Foothills Area Transmission Development

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.

 Population in 1985Population in 2010
Calgary 625,143 1,071,515
Chestermere 550 14,285
Okotoks 4,981 23,201
High River 5,114 11,783

 

Current projects in the Calgary area include the following:

Your guide to the Foothills Area Transmission Development

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Project Status:
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