Project Listing

This project involves replacing the existing wood structures on the 1043L transmission line with new steel structures. The new structures will be approximately the same height. Pre-construction site visits will begin in April and proceed through to June, and construction will wrap up in late October.

AltaLink is rebuilding portions of the aging 172L line that currently exist in the Lethbridge area.

AltaLink is proposing to salvage eight telecommunications towers across Alberta. See the below documents for details on each of the salvaged towers. This project involves:

  • salvaging obsolete telecommunications towers from substations and radio sites

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

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 remove approximately 45 kilometres (28 miles) of existing transmission line west of Wainwright and near Irma. The Alberta Electric System Operator has recently informed AltaLink that the 61L and 61AL transmission lines are no longer needed for transmission use. These 69 kilovolt (kV) transmission lines were built in the 1950s and have reached the end of their life.We are proposing to remove these transmission lines from service.

AltaLink is proposing transmission line relocation in the Exshaw area. This project includes:

  • relocating a section of 138 kV transmission line

AltaLink is working with TransAlta to relocate a section of transmission line to allow for the approved expansion of its existing Highvale Mine, located in Parkland County. The portion of existing line we are proposing to relocate is approximately three kilometres (two miles) long and consist of single-pole and H-frame structures. This portion of line will be salvaged after the new line is built.

AltaLink is working with the City of Medicine Hat to relocate the 880L transmission line to make way forthe City's future electrical infrastructure developments. This project includes:

  • removing 275 metres (902 feet) of 138 kV transmission line
  • constructing approximately 310 metres (1017 feet) of new transmission line

AltaLink isproposing to increase the wire clearance on a portion of existing transmission line, called 908L/909L which runs through the City of Edmonton. This project includes:

  • adding one midspan structure between two existing steel lattice structures

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 is proposing to salvage one structure and replace it with a new structure approximately 40 meters (131 feet) east of its current location.   

AltaLink is proposing to construct a new switching station in the City of Medicine Hat, along with perform several transmission line modifications. Modifications to the Medicine Hat 138 kV Transmission Project are required to construct this project. This project involves:

  • constructing a new switching station, to be called the Al Rothbauer Substation
  • reconfiguring transmission line connections into the existing Medicine Hat Substation
  • connecting existing transmission lines into the proposed Al Rothbauer Substation
  • salvaging 120 metres (395 feet) of transmission line
  • salvaging equipment from the existing Medicine Hat Substation

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

  • constructing two transmission lines, each approximately two kilometres (one mile) long
  • adding new equipment to the Josephburg Substation
  • expanding the fenceline at 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 Barrhead Radio Site, located five kilometres (three miles) northwest of the Town of Barrhead. The project involes:

  • replacing the existing 84 metre (276 foot) telecommunications tower with a new 105 metre (345 foot) telecommunications tower
  • expanding the site fence line

AltaLink is proposing to connect Enbridge's planned Battle Sands Substation in the Hardisty area to the electric system. This project includes:

  • constructing a new transmission line to connect the Battle Sands Substation to the 796L transmission line
  • adding a circuit breaker to AltaLink's Rosyth Substation

AltaLink is proposing to upgrade its transmission system inthe 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

AltaLink is proposing to upgrade itstransmission 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 18 to 22 kilometres of existing transmission line
  • building approximately seven to 12 kilometres of new transmission line
  • removing approximately 11 kilometres of existing transmission line

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 proposing to upgrade its transmission system inthe 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

AltaLink is proposing to construct a new transmission line to connect the proposedCenovus 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

AltaLink is proposing to BowArk Energy Ltd.'s proposed Drywood Power Plant to the electric system. This project includes:

  • 150 metres (490 feet) of new 69 kV tranmission line
  • adding substation equipment to the existing Drywood Substation
  • installing fibre optic cable at the Drywood Substation

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
  • extending an existing transmission line
  • modifications to the existing Queenstown Substation

AltaLink is proposing to upgrade some of the equipment at the Boyle Substation, located in the Village of Boyle. This project includes:

  • the installation of one new 138/25 kilovolt (kV) transformer
  • the installation of one new 138 kV circuit breaker and relocation of an existing 138 kV circuit breaker and 25 kV feeder
  • the installation of one new switchgear building, containing five 25 kV circuit breakers
  • salvaging 120 metres (395 feet) of the existing 633L line (shown in yellow in the enclosed FP1-DP1 map) and rebuilding approximately 100 metres (325 feet) of line approximately five metres (15 feet) east of its current location (shown as A0 to A10 on map FP1-DP1
  • relocating the existing telecommunications control building

Alberta has grown significantly in recent years and the demand for electricity has increased. FortisAlberta has requested upgrades to AltaLink’s Broadmoor Substation to help support the power demands in the area.

 This project includes:

  • one new 138/25 kilovolt (kV) transformer
  • one new 138 kV circuit breaker
  • one new 25 kV circuit breaker to the existing switchgear enclosure
  • one new switchgear enclosure with five new 25 kV breakers

The proposed project involves adding new equipment to the Bullshead 523S Substation, located southwest of the City of Medicine Hat in Cypress County, and modifying two transmission lines. Also, to accommodate the upgrades to the Bullshead Substation, a fenceline expansion will be required. The upgrades to the Bullshead Substation include:

  • adding one new 138 kV transformer
  • adding one new 138 kV circuit breaker
  • salvaging one 25 kV circuit breaker
  • adding one new 25 kV circuit breaker
  • re-terminating the 676L transmission line and a Fortis distribution line
  • adding or modifying associated substation equipment 

AltaLink is proposing toremove the existing telecommunication tower at the existing North Calder 37S substation, located in northwest Edmonton, and construct a new tower at the proposed 9037R Calder radio site. This project includes:

  • removing the existing tower at the substation
  • constructing a new, taller tower and control building at the proposed 9037R Calder radio site

AltaLink is proposing to replace the telecommunications tower at the Camrose Radio Site. This project involves:

  • replacing the existing 85 metre (280 foot) tower with a 100 to 105 metre (328 to 345 foot) tower
  • expanding the fence line of the radio site

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.

AltaLink is proposing to extend the height of the telecommunications tower at the Canmore Substation. The project includes:

  • adding a 21 metre (70 foot) extension to the top of the telecommunications tower

AltaLink is proposing to remove an existing transmission line adjacent to Township Road 554 near the hamlet of Cardiff to accommodate road construction. The transmission line can be removed as it is no longer needed. The project includes:

  • removing 1.6 kilometres (one mile) of transmission line

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

AltaLink is proposing to build new transmission facilities in the Pincher Creek area as part of the Southern Alberta Transmission Reinforcement. The Castle Rock Ridge to Chapel Rock Transmission Project includes: 

  • a new transmission line
  • a new substation
  • expanding an existing substation
  • a new telecommunications tower

AltaLink is proposing to construct an underground fibre optic cable link between the Ellerslie Substation, located in south Edmonton, and the Sunnybrook Substation, located south of Wabamun Lake.

AltaLink is proposing to upgrade its transmission system in the Wainwright, Provost and surrounding areas to make sure residents, businesses and industrial facilities continue to have a reliable supply of electricity for years to come. This project includes:

  • building approximately 70 kilometres of new transmission line
  • rebuilding approximately 205 kilometres of existing transmission line
  • removing approximately 35 kilometres of existing transmission line

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 

AltaLink is proposing to upgrade its transmission system in the Conklin and Lac La Biche areas to meet increasing industrial demand for electricity. This is a three phase project that includes:

  • Black Spruce Switching Station Interconnection
  • Pike Substation and Transmission Line
  • Ipiatik Lake Substation and Transmission Lines

AltaLink is proposing to upgrade its transmission system in the Cochrane area to make sure a reliable supply of electricity is available for years to come. This project includes:

  • new substation equipment

AltaLink is proposing to upgrading equipment in the Colinton Substation near the town of Colinton in Athabasca County. This project includes:

  • replacing a transformer
  • installing a new switchgear building
  • installing new circuit breakers

AltaLink is currently completing public consultation for this project and wants your input to identify the lowest overall impact location for the 780L and 174L transmission lines, as well as the Cooking Lake 522S substation.

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.

AltaLink is proposing to connect Shell Canada's proposed liquified natural gas plant to Alberta's electric system. This project includes:

  • a new substation
  • a short transmission line interconnection

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 Cypress Substation Upgrade includes:

  • installing new equipment within the substation
  • expanding the substation fence line

AltaLink is proposing to build a new substation, called Deer Hill 1012S, approximately 30 kilometres (19 miles) northwest of Edson in Yellowhead County.This project includes:

  • one new 138/25 kV transformer
  • two new 138 kV circuit breakers
  • a new switchgear and control building with four 25 kV circuit breakers
  • a new telecommunications tower
  • approximately 60 metres (200 feet) of 138 kV transmission lines to connect the propsed Deer Hill Substation to the existing 854L transmission line

AltaLink is proposing to upgrade the telecommunications tower at the Deerland 13S Substationnear Bruderheim. This project includes:

  • replacing the existing telecommunications tower with a new, taller tower
  • constructing a new control building

AltaLink is proposing some slight changes to its Heartland Substation and Transmission Line Project to accommodate ATCO Electric's proposed Eastern Alberta Direct Current Transmission Line. This project includes:

  • expanding the proposed Heartland Substation fence line
  • rerouting approximately 350 metres of proposed transmission line

AltaLink is proposing some slight changes to its Cassils to Bowmanton and proposed Cassils to Ware Junction Transmission Line Projects to accommodate ATCO Electric’s proposed Eastern Alberta Direct Current Transmission Line. This project includes:

  • modifications to existing and proposed transmission lines
  • a new telecommunications tower

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 its transmission system in the Eckville area to make sure businesses, residents and industrial facilities continue to have a reliable supply of electricity for years to come. This project includes:

  • new substation equipment
  • expanding the existing substation fence line
  • re-aligning an existing transmission line

AltaLink is proposing to upgrade the Edson Substation with new equipment.This project includes:

  • adding a new control building to the site
  • reducing the substation fence line

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

AltaLink is upgrading its existing Ellerslie Substation in the Edmonton area to accommodate the Heartland Transmission Project. This project includes:

  • installing six gas insulated transmission lines
  • expanding the existing substation fence line

AltaLink is proposing to connect Enbridge Pipelines Inc.'s proposed development to Alberta's electric system. This project includes:

  • a new substation
  • a new transmission line

The Alberta Electric System Operator (AESO) has identified the need to strengthen the transmission system in Calgary and the communities south and east of Calgary. Transmission development is required to:

  • ensure the transmission system will meet growing demand in developing areas and maintain a reliable supply of electricity
  • ensure power from new generation plants, including gas and wind power, is connected to Alberta's electric system

The existing electrical transmission system in Calgary and the communities south and east of Calgary has not had a major development or upgrade since 1985, while the population in these communities has grown substantially.

Current projects in the Calgary area include the following:

Fortis has requested upgrades to the electric system in your area as the area has grown significantly in recent years and the demand for electricity has increased. Substation upgrades are required at a site near you to ensure residents and businesses continue to have a reliable supply of electricity. If approved, the upgrades to the existing substation include installing:

  • one new 138/25 kilovolt (kV) transformer
  • two new 138 kV circuit breakers
  • one new switchgear and control building
  • upgrading some existing equipment

Additionally, one existing 25kV circuit breaker will be salvaged, and the new switchgear building we are installing will contain six, 25 kV circuit breakers.

FortisAlberta has requested upgrades to the existing Dry Creek Substation in Airdrie to help meet the growing demand for power in the area.

The proposed project involves upgrades to the Empress Substation (SE-11-20-1-W4M), located in Cypress County. These upgrades include adding a 25 kilovolt (kV) voltage regulator, a distribution feeder and 138 kV circuit breaker.

The proposed project involves adding new equipment to the Jenner Substation, located southeast of the Hamlet of Jenner. The upgrades to the substation include:

  • installing three new 25 kV circuit breakers
  • installing other associated equipment 

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 request 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 upgrade itstelecommunications system in the Pincher Creek area. This project includes:

  • replacing an existing telecommunications tower with a new one

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

AltaLink is proposing to upgrade its existing Hardisty Substation , approximately four kilometres (2.5 miles) southeast of Hardisty. This project includes:

  • Replacing four circuit breakers
  • Adding a new switchgear enclosure

AltaLink is currently completing public consultation for this project and wants your input to identify the lowest overall impact location for the Harry Smith 367S substation and new transmission lines.

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.

AltaLink is proposing to upgrade its existing Hayter 277S Substation approximately 20 kilometres (12 miles) northeast of Provost. Upgrades are required to help ensure a reliable supply of power and to meet the increased residential, commercial and industrial demand for electricity in the area. This project includes:

  • a new transformer
  • a new circuit breaker

AltaLink is proposing to upgrade the transmission system in the communities south and east of Calgary to meet growing demand and connect power from new generation plants, including local gas generation and wind power generated in southern Alberta. The High River and Okotoks Transmission Project includes:

  • rebuilding two transmission lines
  • anew transmission line
  • upgrades to three substations

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

  • replacing the existing 82 metre (269 feet) tower with a 100 to 105 metre (328 to 345 foot) tower
  • expanding the west fenceline of the site

Alberta has grown significantly in recent years and the demand for electricity has increased. Joss Wind Power Inc. has proposed a new wind farm development and an associated transmission line (to be called 949L) that connects the wind farm to the AltaLink Jenner Substation.

Although AltaLink’s upgrades are a separate project from Joss Wind’s project, they are required to facilitate the connection of Joss Wind's proposed transmission line and new wind farm development.  Joss Wind Power Inc. will consult separately on the new wind farm development and the transmission line. 

The proposed project involves adding new equipment to the Jenner Substation, located northeast of the city of Brooks near the hamlet of Jenner and within SE/NE-19-20-8-W4M. 

AltaLink is proposing to upgrade the transmission system in the communities south and east of Calgary to meet growing demand and connect power from new generation plants, including local gas generation and wind power generated in southern Alberta. The Langdon to Janet Transmission Project includes:

  • a new transmission line
  • upgrades to two substations

AltaLink is proposing a series of upgrades at the Leduc Substation located in the city of Leduc. FortisAlberta has requested these upgrades to the electric system to help support the power demands of the industrial and commercial activities in the area and to ensure residences continue to have a reliable supply of power.This project includes:

  • one new switchgear building
  • one new 138/25 kV transformer
  • one new 138 kV circuit breaker
  • six new 25 kV circuit breakers
  • other associated equipment

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.

AltaLink is proposing to replace the telecommunications tower at the Leslieville Radio Site located in Cleawater County. This project includes:

  • constructing a new, taller telecommunications tower
  • salvaging the old telecommunications tower

AltaLink is proposing to upgrade the existing Madden 373S substation, located approximately 10 kilometres (six miles) southwest of Carstairs. This project includes:

  • adding a new 138 kV circuit breaker to the existing Madden 373S substation
  • replacing an aging transformer
  • moving the substation fenceline
  • extending an adjacent transmission line by 10 metres (32 feet)

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 upgrade the existing Deerland 13S substation and build a transmission line to connect it to the customer-planned Skaro 109S substation. This project includes:

  • adding a new breaker to the existing Deerland 13S substation
  • the removal of 100 metres (330 feet) of transmission line
  • constructing 150 metres (490 feet) of new transmission line

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 upgrade the transmission system in the Medicine Hat area to meet growing demand for electricity and connect wind-generated power to the electric grid. The Medicine Hat 138 kV Transmission Project includes:

  • upgrades to an existing transmission line
  • a new transmission line

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:

  • one new 138/4.16 kV transformer
  • one new 138 kV circuit breaker
  • one new control building
  • one 138 kV single circuit transmission line approximately 190 metres (624 feet) in length
  • subsurface or overhead fibre optic cable
  • a fenced are of approximately 21 x 26 metres 969 x 85 feet) 

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 remove existing telecommunications towers from four different sites in northern and central Alberta. This project includes:

  • removing and salvaging old telecommunications towers at four sites where new towers have already been installed

AltaLink is proposing to upgrade the transmission system in the communities south and east of Calgary to meet growing demand for electricity and connect power from new generation plants, including local gas generation and wind power generated in southern Alberta. The North Foothills Transmission Project includes:

  • a new transmission line

AltaLink isproposing upgrade the North St. Albert Substation in northwest St. Albert. This project includes:

  • adding a new 25 kV circuit breaker
  • minor equipment upgrades

FortisAlberta has requested upgrades to the electric system in Okotoks and High River. AltaLink is proposing to add equipment to the Okotoks and High River substations to maintain reliability in the area.

AltaLink is proposing to upgrade the transmission system in the communities south and east of Calgary to meet growing demand for electricity and connect power from new generation plants, including local gas generation and wind power generated in southern Alberta. The Okotoks to Janet Project includes:

  • changing the voltage on two existing transmission lines
  • removing a portion of an existing transmsmission line

AltaLink is proposing to replace the telecommunications tower at the Olds 9381R Radio Site. Replacing the tower will allow us to maintain the safety and reliability of the electric system in the areas. The project includes:

  • replacing the existing telecommunications tower with a taller tower

AltaLink is proposing to upgrade its existing Petro Canada Substation located in the Hamlet of Sherwood Park in Strathcona County. This project includes:

  • replacing an existing control building

AltaLink is proposing upgrades to the existing Plamondon Substation located in Lac La Biche County in the Hamlet of Plamondon. 

The project includes: 

  • installing one new 138/25 kV transformer 
  • installing one new 138 kV circuit breaker
  • relocating associated 25 kV equipment 

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 75 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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AltaLink is proposing to modify its transmission system in the Red Deer area to connect the City of Red Deer's proposed Timberlands Substation to the electric system.This project includes:

  • installing three new transmission structures along an existing transmission line

AltaLink is currently completing public consultation for this project and wants your input to identify the lowest overall impact location for the proposed Saunders Lake transmission lines as well as the Saunders Lake substation.

The Saunders Lade 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. 

AltaLink is proposing toconstruct a new radio site and telecommunications tower northeast of the City of Medicine Hat. This new radio site will help us to monitor and maintain the electric system in the area.The project includes:

  • a new fenced radio site
  • a new telecommunications tower and control building

AltaLink is proposing toupgrade the Shell Scotford Substation northeast of Fort Saskatchewan. This upgrade will ensure nearby industrial facilities have a reliable supply of power. The project includes:

  • adding a new 138 kV transformer

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:

AltaLink is proposing to upgrade the transmission system in southern Alberta to meet growing demand for electricity and connect wind-generated power to the electric grid. The South Foothills Transmission Project includes:

  • a new substation
  • a new transmission line

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

Industrial and residential development in Clearwater County has grown in recent years and demand for electricity has increased.Upgrades to the Strachan 263S substation are required to ensure the area has a reliable supply of power. This project includes:

  • installing a new transformer
  • installing a new circuit breaker
  • minor equipment upgrades
  • an expansion of the substation fenceline
  • an adjustment of the connecting 719L transmission line

AltaLink is proposing to upgrade its Sunken Lake Substation to better supply power to the Enbridge Pipeline Inc. facilities in the area. This project includes:

  • replacing an existing transformer

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

AltaLink is proposing to upgrade some equipment at the existing Westlock Substation in Westlock County as part of our routine maintenance schedule. This project includes:

  • replacing a 138 kv (kilovolt) switch with a new 138 kV circuit breaker
  • salvaging an existing 138 kV transformer and voltage regulator, and replacing it with a new 138 kV load tap charger (LTC) transformer

AltaLink is proposing to replacethe telecommunications tower at the Wetaskiwin 40S substation to maintain the safety and reliability of the electric system in the area. This project includes:

  • removing the existing wood pole telecommunications tower
  • constructing a taller steel lattice telecommunications tower at the site
  • equipping the new tower with a microwave dish

AltaLink is proposing to build a transmission line to connect the Boulder Run 501S substation and Windy Point Wind Park Ltd.'s wind facilities to the electric grid.This project includes:

  • constructing 90 metres (295 feet) of new transmission line

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