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Sunnynook Solar Energy Inc. Sunnynook Solar+ Energy Storage Project, AUC Decision 27971-D01-2023

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Solar Power – Facilities

Application

Sunnynook Solar Energy Inc. applied for approval to construct and operate the Sunnynook Solar+ Energy Storage Project (the “Project”), on approximately 828 acres of agricultural land in the Hanna area. The Project will consist of a 270-megawatt (“MW”) solar power plant, a battery energy storage system with a storage capacity of up to 100 MW/200 megawatt-hour (“MWh”), and the associated Rose Lynn 1072S Substation.

Decision

The AUC approved the applications, with conditions. The approval conditions relate to the re-seeding of native grasslands, filing of post-construction monitoring report with the Alberta Environment and Protected Areas – Fish and Wildlife Stewardship, filing of reports regarding any concerns or complaints about solar glare, the energy storage systems to be selected and the implementation of mitigation measures during and post-construction.

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