Mikisew Peace Point Power Plant Solar Addition

The construction of 55 kilowatt (kW) solar generation to be added to the existing diesel-fired power plant. The generation from the solar panels has the potential to generate 58,000 kilowatt hours (kWh) annually, to supplement the operation of the existing power plant engines. Potential project benefits include:
- reduction of diesel consumption,
- reduction of noise, emissions and smell produced by the plant
- increase efficiency of the plant
- achieve cost savings by reducing operating and fuel costs of the plant.
See attached site drawing.
Expected lifespan of the new solar infrastructure is approximately 20+ years.
- ATCO is also requesting a fire break of 25 m to ensure fire safe distance for critical infrastructure

Latest update

February 9, 2021 – Indigenous Services Canada issued its notice of determination https://iaac-aeic.gc.ca/050/evaluations/document/138050 and determined that the project is not likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.


Key documents

Key documents
Document Number Document Title File Date
2 Notice of Determination for the Mikisew Peace Point Power Plant Solar Addition - February 9, 2021
1 Public Comment Period on Intent to Make a Determination - November 4, 2020


Indigenous Services Canada
Stacey LeBlanc, Sr. Environment Officer
630 Canada Place, 9700 Jasper Ave
Edmonton, Alberta T5J 4G2
Telephone: 780-782-8350
Email: stacey.leblanc@canada.ca

  • Location

    • Mikisew Cree First Nation (Alberta)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Alternative Energy
  • Assessment Status

  • Start Date

  • Proponent

  • Authorities

    • Indigenous Services Canada
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


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