Western Edmonton Transmission Upgrade Project

West Edmonton Transmission Upgrade Project

The Alberta Utilities Commission has approved transmission development applications in Edmonton


The Alberta Utilities Commission has approved EPCOR Distribution & Transmission Inc.'s application for the West Edmonton Transmission Upgrade Project to construct and operate an 11-kilometre-long, 72-kilovolt transmission line and to alter the Poundmaker, Meadowlark and Garneau substations in west Edmonton.

The AUC has also approved the Alberta Electric System Operator (AESO)'s 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.

The approved 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

Find out how the Commission has dealt with certain issues in previously issued transmission decisions.


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 that were 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: completed

Decision: 23943-D01-2020, issued March 12, 2020


 AUC contact: 
Trevor Richards 403-592- 4469

or trevor.richards@auc.ab.ca


 Alberta Electric Systems Operator contact: 
Brenda Hill
or need.applications@aeso.ca


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


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