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Proceeding 27776  Register

Application status: under review

Decision expected: To be determined

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Overview

The AUC is reviewing applications from the Alberta Electric System Operator (AESO) and AltaLink Management Ltd. for approval of the need for the Vauxhall Area Transmission Development and an exception under Section 15(2) of the Transmission Regulation. The proposed development would remove thermal criteria violations observed under normal operating conditions, and thereby allow for the unconstrained dispatch of all anticipated in-merit electricity.

AltaLink Management Ltd. has filed applications under the Hydro and Electric Energy Act to meet the need identified by the Alberta Electric System Operator.

AltaLink applied to restore the capacity of Transmission Line 879L by replacing 21 existing structures, modifying 32 structures, and removing approximately 1.6 kilometres of distribution line underbuilt on the transmission line.

AltaLink has also applied to replace Transmission Line 610L by constructing a new, approximately 14-kilometre, 138-kilovolt transmission line and salvaging the existing Transmission Line 610L. AltaLink has proposed a preferred and an alternate route. The AUC may approve either of the proposed routes.

 

Participant information session

The AUC holds information sessions to provide information about how to have your say and become involved in its proceedings. The AUC is prepared to provide a telephone or virtual session about options for participating in this proceeding and the local intervener funding that may be available to you to support your participation, if requested by individuals or groups interested in the proceeding. Please contact the lead application officer, Trevor Richards at 403-592-4469 or trevor.richards@auc.ab.ca by February 2, 2023, if you want to participate in an information session.

For more information about how you may become involved in this proceeding, please contact us or visit our website and review the information under “Get involved,” “AUC review process steps,” and “Review process for facility applications.”

​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 27776 in the “go to” section at the top left corner of your screen.

Vauxhall Area Transmission Development