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.

This project involves replacing the existing telecommunications tower at the Devon Substation with a new, taller tower. The existing telecommunications tower is a wood pole, approximately 16.5 metres tall. The tower was constructed in 1975 and has been chosen for replacement due to its age.

This project involves building an extension onto the existing telecommunications tower at the 186S Dry Creek Substation. The existing tower is a self-supporting steel lattice structure approximately 27 metres (m) tall. The extension is approximately 7.5 m. After the extension, the tower will be approximately 35 m tall, including a lightning rod.

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.

The proposed project involves equipment upgrades at the existing 394S Empress Substation, located at SE-11-20-1-W4 in Cypress County, about 25 km north of the hamlet of Hilda, Alberta. The proposed substation upgrades includes salvaging four 25 kV circuit breakers and adding one new switchgear building, containing five new 25 kV circuit breakers.

The proposed project involves equipment upgrades at the existing 502S Shell Waterton Substation located at SE-24-4-1-W5M, in the Municipal District of Pincher Creek, approximately 12 kilometres northwest of the Hamlet of Twin Butte.  

The proposed substation upgrade includes removing an existing transformer, installing one new transformer and adding or modifying associated substation equipment.

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. 

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. 

This proposed project involves equipment upgrades at the existing 545S Provost Substation, located at NW-7-39-2-W4, west of the town of Provost in the Municipal District of Provost.

The proposed substation upgrade includes installing one new switchgear building, installing five new 25 kilovolt (kV) circuit breakers, and removing aging equipment.

Please note that this Provost Substation upgrade project is separate from the Fortis Provost Reliability Upgrade project that you may have received information about earlier last year.

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

The proposed project involves equipment upgrades at the existing 5S East Calgary Substation, located at SW-11-24-1-WSM, in the City of Calgary, along Blackfoot Trail southeast of Stampede Park.

The proposed substation upgrade includes replacing an existing capacitor bank, replacing an existing circuit switcher with a new circuit breaker and upgrades to protection and control equipment.

 

On April 29, 2018, a structure on AltaLink’s 749AL transmission line failed, causing
a power outage for nearby residents.To restore electrical reliability in the area, AltaLink constructed 10 new single pole structures around the wetland near Range Road 41A.

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.

Due to extreme weather conditions, a structure on AltaLink’s 902L/1046L transmission line has been damaged.In order to avoid an unplanned power outage, AltaLink is proposing to replace this structure with two taller structures that will span Wabamun Lake.

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

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. 

This project involves building approximately 150 metres of new 138 kV (kilovolt) transmission line (called 164BL) to connect BowArk’s proposed Harland Substation to AltaLink’s existing 164L transmission line.

 

 

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).

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 proposed Central East Transfer-Out Project is located in the counties of Red Deer, Lacombe and Stettler includes:

  • Approximately 55-60 kilometres of new 240 kilovolt (kV) transmission line connecting the Gaetz Substation, located east of the City of Red Deer, to a new ATCO Electric line, located southeast of the Village of Alix

  • Installing new equipment at the Gaetz Substation and acquiring additional land south of the substation property to accommodate future developments

The proposed Chapel Rock to Pincher Creek Area Transmission Development includes:

  • A new 240 kV transmission line connecting a new proposed substation to be called the Chapel Rock Substation, to either the existing Goose Lake Substation or Castle Rock Ridge Substation, both located north of Pincher Creek. 
  • The new proposed Chapel Rock Substation will connect the new transmission line with the existing 1201L transmission line, which is the Alberta/British Columbia intertie. 

The visual renderings for this project have been updated. Click here to see visual renderings of the proposed structure types and substation sites.

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 proposed project involves equipment upgrades at the existing Clyde 150S Substation in SW-36-59-25 W4M, just outside of the Village of Clyde in Westlock County.

 

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.

The proposed project involves equipment upgrades at the existing Duchess 339S Substation, approximately 1.5 km west of the Village of Duchess in the County of Newell, NW-31-20-14-W4.

The project involves removing a faulting switch and replacing it with a 138kV circuit breaker. 

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.

The proposed project is part of AltaLink's routine maintenance schedule and will replace the existing transformer at the Elk River 445S Substation. Upgrades to the Elk River 445S Substation are required to maintain the safety and reliability of the electric system in your area.

We are proposing to upgrade equipment at the existing Empress Substation, which is located approximately 30 kilometres south of the village of Empress in Cypress County.

 

Enbridge Pipelines (Woodlands) Inc. has requested upgrades to the electric system for their new pump station as part of their Woodland Pipeline Extension project.

AltaLink is proposing the following modifications to the existing Enbridge Abee 993S Substation:

  • installing one (1) 138/4.16 kV transformer
  • expand the existing fenceline to the north by approximately 20 m x 60 m.

 

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 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).

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

FortisAlberta has requested upgrades to the electric system in the town of Westlock and hamlet of Fort Assiniboine areas to meet the growing demand for electricity. 

FortisAlberta has requested upgrades to a substation in Kananaskis to meet the growing demand for electricity. These upgrades are required to maintain the safety and reliability of the electric system.

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.

AltaLink is proposing to construct a new substation and transmission lines to connect Inter Pipeline’s Central Utility Block Substation to Alberta’s electric system. The proposed project is located approximately 600 metres north of the City of Fort Saskatchewan, in Strathcona County.

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.

We are proposing to replace equipment at the existing Judy Creek Substation, which is located approximately 21 kilometres south of the town of Swan Hills in Woodlands County.

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 proposing to build a new 144 kilovolt (kV) substation, called Eyre 558S, southeast of Houcher Lake and Highway 41. The proposed substation site will be located on land owned by TransCanada Keystone Pipeline Limited Partnership and will be constructed immediately adjacent to TransCanada's Keystone XL Pipeline.

AltaLink is proposing to replace the existing telecommunications tower at the Lougheed Radio 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 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 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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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 proposed Riverview Wind Power Facility Interconnection includes adding one 240 kilovolt (kV) circuit breaker and associated equipment to the existing Castle Rock Ridge Substation. 

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 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

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.

Greengate Power Corporation has applied to the Alberta Electric System Operator for transmission system access to connect its proposed Travers Solar Project in the Lomond area.

This project will

  • Add one 240 kilovolt (kV) transmission line to connect the Facility to the existing 240 kV transmission line 1005L
  • Add or modify associated equipment as required for the above transmission developments

Coalspur Mines (operations) Ltd. (Coalspur) has requested a connection to the transmission system for their approved Vista Coal Mine Project. To facilitate this connection, Coalspur has approval to construct a new substation to be called Vista Substation. AltaLink is proposing to construct a transmission line, operated and maintained by AltaLink, to connect the Vista Substation to the electric system.

 

AltaLink is proposing to replace an existing telecommunicationstower at the Ware Junction Substation. Replacing this 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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