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Project update (December 2020) - Meadowlark substation

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Project overview

This project involves constructing approximately 9.5 km of above-ground 72 kilovolt (kV) transmission line from the Poundmaker Substation (18944 105 Avenue) to the Meadowlark Substation (15404 84 Avenue), as well as modifications to both the Meadowlark and Poundmaker Substations. The project was approved by the Alberta Utilities Commission on March 12, 2020 (Decision 23943-D01-2020). This project is expected to be completed in fall 2021.

Distribution system construction work - April 2021

​Starting the last week of April, EPCOR will begin work on the existing power distribution system at various locations to accommodate the West Edmonton Transmission Upgrade Project. This work is expected to be completed by the end of May and may involve activities such as installing temporary poles, stringing new wires, and installing new pole mounted transformers.

What to expect during construction

• Temporary lane disruptions can be expected throughout the work; however, access to garages will be maintained throughout construction.

• Tree trimming will be required in certain areas to maintain clearance between the power lines and vegetation.

• Noise will be typical to construction. We will 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 obtain the necessary permits.

• Power outages may be required during certain construction activities. You will be provided with notice of any planned power outages.

​Construction work and timeline

In March 2021, EPCOR will begin constructing the transmission line along Anthony Henday Drive (from 105 Avenue to Whitemud Drive) and Whitemud Drive/156 Street.

Over the next few months, EPCOR will be in your neighbourhood installing new power poles . This will require excavation in certain areas to accommodate the poles and to relocate some existing infrastructure. Some transformers and temporary poles will be installed to limit extended power outages where they are needed to safely complete work.

This work is expected to be completed in fall 2021. Typical hours of construction will be from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday to Saturday and 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sundays.

Next Up

  • Modifications to the Meadowlark and Poundmaker substations are underway.
  • Later into spring and early summer, we will begin stringing the transmission cables and fibre optic cable on the new poles.

​Construction impacts

Traffic impacts

Some areas will require temporary lane closures. Typically, these closures will not last longer than two days for each location and will have signage in place to direct traffic.

Power outages

While we are taking steps to limit the number of power outages, customers may experience a power outage as a result of this work. If you are impacted by a planned power outage, you will receive advanced notice.

Noise

This work will be noisy at times and involve the use of hydrovac trucks, drilling rigs, large trucks, cranes and heavy machinery. We will comply with the City of Edmonton's Community Standards Bylaw for Noise Control. If it is necessary to temporarily exceed acceptable noise levels or work outside of typical construction hours, we will work with the City of Edmonton to obtain the necessary permits.

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​Contact us

As we move forward, we remain committed to keeping you informed of updates about this project.

If you have any questions or concerns about the project, please contact us:

(780) 412-4040

consultation@epcor.com
www.epcor.com/consultation

For more information about the need for this project please contact:

Alberta Electric System Operator (AESO)

(888) 866-2959
Stakeholder.relations@aeso.ca
poweringalberta.com

For more information about the regulatory process please contact:

Alberta Utilities Commission (AUC)

1-833-511-4282 (toll free)
310-4282

auc.ab.ca