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​Project update - January 2022

The Meadowlark Substation will be undergoing construction to both the interior and exterior of the building. The work will occur in phases with the first phase beginning the end of January. This phase of the work includes: installing a rolling outside door, facing the alleyway, on the east side of the building and installing new switchgear inside the building.

The first phase of the work commenced on January 31, 2022 and is expected to be completed in early summer 2022, weather permitting. Please see Construction Notice Meadowlark Substation - January 2022​

Project details

New indoor electrical equipment, a switchgear assembly, is needed at the existing Meadowlark Substation to maintain reliability and to better meet demand for power in the area. 

Explaining switchgears

A switchgear is a part of the electrical system that serves to split electricity from a transformer to multiple distribution cables. This is similar to your house electrical panel in that it takes the incoming power and splits it amongst the many areas of your house. The switchgear performs the same function for a grouping of residential, industrial or commercial customers.

Project Timeline

Phase 1

Replacement of one switchgear inside the substation building to begin in end of January 2022 until early summer 2022.

Phase 2

Once Phase 1 has been completed, the replacement of the remaining switchgear located inside the substation building will begin and is expected to be completed by fall 2023.

Construction details

​Construction noise

Residents will experience intermittent noise typical to construction as various equipment and trucks will be used for material delivery, concrete cutting, equipment installation and surface restoration. We will comply with the City of Edmonton’s Community Standards Bylaw for Noise Control. If it is necessary to temporarily exceed acceptable noise levels, we will work with the City of Edmonton to obtain the 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.

Road closures

The back alley east of the substation will be closed from January 31 until the work is completed. The area will be fenced off with traffic signs indicating no access or through traffic. Please see Construction Map for more information.​

Power supply

No interruptions to power services are anticipated as a result of this project.

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 and our strict health, safety and environment program. 

A lay down area to store equipment will be required and will be located in the back alley adjacent to the substation.

EPCOR and contractor vehicles on site, such as: a construction trailer, work trucks/vans, a welding truck, a forklift and other construction equipment. A generator may be required intermittently.

Affected landscaping and pavement within the work area will be restored to their original condition upon completion of the work when weather permits.

Maps

​Meadowlark substation construction map​

Construction zone and access restriction area is marked by the red lines below.

​​The back alley on the east side of Meadowlark Substation, north of 84 Avenue.​


Regulatory process

​Participate in the process

With the COVID-19 social distancing requirements, we are pleased to connect with you through phone or email. Over the next few weeks, we will contact stakeholders directly adjacent to the project for the opportunity to provide input. Community input and involvement is an important part of our decision-making. If you have any questions or would like to provide input on the project, please contact us:

Let's talk

Phone: (780) 412-4040
Email: consultation@epcor.com

About the Alberta Utilities Commission (AUC)

Alberta's electric system is regulated by the AUC. The AUC is an independent quasi-judicial agency that ensures that the delivery of Alberta's utility service takes place in a manner that is fair, responsible and in the public's interest. For more information about the AUC, please visit the AUC's website.

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

Alberta Utilities Commission (AUC)

Toll free: 1 (800) 511-4282
Phone: 310-4282

AUC booklet: Involvement in the AUC's independent review process