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You can expect to see activity that is typical to construction, including company/contractor vehicles and equipment along E.L. Smith Road. There may be an increased presence of trucks and other industrial equipment necessary to install the solar panels, foundations and associated electrical infrastructure.

Construction noise

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 and the Alberta Utilities Commission (AUC) Rule 012 for Noise Control. If it is necessary to temporarily exceed acceptable noise levels, we will work with the City of Edmonton to obtain the necessary permits. 


All of the proposed work will take place within EPCOR's property line and existing fence boundary. Work space 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 own health, safety and environment procedures and guidelines.

Hours of work

We anticipate the 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.

Vegetation removal

Of the possible project locations on our property, this site resulted in the least disturbance to existing vegetation. Currently, the project area is an empty field covered in grass, small bushes and scattered trees. In order to install the solar panels and ensure adequate sunlight, we will need to remove any trees or tall shrubs in the area shown in yellow on the map. This means removing two isolated tree stands and some scattered trees around the field perimeter. The native shrubs and grass roots in the area will be left in place and reseeded if damaged during construction activities. Trees on the riverbank and the small forest to the west of the project area will not be removed. EPCOR will replace trees removed during construction.