Red Deer and the surrounding areas have grown significantly in recent years and the demand for electricity has increased. Transmission system reinforcements are required to make sure homes, farms and businesses continue to have a reliable supply of electricity for years to come.
Stage 1 of the development was completed in late 2013. On July 29, 2014, AltaLink received approval from the Alberta Utilities Commission (AUC) to construct componants that fall under stages 2 and 3 of the development.
Currently we are preparing for construction activities in the Ponoka, Didsbury, Sylvan Lake and Red Deer areas. Construction in the Innisfail area is scheduled to begin in the summer or fall of 2015. Construction on all project compnants is expected to be complete by the summer or fall of 2015.
More information about each stage of the project, including newsletters and maps can be found below.
Please note: As part of Stage 3 of the development, AltaLink is also proposing to build a new transmission line, called 423L, east of Lacombe. AltaLink included this component in the original application that was filed with the AUC but we are continuing to look at our options for the proposed new transmission line. As a result, the AUC has postponed its consideration of the 423L component. AltaLink will continue to communicate with stakeholders near the proposed 423L transmission line as the project progresses and will submit a revised application to the AUC for the 423L project once it has been prepared.
The proposed Red Deer Area Transmission Development is divided into five stages.
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