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August 7, 2015
More than half a billion dollars in proposed customer savings and enabling more clean wind energy for Albertans highlight AltaLink's Q2 activities

CALGARY, ALBERTA (Marketwired - August 7, 2015) - On June 1, AltaLink submitted a proposal to the Alberta Utilities Commission (AUC) to save Albertans more than $550 million between 2015 and 2017.
June 25, 2015
AltaLink, L.P. to Issue $350 Million in Medium-Term Notes

Calgary, Alberta - AltaLink, L.P. (AltaLink) is continuing to power Alberta's economy through the cost-effective reinforcement of Alberta's transmission system; ensuring Albertans have the reliable electricity they need.  
June 18, 2015
AltaLink partners with Alberta Indigenous Games to support Aboriginal youth

AltaLink commits $25,000 to the 2015 Alberta Indigenous Games

CALGARY, Alberta - Just in time for National Aboriginal Day on June 21, AltaLink, Alberta's largest electricity transmission provider, announced a new sponsorship with the one-of-its-kind Alberta Indigenous Games. Held in July in Edmonton, the games bring together Aboriginal youth to coach participants for ‘life, career and sport.'
June 2, 2015
AltaLink proposes to save Alberta customers more than $550 million over three years

On June 1, AltaLink, Alberta’s largest electric transmission company, submitted a proposal to the Alberta Utilities Commission (AUC), to save Albertans more than $550 million between 2015 and 2017.
May 26, 2015
Shaw Charity Classic, AltaLink Score Big Win For Alberta Youth-Based Charities With New Birdies For Kids Program

-Shaw Communications Commits $1 million to six new 2015 Shaw Charity Classic Charitable Partners -
CALGARY, ALBERTA (Marketwired - May 26, 2015) Building on two record-setting years of charitable giving, the Shaw Charity Classic - Calgary's marquee PGA TOUR Champions Tour event - has partnered with AltaLink to extend its impact to as many as 90 charities across the province with the introduction of Birdies for Kids.
May 7, 2015
Strong reliability and safety results highlight AltaLink's first quarter of 2015

CALGARY, ALBERTA (Marketwired - May 7, 2015) Building on a steady improvement trend over the past 12 months, AltaLink recorded strong reliability and safety results during the first quarter of 2015.
May 6, 2015
Town and residents work with AltaLink on collaborative tower solution

Feedback from Canmore residents and cooperation with the Town of Canmore has resulted in the ability for AltaLink to continue to supply reliable power to the region without adding height to the existing telecommunications tower in the town.
April 21, 2015
Recycling electronics is one way to celebrate Earth Day

CALGARY, ALBERTA (April 21, 2015) Find out what one Calgary organization is doing to recycle heaps of unwanted electronics.
March 25, 2015
AltaLink encourages safety around power lines - Stay 25 feet or 7 metres away

Spring has arrived in Alberta, which means crops are ready to be planted, construction is ready to begin and fields are ready for work. When you head out to work this spring, be aware of the power lines in your area. Whether they're above your head or beneath your feet, power lines can pose a dangerous hazard to workers who perform activities near electrical infrastructure.
February 27, 2015
Close of AltaLink's acquisition by BHE, safety performance and national corporate culture award highlight 2014 results

CALGARY, ALBERTA (Marketwired - February 27, 2015) The December 1, 2014 close of AltaLink's acquisition by Berkshire Hathaway Energy (BHE) capped a successful year for AltaLink.
December 1, 2014
AltaLink Announces Completion of Acquisition by Berkshire Hathaway Energy

Today AltaLink, L.P. announced its acquisition by Berkshire Hathaway Energy (BHE) for C$3.1 billion (approximately US$2.7 billion) in cash has been completed after receiving the required approval on November 28, 2014, from the Alberta Utilities Commission (AUC).
November 28, 2014
AltaLink acquisition by Berkshire Hathaway Energy approved by Alberta Utilities Commission

AltaLink is pleased to announce that its acquisition by Berkshire Hathaway Energy (BHE) received the required approval on November 28, 2014 from the Alberta Utilities Commission (AUC). This is the final of three approvals required for the sale; the other two were received earlier this year from the federal government. We are pleased with the decision of the AUC. We expect the transaction to reach financial close as soon as possible.

The AUC's decision is available here.

November 20, 2014
AltaLink named among Canada's 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures

CALGARY, Alberta - AltaLink has been named one of Canada's 10 most admired corporate cultures of 2014 in a national program presented by Waterstone Human Capital.
November 6, 2014
AltaLink receives award for excellent employee safety

CALGARY, ALBERTA (Marketwired - November 6, 2014) AltaLink receives the bronze Canadian Electricity Association Vice President's Award of Excellence for Employee Safety.
November 5, 2014
AltaLink, L.P. to Issue $295 Million in Medium-Term Notes

CALGARY, ALBERTA - AltaLink, L.P. (AltaLink) is continuing to power Alberta's economy through the cost-effective reinforcement of Alberta's transmission system; ensuring Albertans have the reliable electricity they need.
October 30, 2014
AltaLink wins Parkland County 2014 Business of the Year Award

CALGARY, ALBERTA (Marketwired - October 30, 2014) AltaLink and its employees are committed to the communities in which we live and work.
July 31, 2014
AltaLink earns approval to construct transmission development in central Alberta

CALGARY, ALBERTA (July 31, 2014) The Alberta Utilities Commission (AUC) has approved several components that fall under AltaLink's Red Deer Area Transmission Development project.
July 29, 2014
BHE investment in AltaLink secures needed infrastructure investment for Alberta

CALGARY, ALBERTA (Marketwired - July 29, 2014) Berkshire Hathaway Energy announced May 1, 2014 that it will acquire AltaLink for an estimated $3.2 billion. The transaction is subject to approval by the Alberta Utilities Commission.
May 5, 2014
AltaLink's investment in regional projects supports delivery of reliable power to all Albertans

AltaLink's ongoing investment in regional reinforcement projects is helping to update Alberta's aging electricity network and enabling future growth in our economy.
May 1, 2014
Berkshire Hathaway Energy purchases SNC-Lavalin's equity in AltaLink

AltaLink L.P. (AltaLink) announced today that Berkshire Hathaway Energy has reached an agreement to purchase SNC-Lavalin's equity in AltaLink. Pending regulatory approval from the Alberta Utilities Commission (AUC), Berkshire Hathaway Energy will hold 100 per cent of the equity ownership of AltaLink.
April 17, 2014
AltaLink cautions Albertans about individuals impersonating AltaLink employees

The RCMP has informed AltaLink of a fraud investigation involving individuals who impersonated AltaLink employees with the intent of obtaining money from a landowner.
March 11, 2014
Hearing underway for AltaLink’s Red Deer Area Transmission Development
February 27, 2014
Critical investment in Alberta and Canadian sustainability designation mark AltaLink's 2013 results
February 24, 2014
AltaLink welcomes back Scott Thon as President and CEO
January 17, 2014
AltaLink and AEP partner to bid on Fort McMurray West 500 kV Transmission Project

CALGARY, ALBERTA (January 17, 2014) AltaLink, L.P. (AltaLink) and AEP Transmission Holding Company, LLC. (AEP) announced they have partnered to participate in the Alberta Electric System Operator's (AESO) competitive process for the construction and operation of the Fort McMurray West 500 kV Transmission Project (Fort McMurray West). The partnership operates as Athabasca TransmissionCanadian Electricity
January 10, 2014
Canadian Electricity Association Designates AltaLink as Sustainable Electricity Company

CALGARY, ALBERTA (January 10, 2014) The Canadian Electricity Association (CEA) announced today that AltaLink, an electricity transmission company based in Calgary, Alberta, has been designated as a Sustainable Electricity CompanyTM. With this designation, AltaLink becomes the first-ever transmission company and second major electricity company in Canada to receive this designation.
October 30, 2013
AltaLink, L.P. to Issue $500 Million in Medium-Term Notes

Calgary, Alberta - AltaLink, L.P. (AltaLink) is committed to providing value for Albertans through the delivery of reliable, cost effective electricity through its transmission system.
October 29, 2013
AltaLink gearing up to construct five Foothills area projects

CALGARY, ALBERTA (Marketwire - October 29, 2013) The Alberta Utilities Commission (AUC) has approved with conditions five AltaLink projects that fall under the Foothills Area Transmission Development (FATD) and the Southern Alberta Transmission Reinforcement (SATR).
October 25, 2013
AltaLink's continuing investment promotes greater reliability for Albertans

CALGARY, ALBERTA (Marketwire - October 25, 2013) AltaLink's continuing investment in new and existing transmission infrastructure is enhancing the reliability of the electric system and supporting Alberta's growing economy.
October 11, 2013
AltaLink submits updated cost estimate for Western Alberta Transmission Line project

CALGARY, ALBERTA - AltaLink has submitted its updated cost estimate to the Alberta Electric System Operator (AESO) for the construction of the Western Alberta Transmission Line (WATL) project.
September 13, 2013
AltaLink to Issue $475 Million in Medium-Term Notes
July 25, 2013
AltaLink delivers economic boost to Alberta communities as construction grows

CALGARY, ALBERTA (Marketwire - July 25, 2013) AltaLink's continuing investment in new transmission facilities is delivering benefits across Alberta even before the facilities are commissioned.
July 9, 2013
AltaLink to Issue $250 Million in Medium-Term Notes
July 5, 2013
AltaLink Incident Statement
July 4, 2013
AltaLink announces $100,000 donation to The Calgary Foundation Flood Rebuilding Fund

CALGARY, Alberta – AltaLink today announced a $100,000 contribution to The Calgary Foundation’s Flood Rebuilding Fund.
June 4, 2013
Check out AltaLink's 2013 Report to Communities!
May 16, 2013
Hearing underway for AltaLink’s Foothills Area Transmission Development
April 26, 2013
AltaLink continues delivering reliable service and much needed expansion during the first quarter of 2013

CALGARY, ALBERTA (April 26, 2013) AltaLink continued to connect Albertans to reliable and cost-effective electricity through its expanding transmission system during the first quarter.
March 1, 2013
AltaLink delivers solid 2012 operating results for Albertans

Calgary, Alberta - AltaLink delivered its best overall year in providing reliable transmission service to Albertans in 2012.
January 18, 2013
AltaLink names Dennis Frehlich Interim President & CEO

CALGARY, ALBERTA (January 18, 2013) Today AltaLink announced that Dennis Frehlich will assume the role of AltaLink's interim President & Chief Executive Officer effective January 21, 2013, while Scott Thon will temporarily leave AltaLink on secondment to SNC-Lavalin, AltaLink's parent company.
December 7, 2012
AltaLink moves forward on critical Western Alberta Transmission Line

CALGARY, ALBERTA (December 7, 2012) The Alberta Utilities Commission (AUC) has approved AltaLink's Western Alberta Transmission Line (WATL) route.
December 6, 2012
AUC approves AltaLink's WATL route
November 22, 2012
AltaLink to Issue $275 Million in Medium-Term Notes

Calgary, Alberta - AltaLink, L.P. (AltaLink) is committed to providing value for Albertans through the delivery of reliable, cost effective electricity through its transmission system.
October 31, 2012
AltaLink's approved substation upgrades will help meet electricity demand

CALGARY, ALBERTA (October 31, 2012) AltaLink has been given the go-ahead from the Alberta Utilities Commission (AUC) to upgrade six substations in and around Red Deer as part of the Red Deer Area Transmission Development.
October 25, 2012
AltaLink prepares for busy construction season following third quarter

CALGARY, ALBERTA (October 25, 2012) AltaLink continued to strengthen its transmission system during the third quarter to ensure Albertans have access to reliable and cost-effective electricity.
October 4, 2012
AltaLink and the Alberta Birds of Prey Foundation release rehabilitated Great Horned Owl

Lethbridge, Alberta - A Great Horned Owl and several raptors spread their wings and returned to the southern Alberta sky today.
August 13, 2012
AltaLink announces first of its kind training facility for linemen

Calgary, Alberta - AltaLink is proud to announce plans to build an innovative training facility in southern Alberta.
July 27, 2012
AltaLink Continues Investment in Alberta's Transmission Grid during the Second Quarter of 2012

Calgary, Alberta - AltaLink has invested more than $420 million into Alberta's transmission system this year, including more than $220 million during the second quarter of 2012, to improve electric system reliability and provide access to low-cost and renewable energy sources.
June 27, 2012
AltaLink to Issue $300 Million in Medium-Term Notes

Calgary, Alberta - AltaLink, L.P. (AltaLink) is committed to providing value for Albertans through the delivery of reliable, affordable electricity through its transmission system. AltaLink will issue $300 million in Medium-Term Notes to support the development of new transmission projects throughout Alberta. These projects will ensure the transmission system will meet the province's growing need for electricity.
June 11, 2012
Hearing begins on Monday, June 11 for AltaLink's Western Alberta Transmission Line project
April 27, 2012
AltaLink Reports First Quarter 2012 Results

Calgary, Alberta - Today, AltaLink, L.P. announced comprehensive income of $22.5 million for the three months ended March 31, 2012, compared with $17.4 million for the three months ended March 31, 2011. Revenue for the first quarter was $92.5 million, compared with $76.3 million in 2011.
February 23, 2012
AltaLink Reports 2011 Results
February 13, 2012
AltaLink supports Critical Transmission Review Committee recommendations
January 25, 2012
AltaLink announces new members of the Board

Calgary, Alberta - AltaLink is pleased to announce the recent appointment of Sue Lee and Don Chynoweth to its Board of Directors.
January 16, 2012
AltaLink CEO recognized for business leadership

Calgary, Alberta - AltaLink, L.P. President and Chief Executive Officer, Scott Thon, was honoured by the Calgary Chamber of Commerce today with the 2011 Sherrold Moore Award.
November 3, 2011
AltaLink to Issue $275 Million in Medium?Term Notes

Calgary, Alberta - AltaLink, L.P. (AltaLink) is committed to providing value for Albertans through the delivery of reliable, cost effective electricity through its transmission system.
October 28, 2011
AltaLink reports 2011 third quarter results

Today, AltaLink, L.P. announced net income of $55.1 million for the nine-month period ended September 30, 2011, compared with $50.8 million for the same period in 2010. Net income for the third quarter of 2011 was $20.6 million, compared with $13.4 million for the same period in 2010. Revenue for the third quarter was $82.0 million, compared with $81.4 million in 2010.
October 21, 2011
Statement in response to the AUC's announcement

We learned today that the Government of Alberta asked the Alberta Utilities Commission (AUC) to suspend its review process of the Critical Transmission Infrastructure (CTI) projects, AltaLink's Western Alberta Transmission Line and ATCO's Eastern Alberta Transmission Line.
October 19, 2011
Welcome to our new website

We are excited that you decided to stop by. We have combined two websites into one (
September 11, 2011
AltaLink Incident Statement

AltaLink has issued a statement regarding the fatality of a contractor working on an electricity transmission project in the Crowsnest Pass area.
July 29, 2011
AltaLink Receives Regulatory Approval to Enable Alberta Wind Power

AltaLink, Alberta's largest transmission company, achieved several key milestones during the second quarter of 2011 in meeting its mandate to supply Alberta's increased demand for electricity. During the second quarter, AltaLink received approval from the Alberta Utilities Commission (AUC) to build a 240-kilometre transmission line and related substations from the Brooks area to south of Medicine Hat.
May 4, 2011
Alberta's electricity consumption increases during the first three months of 2011

AltaLink L.P. continues to deliver safe, reliable and efficient electric energy to satisfy Alberta's growing demand for energy and access to power generated from renewable energy. Alberta's electricity transmission grid delivered 19,106 gigawatt hours (GWh) of electricity to Albertans during the first three months of 2011, a 5.2 per cent increase compared to the same period in 2010. The 5.2 per cent increase is enough energy to power 527,000 households during the three-month period.
March 11, 2011
Helping spirits soar and students reach their goals

Going back to school as an adult is something most of us can’t imagine. Elmer Half not only imagined it, he made it a reality. And thanks in part to a $2,000 scholarship from AltaLink that reality is a little bit easier.
March 2, 2011
AltaLink reaches important project milestone

Alberta's largest transmission provider reached an important milestone in its efforts to reinforce Alberta's aging transmission system.
February 25, 2011
AltaLink Enhances Reliability and Access to Green Power in 2010

During 2010, AltaLink improved system reliability by building and energizing new projects, and responding to increased demand from Albertans for wind generated electricity.
February 25, 2011
AltaLink renews commitment to Alberta 4-H's communications program

AltaLink has renewed a three-year partnership with Alberta 4-H and will continue as a Legacy Builder and Presenting Partner of 4-H's communications program. As a result of this partnership, more than 350 clubs across the province will receive funding to develop their members' public speaking and presentation skills.

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