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On October 20, 2014, we applied to the Alberta Utilities Commission for approval to expand the existing Victoria substation. This substation is located at 10520 104 Street NW (see map), just north of downtown Edmonton. On February 17, 2015, we received approval (Decision No. 3478-D01-2015) for construction of the new building. We initiated construction in spring of 2015 and finished in winter of 2015. On February 5, 2016, we filed an application with the AUC for additional switchgear that will go inside the new building at the Victoria Substation. On February 23, 2016, we received approval (Decision No. 21313-D01-2016) for the additional switchgear. The switchgear will be in-service by December 31, 2017.

​Why the new building is needed

New electrical equipment is needed at the existing Victoria substation to ensure that we can continue to provide downtown Edmonton with safe and reliable power service. A new building was required in order to house the new equipment.

Appearance and building specifics

To fit in with the surrounding area, the new building looks similar to the existing Victoria substation.

This new building is one story high, and approximately 32 metres long by 13 metres wide. The walls are made out of concrete with a brick finish. The new building is surrounded by a new fence approximately 2.5 metres high.

Conversations with interested parties in the area have been ongoing since September 2014, when we held an open house for the project followed by personal consultations. In response to the feedback we received, we changed our proposed fence design from a wire-type fence to one that is more in line with the look and feel of the surrounding community. The renderings below were utilized throughout our public consultation program for the project.

Looking northeast from the intersection of 105 Avenue and 105 Street.

Looking east down laneway from 105 Street.

Looking west down laneway from 104 street.

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Construction Details

What to expect during construction

You can expect to see activity that is typical to construction, including company/ contractor vehicles and equipment in your neighbourhood.

Hours of Operation

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

No public road closures are expected. The laneway directly north of the project site will be temporarily closed for the duration of construction (see map).

Power Supply

There may be brief power interruptions when we energize the new equipment. These would occur in late 2017. If a planned power service interruption is required to complete the work, and you are affected, we will notify you in advance.

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, as well as EPCOR’s health, safety and environmental procedures and guidelines.
Regulatory Process

About the Alberta Utilities Commission (AUC)

Alberta’s electric utilities are 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: 310-0000 
Phone: (780) 427-4903
AUC booklet: Public involvement in a proposed utility development