AUC Inquiry Announced

The AUC will hold an inquiry “into the ongoing economic, orderly and efficient development of electricity generation in Alberta”.  It arises from the Province’s direction that the AUC pause approvals for renewable electricity projects. The AUC is considering things like siting power plants but also considering the growth of renewable energy.

AUC Bulletin 2023-06 – Inquiry

The Bulletin contemplates a significant role for municipalities in the inquiry. The first phase of the inquiry will look at impacts on land, including the role of municipal governments in land selection for project development and review. it will consider things like siting and reclamation issues.  While the AUC says further information is coming shortly, here are the preliminary timelines, which are fairly aggressive:

Process step Timeframe
AUC notice with additional updates/participant information Mid-September
Oral submissions (in-person) Late October to mid-November
Written submissions Mid to late November
Reply submissions Early December
Oral hearing Mid December
Deadline to submit report to the Minister of Affordability and Utilities March 29, 2024

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