Provost to Edgerton Transmission Development Project

Provost to Edgerton ​Transmission Development​ Project

The AUC is reviewing applications for transmission development in the Provost to​ Edgerton area​

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Overview

The Alberta Utilities Commission is reviewing applications for the Provost to Edgerton Transmission Development​ project in Proceeding 26171.

The AUC issued a notice of h​earing​ ​for the Provost to Edgerton development application on December 21, 2020.​​ The AUC identified a labelling error on the map that was enclosed with some of the notices of hearing. In those cases the map provided by the AUC incorrectly identified the “AltaLink alternate transmission line route – Stage 1” as Stage 2 and “AltaLink alternate transmission line route – Stage 2” as Stage 1. The visual depiction and description of the proposed route alignments in the map were correct but were mislabelled. A revised notice was issued January 7, 2021 and a new version of the map showing the correction is below.

AltaLink Mangement Ltd. has applied to construct and op​erate the Provost to Edgerton development in two stages. Stage 1 consists of the addition of one 240-kilovolt (kV) transmission line between the Hansman Lake 650S Substation and Transmission Line 749AL, and modifications to the Hansman Lake 650S Substation.

Stage 2 consists of the addition of one 240-kV transmission line between Transmission Line 749AL and the Edgerton 899S Substation, and modifications to the Edgerton 899S Substation.​
 
The map below identifies the routes applied for by AltaLink Management Ltd. The Commission may approve the preferred route or alternate route, and any of the route variants. ​​​Detailed maps can be found in the eFiling system, or by visiting the AltaLink Management Ltd. website​.​

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​Virtual information session

A video is available​ to provide information about how you may become involved in this proceeding and the funding which may be available to you to support your position, which includes costs for legal representation and expert witnesses.​​

The AUC held a virtual question and answer session on January 28, 2021 at 6:30 p.m. to answer questions from registered participants.​

The AUC's facility decision index is also available to assist stakeholders in researching issues that are raised frequently during proceedings that consider applications for power plants (including wind, hydro and solar), transmission lines, gas utility pipelines and other facilities. This tool can be used to help stakeholders understand how the AUC has viewed s​imilar issues in previously issued decisions.

How to participate​

If you wish to participate in this proceeding, please log in to the eFiling System, go to Proceeding 26171, and register to participate under the “registered parties” tab and file a submission. Alternatively, please contact us at 310-4282 or info@auc.ab.ca for more information or assistance with filing your submission. The lead application officer, Taylor McCusker, can also be contacted at 403-592-4370 or b​y email at taylor.mccusker@auc.ab.ca​. Submissions were due February 11​, 2021.​

Summarized process schedule ​

The Commission has established the following process to consider the applications:

Process stepDate
Virtual Q&A sessionJanuary 28, 2​021, 6:30 p.m.
Interveners' participation submissions February 11, 2021
Interveners' information requests (questions) to applicants' deadlineMarch 4, 2021
Applicant's deadline to respond to information requestsMarch 18, 2021
Interveners' written evidence deadline
April 1, 2021
Applicant's information requests to interveners​
​April 20, 2021
​Interveners' responses to information requests
​May 4, 2021
Applicant's rebuttal evidence​
​May 11, 2021
​​Commencement of hearing
​May 26, 2021 at 10 a.m.

The eFiling System​

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.

To create an account, select "New account" and follow the steps to create a user ID and password. If you have any questions about how to use the system please contact us at info@auc.ab.ca or 310-4AUC.

Documents being considered in this proceeding can be found in the eFiling​ System (which requires log in). Once you have logged in, enter 26171​​​ in the "go to" section at the top left corner of your screen.

Proceeding 26171               Register

Application status: under review

 ​Hearing: May 26, 2021, starting at 10 a.m.​

Location: Online meeting​ ​

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 Written submissions deadline: February 11, 2021

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Decision expected: Summer 2021​​

 

AUC contact: Taylor McCusker
 403-592-4370 or taylor.mccusker@auc.ab.ca

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 AltaLink Management Ltd. contact: Michelle Lemieux 403-267-5909 or regulatory@altalink.ca​​

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