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Achernar GP Ltd. Application for an Order Permitting the Sharing of Records Not Available to the Public Regarding the Empress Solar Power Plant, AUC Decision 28667-D01-2023

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Solar – Markets


Achernar GP Ltd. (“Achernar”) applied pursuant to s 3 of the Fair, Efficient and Open Competition Regulation (“FEOCR”), seeking permission to share records not available to the public. The information was related to the Empress Solar Power Plant, located in Cypress County, consisting of up to 89,000 photovoltaic panels and 12 inverter-transformer units, with a total generating capability of 39 megawatts. Achernar applied to share the records between Achernar, Achernar Limited Partnership and URICA Energy Real Time Ltd.


The AUC was satisfied that Achernar had demonstrated that: (i) the sharing of records was reasonably necessary for Achernar to carry out its business; and (ii) the subject records would not be used for any purpose that did not support the fair, efficient and openly competitive operation of the Alberta electricity market. The AUC was also satisfied that the total offer control of the parties would not exceed the offer control limit of 30 percent under s 5(5) of the FEOCR. The AUC approved the application.

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