We are starting to develop a new transmission project in your area – the Vauxhall Area Transmission Development (VATD) – and we want your input. The Alberta Electric System Operator (AESO) has identified the need for this project to meet the growing demands for electricity in the area.
The Vauxhall Area Transmission Development includes two projects:
- 610L Transmission Line Replacement: Building a new transmission line and salvaging a portion of an existing transmission line in the Municipal District of Taber
- 879L Transmission Line Restoration: Modifying and replacing structures along the existing 879L transmission line in Cypress County
Upcoming AltaLink Environmental Surveys
As part of the proposed Vauxhall Area Transmission Development, AltaLink will be performing evening environmental surveys north and east of Taber.
- Location of the surveys: The surveys will take place along Township Road 102, between Range Road 165 and Range Road 153, on the proposed routes for the 610L Transmission Line Replacement.
- Schedule of the surveys: May 15 to June 15 between the hours of 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. along roadways and where access has been granted from landowners.
There may be marked Maskwa Environmental vehicles may be in the area with one or two biologists performing the surveys on foot in the fields with flashlights.
Should you have any questions, please contact AltaLink at 1-877-267-1453.