North Foothills Transmission Project

The North Foothills Transmission Project is part of an area transmission reinforcement called the Foothills Area Transmission Development (FATD). This development includes new transmission lines and upgrades to the electric system in Calgary and the communities south and east of the city. The majority of the transmission system in the area was built in 1985, since that time the population and industry has grown substantially. These projects will ensure power from new generation plants, including wind power from southern Alberta, is connected to Alberta's electric system and maintain a reliable supply of electricity to support the growth and demand in this area. 


The approved project includes:

  • a new 240 kV transmission line approximately 50 kilometres in length, starting from the approved new Foothills Substation (located east of High River) to the ENMAX No. 65 Substation (located in southeast Calgary near the intersection of Highway 22x and 88 Street SE)
  • a new temporary 138 kV transmission line approximately 800 metres in length in southeast Calgary from point A260 to the approved temporary 850L Switching Station (shown on the July 2014 maps below).

Project Status:
complete

Anticipated Project Schedule

Spring 2014 Start Construction
Spring 2015 Complete Construction

Although we attempt to follow the anticipated project schedule, it is subject to change. We will continue to provide you with updated schedule information as the project progresses.

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