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​Project update - February 2023

The Meadowlark Substation has been undergoing construction to both the interior and exterior of the building. The work has occurred in phases with the first phase being completed in 20​22. The second phase of the work includes: replacing the remaining switchgear located inside the substation and the drain on the roof.​

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.


Phase 1

Completed- Replacement of one switchgear inside the substation building was completed in summer 2022.

Phase 2

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 mid-February 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.​

Construction map

​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.​


Co​ntact us

EPCOR believes in listening to and engaging stakeholders. Community input and involvement is an important part of our decision-making process. We believe in working towards solutions together and consulting with the public on initiatives. If you have any questions or would like to provide input on this project, please contact us:

Call: (780) 412-4040