Red Deer Area Transmission Development

AltaLink is proposing to upgrade its transmission system in the Red 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

The proposed Red Deer Area Transmission Development is divided into five stages.

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755L construction 

Construction for the 755L transmission line began in February 2016. For an overview of what you can expect during construction, please read our construction newsletter and view the project map.

Street lane and pathway closures, along with other important project information, can be found on this page during the construction process.


Helicopter work in Red Deer: September 7 

We will be using a helicopter in Red Deer to install bird diverters on a portion of our recently built transmission line (not yet in service) over Piper Creek between Bower and Southbrook. The work will begin at 8:00 a.m. and we anticipate it will take approximately two hours to complete.  

The location of the work is directly east of Barret Drive and west of 40th Avenue. Please note that pathways in the area will be closed only while the work is taking place.   

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 was the first Canadian utility to develop such a plan. More information can be found here.





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