Electricity – Facilities
On September 6, the AUC announced the introduction of new and interim information requirements relating to agricultural land, municipal land use, viewscapes, reclamation security, and land use planning as part of the regulatory review process of new power plant applications, including wind, solar, thermal, hydroelectric and other power plants.
Applications filed on or after August 3, 2023, are required to satisfy the existing information requirements in Rule 007: Applications for Power Plants, Substations, Transmission Lines, Industrial System Designations, Hydro Developments and Gas Utility Pipelines, along with the new additional interim requirements.
Power plant applications that were filed before August 3, 2023, may be required to respond to these interim information requirements, which the AUC will decide on a case-by-case basis.
Applicants who prefer not to continue developing the record of any existing applications while the pause period is ongoing may request that the AUC place their application in abeyance until the pause period expires on February 29, 2024.