We're committed to consulting with stakeholders about projects that affect them and welcome your comments and questions. Your feedback regarding this project is important to us and was incorporated into the facility application that we filed with the AUC. Below is more information about the regulatory process.
The regulatory process
The AESO is responsible for determining the proposed transmission development, which involves adding the transmission line and the equipment at the Meadowlark and Poundmaker substations. The AESO submitted a Needs Identification Document (NID) with the AUC in October, 2018 in support of this project.
In October 2019, EPCOR's project team also filed a Facility Application with the AUC outlining our proposed upgrades to the Poundmaker and Meadowlark substations, and our preferred and alternate route for the new 72 kV transmission line.
On March 12, 2020, EPCOR received approval from the Alberta Utilities Commission for the proposed above-ground 72 kV transmission line, fibre optic cable and modifications to the Meadowlark and Poundmaker Substations (Decision 23943-D01-2020). As part of the approval, the AUC made the final decision on routing.
More 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 refer to the AESO's Updated Need Overview or visit their
website. If you have any questions or concerns about the need for this project 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. This process may include disclosure of your personal information to the AESO.
More 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
EPCOR, through its subsidiaries, builds, owns and operates electrical, natural gas and water transmission and distribution networks; water and wastewater treatment facilities; sanitary and stormwater systems; and infrastructure in Canada and the United States. The company also provides electricity, natural gas and water products and services to residential and commercial customers. EPCOR, headquartered in Edmonton, is an Alberta Top 70 employer.