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Capital Power Generation Services Inc. Enchant Solar Project Amphibian Mitigation Measures, AUC Decision 27505-D01-2022

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Power Plant Approval – Enchant Solar Project


Capital Power Generation Services Inc. (“Capital Power”) filed two letters of enquiry relating to facilities under construction under Approval 27025-D02-2021 (a solar power plant designated as the Enchant Solar Project). One letter explained that work had occurred in contravention of one of Capital Power’s approval commitments. The incident resulted from work taking place within a 100-meter wetland setback and was reported to Alberta Environment and Parks (“AEP”) Fish and Wildlife Stewardship. AEP recommended that Capital Power file a report with the AUC. The second letter outlined proposed additional mitigation measures.


The AUC found that appropriate steps were taken once Capital Power became aware of the contravention, including reporting the incident to AEP. The AUC approved the additional mitigation measures proposed and acknowledged Capital Power’s intent to implement all the mitigation measures prior to recommencing work within the 100-meter setbacks of any wetland where amphibians have been identified.

Applicable Legislation

Alberta Utilities Commission Act, SA 2007, c A-37.2 – s 17.

Hydro and Electric Energy Act, RSA 2000, c H-16 – s 11.

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