The proposed site for the expansion was selected because it is in close proximity to the existing Genesee Substation site and Capital Power's Repowering Project, provides sufficient access for construction and maintenance vehicles, and minimizes environmental impacts. A retention pond, approximately 110 metres by 90 metres and 3.5 metres deep, will be constructed in the southwest corner of the substation expansion to ensure proper drainage.
All work areas will be safe and secure and all construction activities will be in accordance with EPCOR’s health, safety and environmental procedures and guidelines. If this project is approved by the Alberta Utilities Commission (AUC), EPCOR will require temporary workspace around the proposed substation expansion site and a laydown area during construction (approximately 85 by 275 metres). The temporary workspace and laydown area remains unchanged.