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​In March 2016, 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 May 6, 2016, we received approval (Decision No. 21415-D01-2016) for the construction of the new building. We are planning to begin construction in spring of 2016 and be finished by the winter of 2016.

​We are advising landowners, occupants and residents about our plans and construction details for the expansion project through mailouts and public consultation; you can also follow updated and project information on this webpage. The substation is located at 10520-104 Street NW, just north of downtown Edmonton. See the map below for details.

 

Project

What's happening?

If approved, the existing substation building will be expanded. The new addition is shown on the map inside this newsletter shaded in light blue. All of the proposed work will take place on EPCOR’s property

Why is the new room is needed?

The Victoria substation houses communications, protection and control equipment that is essential to the operation of the substation. This equipment is aging and needs to be replaced to ensure worker safety and allow us to continue to provide the area with safe and reliable power service.
In order to maintain power service, the replacement equipment must be installed before we can remove the existing equipment. The existing substation building must be expanded in order to accommodate this work.

Appearance and building specifics

To fit in with the surrounding area, we are proposing that the new addition match the existing Victoria substation building façade. If approved, the new addition will be constructed of a brick exterior finish. It will be one story high, and will align
with the south and east walls of the existing building.

 

Current view of the front.

 

Proposed view of the front; artist rendering.

 

Current view of the side


Proposed view of the side; artist rendering.

Construction Details

​What to expect during construction

Visual

You can expect to see activity that is typical to construction, including company/ contractor vehicles and equipment in your neighbourhood. Most construction activity will occur within EPCOR’s property boundary.
You can expect to see typical construction activity such as:

  • Cranes
  • Flatbed trucks
  • Other equipment involved in excavating the site and constructing the new building.
    Intermittent lane closures during construction

Construction noise

The proposed work will create typical noise associated with construction. We will take measures to ensure we comply with the City of Edmonton’s Community Standards Bylaw for Noise Control. If it’s necessary to temporarily exceed acceptable noise levels, we will work with the City of Edmonton to receive the necessary permits.

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

We may need to restrict access to the adjacent laneway periodically during construction. If lane closures are necessary, we will work with the City of Edmonton to coordinate these closures with other activities in the area.

Power supply

We do not anticipate a planned power service interruption from this work.

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 our health, safety and environmental procedures and guidelines.

Regulatory Process

Participate in the process

To participate in the regulatory process of this project visit the AUC website and download their brochure titled “Public Involvement in a Proposed Utility Development” or call or email EPCOR and we will mail you a copy.

About the Alberta Electric System Operator (AESO) 

The AESO is an independent, not-for-profit organization responsible for the safe, reliable and economic planning and operation of the provincial transmission grid. For more information about why this project is needed, please see the AESO's Need Overview, or visit www.aeso.ca. If you have any questions or concerns about the need for this transmission development you may contact the AESO directly or you can make concerns known to an EPCOR representative who will communicate them to the AESO on your behalf.

More information

For more information about the project need, please contact:

Alberta Electric System Operator (AESO)
Phone: 1-888-866-2959
Email: stakeholder.relations@aeso.ca
Web: www.poweringalberta.com

You can also make your questions or concerns known to an EPCOR representative who will collect your personal information for the purpose of addressing your questions and/or concerns to the AESO. This process may include disclosure of your personal information to the AESO.

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