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Fortis Alberta Solar Project and Battery Storage

Fortis Alberta is proposing to construct a Battery Energy Storage and Solar Project in Waterton Lakes National Park. The Project will provide power storage capacity in the event of a line outage and will supply the Waterton Townsite with back-up power for approximately four hours under peak load conditions. The project involves installation of a pre-fabricated Battery Energy Storage System and photovoltaic solar panels at locations still to be assessed and confirmed. Fortis Alberta will be undertaking a Basic Impact Assessment to describe potential project-related impacts to natural and cultural resources from this Project.


This map is for illustrative purposes. The markers represent the approximate locations based on available data. More than one marker may be identified for a given assessment.


Latest update

19 january 2020 – The public comment period on the project is closed. Parks Canada is considering comments received to help inform its determination on whether the carrying out of the project is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.

Key documents

Key documents
Document Number Document Title File Date
1 New project being assessed by Parks Canada - Public comments invited from 19 december 2019 to 18 january 2020 - December 19, 2019

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P.O. Box 200
Waterton Park, AB T0K 2M0

  • Location

    • Waterton Lakes National Park (Alberta)
  • Project Type

    • Other, not otherwise specified
  • Status

    In progress
  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Parks Canada
  • Authorities

    • Parks Canada Agency
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number

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