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Greengate Power Corporation Luna Solar+ Project, AUC Decision 27843-D01-2023

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Solar Power – Facilities


Greengate Power Corporation (“Greengate”) applied for permission to construct and operate the Luna Solar+ Project (the “Project”) on approximately 5,624 acres of privately owned, cultivated land near the city of Brooks in Newell County. The Project will consist of a 930-megawatt (“MW”) solar power plant, a battery energy storage system (“BESS”) with a capacity of up to 160-MW/320-megawatt-hour (“MWh”), and the associated Apollo 1041S Substation and Artemis 1067S Substation.


The AUC approved the applications.

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 and 19.

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

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

AUC Rule 012: Noise Control

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

Conservation and Reclamation Regulation, Alta Reg 115/1993.

Alberta Environment and Protected Areas – Fish and Wildlife Stewardship: Conservation and Reclamation Directive for Renewable Energy Operations

Alberta Environment and Protected Areas – Fish and Wildlife Stewardship: Alberta Ambient Air Quality Objectives

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