What is a substation?
A substation is a part of the electrical system that connects two or more power lines. Substations convert electricity from higher voltage power lines (transmission lines) to lower voltages that can be safely distributed to homes and businesses in the area.
Why was the substation decommissioned?
Electric system upgrades were made in the area which increased the distribution voltage of the neighborhood from 5kV to 15kV. Due to these upgrades, the 650 Glenora Substation is no longer needed and power for the area is now being distributed from a different substation.
Why is EPCOR selling the property?
EPCOR sells assets, like this substation, when they are no longer in use and there is no future need for them.
What is the full project timeline? What happens after this?
Right now, EPCOR is gathering community feedback on this project. We will use this feedback to adjust our approach and minimize impacts to the neighborhood. This project will likely begin in July and take approximately one month. After the project is finished, EPCOR will conduct an environmental assessment and determine next steps. We will communicate with the community throughout this project.
What noise will be associated with this work?
This work will be noisy at times as it involves removing metal equipment and demolishing a retaining wall. EPCOR will disassemble the metal equipment inside the substation and then put it in large metal bins in order to be hauled to a recycling facility. EPCOR will also be demolishing a cement retaining wall which involves breaking the cement and removing it from the area.