Project Listing

AltaLink is proposing to rebuild a 13 kilometre portion of an existing transmission line that has reached the end of its life cycle in the Okotoks-High River area. Rebuilding this transmission line will ensure that residents and businesses in the area continue to have a reliable supply of power.

We are proposing to relocate approximately 16 kilometres of the existing 197L transmission line, which is located approximately one kilometre east of Stavely in the Municipal District of Willow Creek, along Township Road 142.

This transmission line has reached the end of its lifecycle and needs to be replaced as part of AltaLink’s ongoing maintenance program. This project will ensure that the area continues to have a reliable source of electricity for years to come.

AltaLink will be salvaging three telecommunications towers at the following locations:

  • East Calgary
  • Peace Butte
  • Edson

These towers have been replaced by newer telecommunications systems and are no longer needed.

Shape Properties has requested that a portion of an existing transmission line be relocated to accommodate future commercial and residential development. The proposed project includes removing approximately one kilometre of existing overhead transmission line and relocating it underground in order to accommodate the proposed development. All project costs will be paid for by Shape Properties. 

AltaLink is proposing to rebuild the 512L transmission line, located south of Lake Wabamun in Parkland County. 

We are proposing to relocate approximately two kilometres of the existing 526L transmission line, which is located approximately two kilometres northwest of Whitecourt. This project is part of AltaLink’s ongoing maintenence program and will ensure that residents and industry in the area continue to have a reliable source of electricity for years to come. 

AltaLink is proposing to replace the aging structures on the 551L transmission line that connects the Banff and Lake Louise substations to maintain service reliability in Banff National Park.

The purpose of the draft Detailed Environmental Impact Analysis (DEIA) is to identify baseline conditions within the 551L project area and assess the effects of the project on natural and cultural resources within Banff National Park. Once the DEIA is finalized and consultation is complete, Parks Canada will make a decision on the project.

Questions or comments regarding the DEIA can be directed to:

Michael den Otter, Enivornmental Specialist
Parks Canada
Michael.denotter@pc.gc.ca
1-250-347-6172

AltaLink is proposing to rebuild a section of the existing 786L transmission line. This section of line exists on difficult terrain and must be rebuilt and relocated to maintain the safety and reliability of the electric system.

AltaLink is proposing to upgrade the wires on the two portions of the existing 807L line and replace some existing structures to help meet the growing industrial demand for power in the Fort Saskatchewan area.

AltaLink is proposing to remove approximately 140 kilometres (87 miles) of existing transmission line between the area south of Aldersyde and the area south west of Fort Mcleod. As a result of new transmission developments that have recently been energized in the area, we are proposing to remove existing transmission lines that will no longer be needed. 

AltaLink and ATCO Electric are working to connect the Jasper area to the Alberta electric system to ensure residents continue to have a reliable supply of electricity.

AltaLink is proposing to upgrade its transmission system in the Fort Saskatchewan area to connect ATCO Power's proposed Heartland Generating Station to the electric system. This project includes:

  • constructing approximately two kilometres of new transmission line
  • adding new equipment to the Josephburg Substation

AltaLink is currently completing public consultation for this project and wants your input. The Bardo Telecommunications Upgrade project is part of the South and West of Edmonton Area Transmission Development. This area has grown significantly in recent years and the demand for electricity has increased. Transmission system reinforcements are required to make sure residents, businesses and industry continue to have a reliable supply of electricity for years to come. All work on this project will take place on within the existing substation fenced area and no new land is required.

AltaLink is proposing to replace the telecommunications tower at the Benbow Substation. The existing telecommunications tower is nearing the end of its lifecycle and needs to be replaced for maintenance reasons.

A new tower is required to maintain a communications link with the electric system and because no existing infrastructure is suitable for the antenna. Replacing the tower will allow us to maintain the safety and reliability of the electric system in the area.

Bird Diverter Installation

What will you see?
During the bird diverter installation you will see a specialized helicopter hovering beside the overhead shield wire while a worker on a platform outside the helicopter connects the bird diverter. 

This work is part of AltaLink’s Avian Protection Plan, a management system designed to reduce the impact our transmission facilities can have on birds. 

AltaLink is proposing to upgrade equipment at the Blackfalds 198S Substation, located north of the town of Blackfalds to maintain the safety and reliability of the electric system.This project includes:

  • replacing two 138/25 kV transformers with two new higher capacity 138/25 kV transformers
  • salvaging one 25 kV voltage regulator
  • adding two 25 kV circuit breakers
  • adding one 138 kV circuit breaker

AltaLink is currently completing public consultation for this project and wants your input. The Camrose Radio Telecommunication Tower Upgrade project is part of the South and West of Edmonton Area Transmission Development. This area has grown significantly in recent years and the demand for electricity has increased. Transmission system reinforcements are required to make sure residents, businesses and industry continue to have a reliable supply of electricity for years to come. All work on this project will take place on within the existing substation fenced area and no new land is required.

Capital Power has requested a connection to the transmission system to connect AltaLink's existing Whitla Substation at NW 33-7-9-W4 with Capital Power's proposed Shamrock Substation. 

We are proposing to build approximately 12 to 15 kilometres of 240 kilovolt (kV) transmission line. The final transmission line length is dependent on the final route selected, and approved, by the Alberta Utilities Commission (AUC).

AltaLink is proposing replace the existing wood telecommunications structure at the Carseland Substation with a new steel lattice telecommunications tower. The project includes:

  • Replacing the existing 18 metre (60 foot) wood structure with a 18 metre (60 foot) steel lattice telecommunications tower

Thank you for your patience and feedback throughout the Castle Rock Ridge to Chapel Rock Transmission Project.

AltaLink began working on the project in October 2014 and anticipated filing an application with the Alberta Utilities Commission (AUC) in late 2015.

AltaLink has stopped all work on the Castle Rock Ridge to Chapel Rock Transmission Project and has been directed by the Alberta Electric System Operator (AESO) to prepare an application for a new project in the Pincher Creek area that will be called the Chapel Rock to Pincher Creek Area Transmission Development.

Please visit the Chapel Rock to Pincher Creek Area Transmission Development project page for more information regarding that new project. 

The Chapel Rock to Pincher Creek Area Transmission Development includes:

  • A new substation, named Chapel Rock, which will connect to the Alberta/British Columbia intertie transmission line located west of Highway 22.
  • A new transmission line connecting the Chapel Rock Substation to either the existing Goose Lake or Castle Rock Ridge substations, both located north of Pincher Creek.

The location of the new substation and potential routes for the new transmission line have not been determined.

FortisAlberta has requested upgrades to the transmission system in the Chestermere and Balzac areas through the building of a new substation near Chestermere to help meet increased capacity and ensure the reliability of the electrical system for years to come. If approved, the project includes:

  • building a new substation
  • building a new telecommunications structure
  • adding two new 138/25 kV transformers, three new 138 kC circuit breakers and ten new 25 kV circuit breakers within two switchgear buildings
  • removing and modifying portions of the existing 765L transmission line and building two new portions of line 

We are proposing to connect Claresholm Solar’s Granum Substation to the transmission system by connecting it to an existing AltaLink transmission line in the area. The proposed project is located approximately 14 kilometres east of the town of Claresholm and will be operated and maintained by AltaLink.

The Cooking Lake 138 kV Transmission Line and Substation Upgrade project is part of the South and West of Edmonton Area Transmission Development. This area has grown significantly in recent years and the demand for electricity has increased. Transmission system reinforcements are required to make sure residents, businesses and industry continue to have a reliable supply of electricity for years to come.

ENGIE Development Canada LP (ENGIE) has requested a connection to the transmission system for their proposed Duchess Solar Project.

AltaLink is proposing to construct a transmission line, operated and maintained by AltaLink, to connect ENGIE’s proposed Rock Lake Substation to the electric system by connecting it to an existing AltaLink transmission line in the area. The proposed project is located approximately four kilometers southwest of Duchess and will be operated and maintained by AltaLink.

This project involves equipment upgrades at the existing East Edmonton Substation. Upgrades to the substation will help meet the growing industrial demand for power in the area and are required to maintain the safety and reliability of the electric system. 

This project is part of our routine maintenance schedule. When equipment is damaged or reaches the end of its life, we replace it with new equipment to ensure the safety and reliability of Alberta’s electric system. This project includes the replacement of one transformer and the addition of a new circuit breaker.

AltaLink is proposing to build new transmission facilities to connect NaturEner's proposed Wild Rose 1 and 2 Wind Power Projects. The East Palliser Transmission Project includes:

  • a new switching station
  • two new transmission lines

The Alberta Utilities Commission (AUC) approved the project in May 2012. Thank you for participating in our consultation process - your input is important to us.

In September 2012, AltaLink received a Notice of Stop Work Direction from the Alberta Electric System Operator (AESO) on the 1009L portion of the project. The AESO determined that the approved 1009L transmission line was no longer necessary for the connection of the Wild Rose 1 and Wild Rose 2 wind projects to the Alberta electric system.

NaturEner Canada Inc. (NaturEner) began consultation for the East Palliser Transmission Project in 2008. In spring 2010, AltaLink assumed management of this project. AltaLink’s consultation program included two project open houses and more than 130 personal consultations with stakeholders. Through public consultation, AltaLink received valuable stakeholder input that helped us identify routing for the project.

AltaLink is proposing to upgrade the telecommunications tower at the Edgerton Substation. A tower upgrade is required to support the connection of upcoming wind projects to the electric system.

AltaLink is proposing to connect Canadian Natural Resource Limited's proposed Kirby Expansion Project to Alberta's electric system. This project includes:

  • a new substation
  • two new transmission lines
  • a new telecommunications tower

EPCOR Distribution & Transmission Inc. (EPCOR) has requested transmission system access to enhance the reliability of their distribution system. The proposed Riverview substation, to be constructed by EPCOR, if approved would connect to the existing transmission system. You may have received information from EPCOR regarding their substation project. 

AltaLink is proposing to connect EPCOR’s Riverview Substation to the transmission system by building two short transmission lines between the proposed substation and an existing transmission line. The new transmission lines will be constructed, operated and maintained by AltaLink. 

FortisAlberta has requested upgrades to the electric system to improve electrical reliability in your area. Substation upgrades will ensure residents and businesses continue to have a reliable supply of power. If approved, this project involves adding:

  • one new 138/25 kV transformer
  • two new 138 kV circuit breakers
  • one new control building and one new switchgear building 

FortisAlberta has requested upgrades to the electric system to meet the growing demand for electricity. Substation upgrades are required to ensure residents and business continue to have a reliable supply of power. 

FortisAlberta has requested upgrades to the electric system in your area to meet the growing demand for electricity. Substation upgrades will ensure residents and businesses continue to have a reliable supply of power. If approved, the substation upgrade includes adding the following new equipment to the substation:

  • one new 238/25 kV transformer
  • two new 138 kV circuit breaker and associated equipment
  • one new combined control and switchgear building containing four new 25 kV circuit breakers

The proposed project involves equipment upgrades at the existing Fort Macleod Substation, within the town of Fort Macleod near the intersection of 27 Street and 8 Avenue (SE-13-9-26-W4).

The proposed project involves equipment upgrades at the existing Pinedale Substation, approximately 15 kilometres east of the Town of Edson in SE-28-53-15-W5M.  

FortisAlberta has requested upgrades to the transmission system in the Provost and Wainwright areas to improve the reliability of the electric system. This project involves:

  • building a new 138 kV transmission line, approximately 33 kilometres long
  • adding new equipment to the Provost, Edgerton, Hayter and Killarney substations
  • replacing telecommunications structures at the Edgerton, Hayter and Killarney substations with new steel lattice telecommunications towers

FortisAlberta has requested upgrades to the electric system in your area to meet the growing demand for electricity. Substation upgrades are required to ensure residents and businesses continue to have a reliable supply of power. 

Transmission system reinforcements in the Wainwright area are required to ensure that residents, businesses and industrial facilities continue to have a reliable supply of electricity for years to come. Fortis has requested this project to help improve the reliability of the power system in the area. The proposed project includes: 

  • building a new transmission line
  • upgrading the existing Wainwright Substation

Kinder Morgan Canada has requested upgrades to AltaLink’s Gainford Substation to help support the power demands at the Gainford Pump Station facility for Kinder Morgan Canada’s proposed Trans Mountain Expansion Project.

The upgrades to the Gainford Substation include replacing the existing transformer with a new 138/4.16 kilovolt (kV) transformer. 

AltaLink is proposing to connect Devon NEC Corporation's proposed facility to Alberta's electric system. This project includes:

  • a new substation
  • modifications to a proposed substation
  • a new transmission line

The Harry Smith 367S Substation and Transmission Lines project is part of the South and West of Edmonton Area Transmission Development. The area south and west of Edmonton has grown significantly in recent years and the demand for electricity has increased. Transmission system reinforcements are required to make sure residents continue to have a reliable supply of electricity for years to come.

NextEra Canada Development & Acquisitions Inc. has requested a connection to the transmission system for their wind energy project, Heritage Wind Energy Centre (HWEC). AltaLink is proposing to construct a transmission line, operated and maintained by AltaLink, to connect the facility to the electric system.

The AESO has also directed AltaLink to prepare a facility application to complete work to restore the capacity of the 500 kV intertie transmission line between British Columbia and Alberta to its original design.

The Intertie Restoration Project includes:

  • Adding equipment underneath the intertie transmission line west of Highway 22.
  • Increasing the transmission line’s ground clearance in certain locations.
  • Work at the Bennett Substation near Calgary where the line terminates.

AltaLink is proposing to construct a new switching station and short transmission line, operated and maintained by AltaLink, to connect Invenergy’s Pivot Substation (part of the Schuler Wind Energy Centre) to Alberta’s electric system.

Irma Wind Farm Ltd. (Irma Wind) has requested a connection to the transmission system for their proposed new wind power project. AltaLink is proposing to construct a transmission line, operated and maintained by AltaLink, to connect Irma Wind’s potential Kinsella Substation to AltaLink’s Buffalo Creek Substation. We are proposing to build approximately 10 to 16 kilometres of 138 kilovolt (kV) transmission line.

The Alberta Electric System Operator has determined that a new electrical connection between the Keephills and Sundance substations is required.

Canadian Natural Resources Limited (Canadian Natural) has requested a connection to the transmission system for their proposed Kirby North Central Processing Facility. To facilitate this connection, Canadian Natural is proposing to construct a new substation and transmission line.

We are proposing to connect Canadian Natural’s proposed transmission line, to be called 789BL, to the electric system by connecting it to AltaLink’s existing 789L transmission line.

Although AltaLink’s project is separate from Canadian Natural’s project, it is required to facilitate the connection of Canadian Natural’s transmission line and processing facility. Canadian Natural will consult separately on their proposed transmission line and facility.

AltaLink is currently completing public consultation for this project and wants your input. The Leduc Substation Capacitor Bank Addition project is part of the South and West of Edmonton Area Transmission Development. This area has grown significantly in recent years and the demand for electricity has increased. Transmission system reinforcements are required to make sure residents, businesses and industry continue to have a reliable supply of electricity for years to come. All work on this project will take place on within the existing substation fenced area and no new land is required.

The telecommunications tower at AltaLink’s Lethbridge office site, located at 1126-36 Street N, is no longer required as AltaLink
has left the location and will be removed.

AltaLink is proposing to replace the existing telecommunications tower at the Lougheed Radio site. 

AltaLink is proposing to replace the existing telecommunications tower at the Majestic Radio Site. This project includes: 

  • replacing the existing 98 metre (322 foot) tower with a 120 to 125 metre (394 to 410 foot) tower
  • moving the fenced area of the site

AltaLink is proposing to connect Renewable Energy Services Ltd.'s McLaughlin Wind Farm to the electric system.This project includes:

  • constructing 20 metres (65 feet) of new transmission line
  • modifying an existing transmission line
  • installing fibre optic cable in three locations

AltaLink is proposing to extend the telecommunications tower at the Milo Substation. The existing tower is approximately 42 metres tall, and the replacement tower will be approximately 48 metres tall.

AltaLink is proposing to build a new substation called Anthony Henday located at the Kinder Morgan Canada Trans Mountain East Edmonton Terminal near the intersection of Baseline Road (101 Ave) and 17th street in Sherwood Park, Strathcona County. Please contact Kinder Morgan Canada/Trans Mountain if you have questions about their facilities, operations or projects. 

The Anthony Henday Substation project includes:

  • two new 138/25 kV transformers
  • two new 138 kV circuit breakers
  • one new control building 
  • approximately 55 metres of 138 kV transmission line
  • approximately 72 metres of underground fibre optic cable for communication purposes
  • a fenced area of approximately 33 by 35 metres

AltaLink is proposing to build a new substation, called Hornbeck, located at the Kinder Morgan Canada Edson Pump Station facility approximately 10 kilometres (3 miles) west of Edson in Yellowhead County. Please contact Kinder Morgan Canada/ Trans Mountain if you have questions about their projects in the area. 

The new Hornbeck Substation project includes building:

  • one 138/4.16 kV transformer
  • two new 138 kV circuit breakers
  • one control building
  • two 138 kV transmission lines, each approximately 260 metres (853 feet) in length
  • overhead fibre optic cable along the transmission line
  • a fenced area of approximately 43 x 40 metres (125 x 131 feet) 

AltaLink is proposing to upgrade its transmission system in theRed Deer, Wetaskiwin and Didsbury areas to make sure that residents and businesses continue to have a reliable supply of electricity for years to come. This project includes:

  • upgrading six substations
  • rebuilding approximately 75 kilometres of existing transmission lines
  • building three new substations
  • building approximately 50 kilometres of new transmission lines
  • removing approximately 100 kilometres of existing transmission lines

Stage 1 - Substation Upgrades

Upgrading six substations.

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Stage 2 - Transmission Line Rebuilds

Rebuilding nearly 75 kilometres of existing transmission lines in the Red Deer and Sylvan Lake areas.

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Stage 3 - New 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.

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Stage 4 - Removing Existing Transmission Lines

Removing approximately 60 kilometres of transmission line from Wetaskiwin to Lacombe and approximately 25 kilometres of transmission line from Red Deer to Innisfail.

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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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Renewable Energy Systems Canada Inc. (RES) has requested a connection to the transmission system to connect AltaLink’s existing Whitla Substation in NW 33-7-9 W4 to RES’s potential Forty Mile Substation. We are proposing to build approximately 25 to 28 kilometres of 240 kilovolt (kV) transmission line. Final transmission line length is dependent on the final route selected, and approved, by the Alberta Utilities Commission (AUC).

The Saunders Lake Substation and Transmission Lines project is part of the South and West of Edmonton Area Transmission Development. The area south and west of Edmonton has grown significantly in recent years and the demand for electricity has increased. Transmission system reinforcements are required to make sure residents continue to have a reliable supply of electricity for years to come. 

The proposed project involves equipment upgrades at the existing Shell Limestone Substation, approximately 43 kilometres west of the Town of Sundre in SW-12-33-10-W5M.

AltaLink is working on several projects in the area, as part of the South and West of Edmonton Area Transmission Development, to make sure your lights come on at the flick of the switch.

Current projects include the following:

The Alberta Electric System Operator (AESO) identified the need to reinforce the transmission system in southern Alberta. Alberta’s electric system needs more capacity to make room for power generated from new wind farm projects proposed throughout southern Alberta. New transmission lines and substations are required to support this growth and collectively these projects make up the Southern Alberta Transmission Reinforcement (SATR).

This project is part of the Province of Alberta's Southwest Calgary Ring Road Project. AltaLink's Southwest Calgary Ring Road Transmission Project includes:

 

  • removing an existing transmission line and relocating it underground
  • rebuilding and relocating transmission lines

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

  • building a new telecommunications tower
  • expanding the inner fence line

The proposed project involves equipment upgrades at the existing Stirling Substation (NW-27-6-19-W4), which is located 1.6 kilometres east of the Village of Stirling.

We are proposing to replace an aging 138 kilovolt (kV) circuit switcher with a new 138 kV circuit breaker.

Stirling Wind Project LP (SWLP) has requested a connection to the transmission system to connect the proposed Red Coat Substation, which is part of SWLP’s wind power project, to an existing AltaLink transmission line.

We are proposing to build approximately five to seven kilometres of 138 kilovolt (kV) transmission line. The final transmission line length is dependent on the final route selected, and approved, by the Alberta Utilities Commission (AUC).

Suncor has requested a connection to the transmission system to connect AltaLink’s existing Whitla Substation at NW 33-7-9 W4 to Suncor’s Maleb Substation.

We are proposing to build approximately 2.5 to 3 kilometres of 240 kilovolt (kV) transmission line. The final transmission line length is dependent on the final route selected, and approved, by the Alberta Utilities Commission (AUC).

Suncor has requested a connection to the transmission system for their proposed Forty Mile Wind Power Project. The 400 megawatt (MW) Forty Mile Wind Power Project will supply electricity to the grid via two proposed substations: the Granlea Substation and the Maleb Substation. 

Sunset Solar Inc. has requested a connection to the transmission system for their proposed Sunset Solar project. AltaLink is proposing to construct a transmission line, operated and maintained by AltaLink, to connect the facility to the electric system. The proposed project is located approximately in NW-8-10-13-W4, approximately three kilometres southwest of the hamlet of Grassy Lake.

AltaLink is proposing to replace the existing telecommunications tower at the Warner Substation. The existing telecommunications tower needs to be replaced for maintenance reasons. A new tower is required to maintain a communications link with the electric system and replacing the tower will allow us to maintain the safety and reliability of the electric system in the area. 

Welsch Wind Power has requested a connection to the transmission system for their new wind farm development, Welsch Wind Farm. The Welsch Wind Farm can be connected by building a transmission line between the Welsch Wind Farm and the transmission system. The transmission line will be constructed, operated and maintained by AltaLink and will connect Welsch Wind Power’s approved Welsch Substation to the electric system.

AltaLink's Western Alberta Transmission Line proposes to connect the generation-rich area west of Edmonton (Genesee) to Langdon, east of Calgary. This project includes: 

  • approximately 350 kilometres of new Direct Current transmission line
  • a converter station at each end of the line

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