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Aura Power Renewables Ltd. Provost Solar Project, AUC Decision 27918-D01-2023

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Solar Power – Facilities

Application

Aura Power Renewables Ltd. (“Aura Power”) applied for approval to construct and operate a 22.5-megawatt (“MW”) project designated as the Provost Solar Power Plant and to connect the power plant to the FortisAlberta Inc. electric distribution system (the “Project”). The Project will be constructed on 130 acres of private cultivated land, approximately 5.5 kilometres northwest of the town of Provost.

Decision

The AUC approved the applications to construct, operate and connect the power plant to the FortisAlberta Inc. distribution system, subject to conditions.

Pertinent Issues

The AUC determined that the application and the applied-for Project complied with applicable directives, legislation and AUC rules.  The AUC found that that approval of the project is in the public interest having regard to the social, economic, and other effects of the project, including its effect on the environment.

The AUC imposed conditions of approval in relation to solar glare, finalized equipment selection for the Project, wildlife surveys update and annual post-construction monitoring survey reports.

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