• Central Alberta Transmission Projects

Red Deer Area Transmission Development

Project overview

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.

Project details

The proposed Red Deer Area Transmission Development is divided into five stages.

  • Stage 1substation upgrades: upgrading six substations
  • Stage 2transmission line rebuilds: rebuilding nearly 75 kilometres of existing transmission lines in the Red Deer and Sylvan Lake areas
  • Stage 3new substations and transmission lines: building new substations near Ponoka, Innisfail and Didsbury and building approximately 50 kilometres of new transmission lines near the substations and east of Lacombe
  • Stage 4removing existing transmission lines: removing approximately 75 kilometres of transmission line from Wetaskiwin to Lacombe and approximately 25 kilometres of transmission line from Red Deer to Innisfail
  • Stage 5 - 166L transmission line rebuild: rebuilding approximately 15 kilometres of existing transmission line and upgrading an existing substation near Didsbury

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Stage 1

October 2012

November 2011

April 2011

Stage 2

January 2014

July 2013

January 2013

November 2012

August 2012

November 2011

June/July 2011

Stage 3

January 2014

August 2013

July 2013

May 2013

February 2013

June 2012

February 2012

January 2012

July 2011

Stage 5 

June 2013

February 2013

Ponoka Substation Upgrade

November 2012 
July 2012 

May 2012 

April 2012 

July 2011 

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