Jasper Interconnection project

Jasper Interconnection Project

The Alberta Utilities Commission is currently considering a project from three applicants for the construction of, and upgrades to, electric facilities in, and just outside of, Jasper National Park.

Overview

The Alberta Utilities Commission considered and made a decision about the Japer Interconnection Project as applied for by three applicants for the construction of, and upgrades to, electric facilities in, and just outside of, Jasper National Park. The core of the Commission's decision required consideration about whether it is in the public interest to supply Jasper with electricity through a transmission solution or to continue using an isolated generation system. The Commission confirmed through its decision issued on May 4, 2018, that the AESO’s assessment of the need was correct and finds that approval of the facility applications is in the public interest, having regard to the social, economic, and other effects of the project, including its effect on the environment. Please review the reasons outlined in the decision for more details.

The Alberta Utilities Commission held a hearing from January 9 to 12 to review six applications requesting approval for the above project, and the submissions received in Proceeding 22125.

In addition to AUC approval, ATCO requires approval from Parks Canada.

Jasper Interconnection Project applications

​Applicant ​Application ​Description
​Alberta Electric System Operator ​22125-A001 ​Application requests approval of the need identified for Jasper to be interconnected to the Alberta Interconnected Electric System and the need to increase the capacity of the electric system to serve existing load and load growth in Jasper.
​AltaLink Management Ltd. ​22125-A002 ​​Application for upgrades to the existing Watson Creek 104S Substation.
​AltaLink Management Ltd. ​22125-A003 ​​Application for a new transmission line approximately 8.5 kilometres in length, labelled Transmission Line 530L, that would proceed from the border of the national park (the connection point) and connect to the existing Watson Creek 104S Substation located just outside of the park boundaries.
​ATCO Electric Ltd. ​22125-A004 ​Application for a new substation, labelled Sheridan 2085S Substation, to be located north of the town of Jasper near the Yellowhead Highway (Highway 16).
​ATCO Electric Ltd. ​22125-A005 ​​Application for a new transmission line approximately 45 kilometres in length, labelled Transmission Line 6L530, within Jasper National Park.
​ATCO Electric Ltd. ​22125-A006 ​Application to interconnect the new proposed transmission lines at the connection point.

 

More information and maps for the facility applications can be accessed from the links below:

AltaLink Management's Jasper Interconnection project

ATCO Electric's Jasper Interconnection Project

 

Proceeding 22125

Application status: decided

Hearing dates: January 9 to 12, 2018

Hearing location: Calgary hearing room

 

Decision issued: Decision 22125-001-2018

 

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