Rycroft Substation Expansion Project

Rycroft Substation Expansion Project

The Alberta Utilities Commission is considering applications for the expansion of a substation in the Village of Rycroft area




The AUC has approved applications for the ATCO Electric Rycroft Substation Expansion Project. The AUC issued is decision on the project on August 11, 2020.

ATCO Electric Ltd. is approved to alter and operate the Rycroft 730S Substation, south of the Village of Rycroft, which includes the addition of two 144-kilovolt circuit breakers and a dynamic reactive power support system. ATCO Electric Ltd. is also approved to construct a new access road from the northwest of the substation site, and to expand the substation’s fenced area by 96 metres south and 69 metres west to accommodate the additions.
Additionally, ATCO Electric Ltd. is approved to alter Transmission Line 7L10 by dismantling and terminating a short segment of transmission line from the current tie-in within the existing substation to a location in the expanded substation area.

A hearing was scheduled for this proceeding on June 8, 2020, in Grand Prairie but was rescheduled for Tues​day, June 30 and​ held virtually through Zoom. ​The AUC issued a notice of application for the Rycroft Substation Expansion Project on December 20, 2019.


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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Proceeding 25181                Register

Application status: complete

Decision: 25181-D01-2020, issued August 11, 2020


 Hearing: ​June 30, 2020

 Location: Online webinar


 AUC contact: Victor Choy 403-592-4439 or victor.choy@auc.ab.ca​

 ATCO Electric Ltd. contact: Jeff Sansom 587-372-0651 or consultation@atcoelectric.com


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