Alberta reviews application for 99-MW New Dayton wind project

The Alberta Utilities Commission plans a delayed Sept. 30 hearing on an Acciona Renewable Energy Canada Gp Holdings Inc. application to construct and operate the 99-MW New Dayton wind project.

This new wind farm would be located approximately three kilometers southwest of the community of New Dayton and 45 kilometers southeast of Lethbridge, in the county of Warner, in southern Alberta.

Acciona filed an application with the AUC in September 2012, requesting approval to construct and operate this project. Project details include:

  • Construct up to 33 3-MW wind-powered turbines;
  • Construct ACCNDAY 202S substation to facilitate the future connection of the New Dayton wind project to the Alberta Interconnected Electric System.
  • Construct a 34.5-kV collector system consisting primarily of underground power lines with some overhead sections to facilitate connections of wind-powered turbines to the ACCNDAY 202S substation.

The hearing had originally been set for July. But was pushed back on May 17 by the commission to Sept. 30 at the request of one of the parties. The new schedule includes: a July 26 applicant’s deadline to respond to information requests; and an applicant’s reply evidence deadline of Sept. 20.

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