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​In March 2016, we submitted a facility application to the Alberta Utilities Commission (AUC) for the necessary approvals required to install new current limiting equipment in the Dome substation (application #21482-A001). If approved, we plan install the new equipment in the spring or summer of 2016.
Project

​Project overview

We need to install a new distribution circuit in the Dome substation to serve increased electrical demand in the area. To protect the new distribution circuit, we are proposing to install new current-limiting electrical equipment in the substation. The current-limited electrical equipment is required to protect the new distribution circuit from electrical surges and will look similar to other equipment already installed at the substation.

Fence changes

No changes to the existing perimeter fence are anticipated as a part of this project. A small portion of fence within the substation will need to be added to safely enclose the new equipment.

Proposed schedule

In March 2016, EPCOR will apply to the Alberta utilities Commission (AUC) for the approval to add the new current-limiting equipment. If approved, we plan to install the new equipment in the spring or summer of 2016.

Construction Details

​What to expect during construction

Visual

You can expect to see activity that is typical to construction, including company/contractor vehicles and equipment in your area. Some typical construction activities that you may see will include cranes, flatbed trucks and other equipment involved in installing the current limiting electrical equipment. All of these construction activities will occur within the Dome substation boundary.

Construction noise

The proposed work will create typical noise associated with construction. We will take measures to ensure we comply with the City of Edmonton’s Community Standards Bylaw for Noise Control. If it’s necessary to temporarily exceed acceptable noise levels, we will work with the City of Edmonton to receive necessary permits.

Hours of construction

We anticipate our hours of work for this project to be Monday to Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; however, occasional evening and weekend work may be required.

Timing

Once construction commences we anticipate that it will take approximately four weeks to complete the project.

Road closures

No public road closures from this project are expected.

Power supply

We do not anticipate any power service interruptions from this work. If a planned power service interruption is required to complete a portion of the work, we will notify you in advance.

Work space

All work areas will be safe and secure. All construction activities will be in accordance with the City of Edmonton bylaws, occupational health and safety requirements, as well as EPCOR’s health, safety and environmental procedures and guidelines.

Regulatory Process

Participate in the process

To participate in the regulatory process of this project visit the AUC website and download their brochure titled “Public Involvement in a Proposed Utility Development” or call or email EPCOR and we will mail you a copy.

About the Alberta Utilities Commission (AUC)

The AUC is an independent, quasi-judicial agency of the province of Alberta. The AUC is responsible to ensure that the delivery of Alberta's utility service takes place in the public interest. The AUC must approve this project before upgrades to the system can begin. For more information about how you can participate in the process, please visit the AUC website.

For more information about the regulatory process and how you can participate, please contact:

Alberta Utilities Commission (AUC)
Toll-free: 310-0000 
Phone: (780) 427-4903
AUC booklet: Public involvement in a proposed utility development 

EPCOR has applied to the AESO for transmission system access to reliably supply growing demand for electricity in the City of Edmonton. The AESO may approve the application for system access under the AESO's abbreviated needs approval process or file a needs identification document for approval by the Alberta Utilities Commission.  

​About the Alberta Electric Systems Operator (AESO)

The AESO is an independent, not-for-profit organization responsible for the safe, reliable and economic planning and operation of the provincial transmission grid. For more information about why this project is needed, please see the AESO's Need Overview, or visit www.aeso.ca. If you have any questions or concerns about the need for this transmission development you may contact the AESO directly or you can make concerns known to an EPCOR representative who will communicate them to the AESO on your behalf.

For more information about the project need, please contact:

Alberta Electric System Operator
Phone: 1 (888) 866-2969
Email: stakeholder.relations@aeso.ca
Website: www.poweringalberta.com