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Project NameProject DetailsProject Status
Abee Substation and Transmission Line Connection 

AltaLink is proposing to upgrade its transmission system in the Redwater area to connect Enbridge Pipeline's and Access Pipeline's pump stations to the electric system. This project includes:

  • a new substation
  • approximately 10 kilometres of new transmission line
Project approved
AESO Telecommunications Upgrade 

AltaLink is proposing to upgrade the telecommunications system in the Airdrie area to maintain the safety and reliability of the electric system. This project includes:

  • a new telecommunications tower on the roof of the FortisAlberta building
  • upgrading two existing telecommunications building

 

Project approved
Airdrie Area Transmission Reinforcement

The Alberta Electric System Operator (AESO) has withdrawn its need identification document (NID) for the project. As a result of this withdrawal, AltaLink's current Facilities Application for the Airdrie Area Transmission Reinforcement will not proceed.

 

Project cancelled
Alberta Newsprint Telecommunications Upgrade

AltaLink is proposing to upgrade the telecommunications system at the existing Alberta Newsprint Substation near Whitecourt. This project involves:

  • building a new telecommunications tower in the existing substation
Consultation underway
Amelia 108S Substation Upgrade

AltaLink is proposing to upgrade the existing Amelia 108S substation located in the Fort Saskatchewan area to help meet the electricity demands of industrial facilities in the area. This project involves:

  • adding new equipment
  • adding four new 25 kV circuit breakers
Consultation underway
Athabasca Area Telecommunications Upgrade  AltaLink is proposing to upgrade its telecommunications system in the Athabasca area to maintain the saftey and reliability of the electric system. This project includes:
  • upgrading telecommunications towers at eight existing sites
  • building a new telecommunications tower at the existing Waupisoo Substation
  • building two new telecommunications sites

Project complete 

Bannerman Substation and Transmission Line Project AltaLink is proposing to upgrade its transmission system in the Redwater area to connect the North West Sturgeon Refinery to the electric system. This project includes:
  • a new substation
  • a new telecommunications tower
  • approximately five kilometres of new transmission line
Project approved
Barrier 32S Emergency Substation Rebuild  

Due to the substational flooding in souther Alberta in June 2013, the Barrier 32S Substation was destroyed. AltaLink is rebuilding the Barrier 32S Substation located in the Bow Valley Provincial Park. 

Construction underway 
Barstow Radio Site

AltaLink is proposing to upgrade its telecommunications system in Wheatland County to maintain the safety and reliability of the electric system. This project includes: 

  • building a new radio site, called Barstow

 

Construction underway 
Beamer Telecommunications Upgrade

AltaLink is proposing to replace its telecommunication tower at the Beamer 233S substation approximately 10 kilometres (six miles) northeast of the City of Fort Saskatchewan. This project includes: 

  • salvaging the existing tower at the site
  • constructing a new tower that will be approximately 38 metres (125 feet) tall
  • salvaging a second, unused telecommunication tower and control building near the site

 

Consultation underway 
Benbow 397S Substation Upgrade AltaLink is proposing to upgrade its transmission system in the Woodlands County area to meet increasing demand for electricity. AltaLink is proposing an upgrade to its existing Benbow 397S Substation. This project includes:
  • adding two new circuit breakers
 Application filed
Big Rock Transmission System Development 

AltaLink is proposing to upgrade its transmission system in the Okotoks, Black Diamond and High River areas to make sure residents continue to have a reliable supply of electricity for years to come. This project includes: 

  • building a new substation
  • modifying existing substations
  • rebuilding approximately 14 to 22 kilometres of existing transmission line
  • building approximately seven to 14 kilometres of new transmission line
  • removing approximately 30 kilometres of existing transmission line  

 

Consultation underway 
Blackfalds Telecommunications Upgrade

AltaLink is proposing to upgrade its telecommunications system in the Blackfalds area to maintain the safety and reliability of the electric system. This project includes: 

  • replacing an existing telecommunications tower with a new one
  • expanding an existing radio site 

 

Construction underway
Blackie Area 138 kV Line Re-configuration

AltaLink is proposing to upgrade its transmission system in the Blackie area to meet growing demand and connect wind generated power to the electric grid. The Blackie Area 138 kV Line Re-configuration includes:

  • removing a single circuit 138 kV transmission line and replacing it with a new double circuit 138 kV transmission line
  • upgrading two substations
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Consultation underway 
Blackspring Ridge I Wind Farm Connection AltaLink is proposing to upgrade its transmission system in the Carmangay area to connect Greengate Power Corporation's Blackspring Ridge Wind Project to the electric system, providing Albertans access to more wind-powered energy. This project includes:
  • a new switching station
  • a new telecommunications tower
  • approximately 12-14 kilometres of new transmission line
Project approved
Boreal 193S Substation Connection Project AltaLink is proposing to construct a new transmission line to connect the proposed Cenovus FCCL Ltd. Boreal 193S Substation to AltaLink's existing 971L transmission line. This will allow Cenovus' proposed Narrows Lake Oil Sands Project to receive power from the Alberta Interconnected Electric System. This project includes: 
  • a new 240 kV single circuit tranmission line
  • the addition of one airbreak structure 
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 Consultation underway
BowArk Queenstown Power Plant Interconnection AltaLink is proposing to construct a new transmission line to connect the proposed BowArk Queenstown power plant to the electric grid. This project includes: 
  • a new 138 kV tranmission line
  • rebuilding an existing transmission line
  • modifications to the existing Queenstown 504S substation
  • salvaging a telecommunications tower
Consultation underway
Bowmanton to Whitla AltaLink is proposing to upgrade its transmission system in southeast Alberta to meet growing demand and connect wind-generated power to the electric grid. The Bowmanton to Whitla project includes:
  • a new 240 kV transmission line
  • a new substation
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Construction complete
Boyle Substation Upgrade As part of maintenance activities, AltaLink is planning to upgrade its transmission system in the Village of Boyle to ensure that businesses, residents and industrial facilities continue to have a reliable supply of power.  This project includes:
  • upgrading the equipment within the existing Boyle 56S Substation

 

Notification underway

Broadmoor 420S Substation Breaker Addition AltaLink is proposing to upgrade its transmission system in the NE Edmonton area to meet increasing industrial demand for electricity. AltaLink is proposing an upgrade to its existing Broadmoor 420S Substation. This project includes:
  • adding a new circuit breaker

Project approved

Bruderheim Substation Upgrade AltaLink is proposing to upgrade its transmission system in the Fort Saskatchewan area to meet increasing industrial demand for electricity. AltaLink is proposing two series of upgrades to its existing Bruderheim Substation. This project includes:
  • adding a new circuit breaker (approved as of July 2011)
  • replacing an existing transformer and installing two new circuit breakers (proposed in February 2012)

Substation upgrade (July 2011): construction underway 

 

Substation upgrade (February 2012): project approved

Buck Lake Substation Upgrade AltaLink is proposing to upgrade its transmission system in the Cardium area to meet increasing industrial demand for electricity. AltaLink is proposing a series of upgrades to its existing Buck Lake Substation. The project includes adding:
  • one transformer
  • three circuit breakers
  • one switchgear building
  • two structures with airbreaks north of the Buck Lake Substation.

Approved

Buffalo Creek Substation - Telecommunications tower and protection and control upgrade AltaLink is proposing to upgrade its transmission system in the Wainwright area to connect ATCO Electric's proposed Bauer 981S Project to the electric system. This project includes:
  • a new telecommunications tower within the Buffalo Creek Substation
  • substation protection and control upgrades
Consultation underway
Bull Creek Wind Power Facility Interconnection AltaLink is proposing to upgrade its transmission system in the Wainwright area to connect BluEarth Renewables Inc.'s proposed Bull Creek Wind Project to Alberta's electric system. This project includes:
  • a new transmission line
  • expanding the existing Hayter Substation

Application filed

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