Western Edmonton Transmission Upgrade Project

West Edmonton Transmission Upgrade Project

The Alberta Utilities Commission is currently considering transmission development applications in Edmonton

Overview

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 issued a notice of hearing for the West Edmonton Transmission Upgrade Project on July 24, 2019.

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 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.

Submissions

The eFiling System should be accessed to view the applications and the other documents the AUC will be considering in this proceeding. The system is also used to file submissions and evidence to participate in the proceeding.

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Documents being considered in this proceeding can be found in the eFiling System (which requires log in). Once you have logged in, enter 23943 in the "go to" section at the top left corner of your screen.

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Proceeding 23943                Register

Application status: under review

 Hearing: November 4-8 and 12-15, 2019, starting at 9 a.m.

Location: Edmonton Inn & Conference Centre  

 

Decision expected: Winter 2020

           

 AUC contact: 
Trevor Richards 403-592- 4469

or trevor.richards@auc.ab.ca

 

 Alberta Electric Systems Operator contact: 
Brenda Hill
 403-539-2850
or need.applications@aeso.ca

 

 EPCOR Distribution & Transmission Inc. contact: 
Dawn Schmidt 780-412-4040
or consultation@epcor.com 

                 

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