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Concord Monarch GP2 Ltd. Monarch Solar Project Battery Energy Storage System Addition, AUC Decision 27191-D01-2022

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Battery Energy Storage – Facilities


Concord Monarch GP2 Ltd. (“Concord Monarch”) filed an application with the AUC for approval to alter the already approved Monarch Solar Project (the “Power Plant”) by adding a 21-megawatt, 42-megawatt-hour battery energy storage system (“BESS”) within the existing fence line of the Power Plant.

The BESS will allow for two hours of storage and charge primarily from on-site solar production and discharge to the 25-kilovolt distribution system while also having the ability to charge from the distribution system.


The AUC approved the application from Coaldale Monarch to add the BESS to the Power Plant.

Applicable Legislation

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

Hydro and Electric Energy Act, RSA 2000, c H-16 – ss. 11, and 19.

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

AUC Rule 012: Noise Control

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