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Rocktree Solar Inc. Rocktree Solar Project, AUC Decision 27445-D01-2022

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Solar Power – Facilities


Rocktree Solar Inc. (“Rocktree”), wholly owned and operated by Volatrix Group Inc., applied for permission to construct and operate the 18.4-megawatt (“MW”) Rocktree Solar Project (the “Project”). The Project will be constructed on 110 acres of private, cultivated land two kilometres south of Spruce Grove in Parkland County. The Project will be connected to the distribution system of FortisAlberta Inc.


The AUC determined that approval of the Project is in the public interest and therefore approved the applications from Rocktree, subject to conditions related to a conservation and reclamation plan for the Project, post-construction monitoring, noise control, solar glare and final equipment selection.

Applicable Legislation

Alberta Utilities Commission Act, SA 2007, c A-37 – s. 17.

Hydro and Electric Energy Act, RSA 2000, c H-16 – ss. 11 and 18.

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

AUC Rule 012: Noise Control.

Alberta Environment and Protected Areas – Fish and Wildlife Stewardship: 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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