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General Land & Power Corp. and AltaLink Management Ltd. Sollair Solar Energy Project and Connection, AUC Decision 27582-D01-2023

Link to Decision Summarized

Solar Power – Facilities

Application

General Land & Power Corp. (“GL&P”) applied for approval to construct and operate the 75-megawatt Sollair Solar Energy Power Plant, and the associated Sollair 1055S Substation (the “Project”). The Project will be constructed on 476 acres of cultivated freehold land adjacent to the north boundary of the City of Airdrie.

AltaLink Management Ltd. (“AML”) applied for approval to construct and operate a new 138-kilovolt Transmission Line 688BL and alter Transmission Line 688L to connect the Project to the Alberta Interconnected Electric System.

Decision

The AUC approved the applications from GL&P and AML, subject to certain conditions.

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, 14, 15, 18 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

Historical Resources Act, RSA 2000, c H-9.

ISO Rules Section 501.3 Abbreviated Needs Approval Process

AUC Rule 033: Post-approval Monitoring Requirements for Wind and Solar Power Plants

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