Saamis Solar Park

The proposed Saamis Solar Park is a utility scale ground-mounted solar photovoltaic (PV) project located on a site of approximately 1,600-acre within the city limits of Medicine Hat. Medicine Hat has fantastic solar resource and boasts more days of sunshine per year (330!) than any other city in Canada.

The site includes a large area of a capped phosphogypsum stack. Solar power generation offers a productive use of an area that would otherwise have limited developmental potential as most development options for the brownfield site would be restricted due to the existence of the capped phosphogypsum stack.

The Project will involve the installation of solar PV panels, fixed and tilt panel racking systems, invertor/transformer stations, an electrical collection system, access roads, and the construction of an electrical substation to connect to the Alberta Interconnected Electric System (AIES)

A Development Permit for the project was granted in August 2021 and, pending regulatory approvals, construction activities are anticipated to begin in 2025.
An AUC application for the Power Plant and associated substation was registered with the AUC on November 24, 2022, under proceeding 27788.

A virtual Oral Hearing for the project has been scheduled for the following dates: 9th, 11th, 12th and 16th  of April 2024.

For more information about the AUC please visit their site at They can also be contacted by email at [email protected] or by phone at 310-4282.

Additional material about the project can be found on the following links:

Project Information Mail Out_June 2022

Project Open House Information Boards_June 2022