Hearing slated for Michichi Solar Generation facility
A hearing has been scheduled to consider an application to build a 25-megawatt solar plant north of Drumheller.
Kneehill Soar LP, a joint venture between ATCO Power and Samsung C&T has applied to the Alberta Utilities Commission (AUC) to construct and operate the Michichi Solar Generation Facility.
The project will be situated on approximately 320 acres of privately owned agriculture land about one kilometere northwest of Drumheller.
The project will require about 85,000 to 100,000 solar panels and will require up to 10 medium voltage stations to house solar invertors.
The DC power sent from the solar arrays will be sent to the inverters to convert the electricity to AC. The transformers will step up the electricity to 25 Kilovolts and put it on the grid through existing distribution lines.
The project has the potential to generate about 44,000-megawatt hours annually, which is enough to power an average of approximately 6,000 households.
The Notice of Hearing was on May 31, an information
session was held at the Badlands Community Facility on June 20. The hearing is scheduled for August 27.
For those wishing to participate in the hearing and present written evidence, they must be present at the commencement of the hearing and submit written evidence by July 25.
Those wishing to participate
in the hearing can go to www. auc.ab.ca and log into the efiling system, go to proceeding 24186 and register to participate under the ‘registered parties’ tab.
For more information about participating in this proceeding, contact Conrad Dalsun at 403-592-3281 or email questions to conrad.dal[email protected] ab.ca.
There is an application before the AUC for the approval of the Michichi Solar Generation Facility approximately 1 kilometre north of Drumheller.