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​Hardisty substation transformer replacement project

EPCOR is proposing to replace two transformers at the Hardisty Substation to ensure we can continue to provide safe and reliable power. The existing units are nearing the end of their useful lives and need to be replaced. You are receiving this project notice because you are a landowner, occupant or resident near the substation. We would like to hear from you if you have questions, comments or require additional information about this project. See Project Notification here.

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​Project overview

The Hardisty Substation is situated at 10120 – 50 Street in the Fulton neighbourhood. The project will involve:

• Replacing two transformers that are nearing the end of their useful lives with similar-capacity units. The new transformers will look similar to the existing transformers and will be placed in the same locations.

• Removing stand-alone voltage regulators from service, as their function is now included in the new transformers.

​Schedule

This work is planned to begin in winter/spring 2021, with completion planned for spring/summer 2022. The tentative schedule of work is as follows:

Transformer #1

• Replacement of the transformer is expected to begin in winter/spring 2021 and will take approximately six months to complete.

Transformer #2

• Replacement of the transformer is expected to begin in summer 2021 and will take approximately six months to complete.

• Removal of 7 voltage regulators from service will begin once both new transformers are in service and is expected to be completed by the end of spring/summer 2022.

Please note: These timelines are estimates and may change based on weather, procurement of materials, and construction conditions. While EPCOR intends to move ahead with this project, timelines for this work are also subject to change as we navigate developments associated with COVID-19. For updates to the project timeline, visit epcor.com/consultation.

Project map

The illustration shows the proposed work that will be happening at the existing Hardisty Substation in your area. All work will occur within the existing substation boundary. No changes to the substation fence line are required.

 

About the Alberta Utilities Commission (AUC)

Alberta's electrical system is regulated by the AUC. The AUC is an independent quasi-judicial agency that ensures that the delivery of Alberta's utility services takes place in a manner that is fair, responsible and in the public interest.

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