Facilities – Solar
In this decision, the AUC approved the applications from AltaLink Management Ltd. (“AML”) for permission to construct and operate the Dunmore Solar Project Connection.
AUC Findings and Decision
AML applied to the AUC for approval to construct and operate a 138-kilovolt transmission line from the Dunmore 1011S substation (the “Substation”) to an existing transmission line in the Medicine Hat area (the Dunmore Solar Project Connection). AML also applied to alter an existing transmission line to accommodate the connection and to connect the altered transmission line to the Substation.
The AUC determined that the applications filed by AML met the requirements of Rule 007: Applications for Power Plants, Substations, Transmission Lines, Industrial System Designations, Hydro Developments and Gas Utility Pipelines.
The AUC was satisfied with the participant involvement program conducted by AML and was further satisfied with the environmental evaluation and by the environmental protection plan submitted with the applications.
The AUC consequently found that approval of the applications was in the public interest. The applications were approved pursuant to sections 14, 15, 18, and 19 of the Hydro and Electric Energy Act.