May 27th, 2024

Saamis Solar project decision expected by end of July

By Medicine Hat News on May 3, 2024.

The footprint of the Saamis Solar Project in north Medicine Hat is shown in this map provided by the Alberta Utilities Commission.--SUPPLIED IMAGE


A decision on an application to build a massive solar panel array in north Medicine Hat is expected in July.

Last month regulators heard from DP Energy, the company proposing to build the 1,600-acre Saamis Solar project north of Crescent Heights, as well as three groups that oppose parts of the $600-million project.

The Alberta Utilities Commission reports that is expects to issue a ruling on the entire project, including a related substation, by July 23.

The AUC typically rules within 180 days from the date the application is considered complete, which would have been April 27 in case of a substation required to put the power on to the Alberta transmission system.

Final written arguments on the power generation facility are due May 7.

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