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Big Sky Solar GP Inc. Big Sky Solar Project, AUC Decision 27594-D01-2022

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Facilities – Solar Power

Application

Big Sky Solar GP Inc. (“Big Sky”) applied for permission to construct and operate the 140-megawatt Big Sky Solar Power Plant (the “Power Plant”) and the associated Bullseye 1004S Substation (collectively, the “Project”). The Project will be constructed on 800 acres of private, cultivated land in the Municipal District of Acadia No. 34, approximately 2.5 kilometres northwest of the hamlet of Acadia Valley.

Decision

The AUC determined that approval of the Project is in the public interest and therefore approved the applications from Big Sky, subject to conditions related to the environmental protection plan, post-construction monitoring, final equipment selection and project layout, and solar glare.

Applicable Legislation

AUC Rule 001: Rules of Practice, s. 7.

AUC Rule 007: Applications for Power Plants, Substations, Transmission Lines, Industrial System Designations, Hydro Developments and Gas Utility Pipelines

AEP Conservation and Reclamation Directive for Renewable Energy Operations

AUC Rule 033: Post-approval Monitoring Requirements for Wind and Solar Power Plants

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