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EPCOR intends to submit the required Letter of Enquiry (LOE) for the Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) project with the AUC in July 2020. If all required approvals are granted for the BESS, and if the proposed re-zoning for the E.L. Smith Solar Farm project is approved later this year, the tentative schedule of work will be as follows:

  • Construction of the solar farm is planned for early 2021.
  • Construction and installation of the battery is expected to begin in Summer 2021.
  • Completion of the solar farm and BESS project by Spring 2022.

Please note: These timelines are estimates and may change based on weather, procurement of materials, and construction conditions.

​Next steps​

The consultation process is ongoing and will continue throughout the duration of the project.