The Alberta Utilities Commission is currently considering applications from EPCOR Distribution & Transmission Inc. for the West Edmonton Transmission Upgrade Project to construct transmission facilities to reliably serve growing demand for electricity in the west Edmonton area.
The Alberta Electric System Operator (AESO) has indicated in its needs identification document that the project is needed to reliably serve growing demand for electricity in the west Edmonton area.
The AUC held a held a hearing for the West Edmonton Transmission Upgrade Project from November 4 to 8 and 12 to 15, 2019, in Edmonton.
EPCOR Distribution & Transmission Inc. has requested approval to construct and operate a new, approximately 11-kilometre long, 72-kilovolt transmission line between the existing Poundmaker and Meadowlark substations, to be designated as transmission line 72PM25. EPCOR Distribution & Transmission Inc. applied with a preferred route and an alternate route for the proposed transmission line.
EPCOR Distribution & Transmission Inc. has also applied to construct and operate a new fibre optic line between the existing Poundmaker and Meadowlark substations using the proposed transmission line 72PM25 structures for the majority of its route. EPCOR Distribution & Transmission Inc. has also applied to alter and operate the existing Poundmaker, Meadowlark and Garneau substations, by expanding all of the substations’ fenced areas and adding new equipment.
The proposed locations of the individual substations are:
- Poundmaker Substation: 18944 105 Avenue N.W., Edmonton
- Meadowlark Substation: 15404 84 Avenue N.W., Edmonton
- Garneau Substation: 11117 85 Avenue N.W., Edmonton
The AESO stated it is working to amend its needs identification
document application to incorporate additional information and has requested that the Commission
temporarily suspend the process for information requests. It stated
this would avoid the need for an additional information request process on an
amended needs identification document application.
Find out how the Commission has dealt with certain issues in previously issued transmission decisions.
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