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We are proposing to replace a transformer at the Strathcona substation to ensure we can continue to reliably deliver electricity to Edmontonians. The existing unit is nearing the end of its useful life and needs to be replaced.

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What we're doing

The Strathcona substation is situated at 99 St. and 51 Ave. in the Coronet Industrial neighborhood. If approved, the project will involve:

  • Replacing 1 transformer that is nearing the end of its useful life with a similar-capacity unit
  • Removing 5 external voltage regulators from service, as their function is now included in the new transformer

What to expect during construction

Work space

All work spaces will be safe and secure. Construction will be conducted according to City of Edmonton bylaws, and health, safety and environmental standards.

Construction noise

This work will create noise typical to construction, including company vehicles and crews. We will take measures to ensure we comply with the City of Edmonton's Community Standards Bylaw for Noise Control. If it is necessary to exceed acceptable noise levels, we will work with the City of Edmonton to obtain necessary permits.

Hours of operations

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

Power supply

We do not anticipate any planned power outages resulting from this work.

Road/sidewalk access

No public road or sidewalk closures are expected as part of this project.

Project Area

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

 

Participate in the process

We believe in listening to and engaging stakeholders. Community input and involvement is an important part of our decision-making and we want to hear what you think about our initiatives.

Let's Talk

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

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 

About EPCOR

We, through its subsidiaries, build, own and operate electrical transmission and distribution networks, and water and wastewater treatment facilities and infrastructure in Canada and the United States. We also provides electricity, natural gas and water products and services to residential and commercial customers. We are headquartered in Edmonton, Alberta, and are an Alberta Top 70 employer.