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.
The proposed project is located in the city of Edmonton near Anthony Henday Drive and 184 Street NW. The project involves constructing two adjacent transmission lines, both approximately 60 metres in length, to connect EPCOR’s proposed Riverview Substation to the electric system.
These upgrades to the electric system will respond to the increase in demand for power in the Edmonton area and enhance the reliability of the electric system.
The proposed structures will:
- be steel monopole structures
- be approximately 20 to 35 metres tall
- have a right-of-way approximately 25 metres wide
The proposed transmission lines will connect to an existing AltaLink transmission line directly south of EPCOR’s proposed substation. Once the new lines are connected to the substation, a portion of the existing transmission line will be removed, creating two separate transmission lines.