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​Upcoming electricity projects

What's happening

EPCOR is responsible for building, maintaining, and upgrading the electrical transmission and distribution system in Edmonton. As the system ages, the electrical infrastructure requires maintenance and upgrades to ensure the safe, reliable delivery of power.

Current electricity projects in the Rossdale area include:

• The Rossdale Substation Breaker Replacement Project  (spring 2021)

• The Rossdale Substation Cable Termination Replacement Project (Rescheduled to spring of 2021)

 

Rossdale Circuit Breaker Replacement Project (spring 2021)
​A circuit breaker in the Rossdale substation is nearing the end of its useful life and needs to be replaced. The new circuit breaker will be placed in the same location as the old one (as shown on the map above).
Rossdale Substation Cable Termination Replacement - Spring 2021 (6 weeks)

​A high-voltage cable termination inside the Rossdale Substation is nearing the end of its useful life and needs to be replaced. Substations are a part of the electrical system and are generally connected by two or more high-voltage transmission lines. The Rossdale Substation converts electricity from high-voltage power lines (transmission lines) to lower voltages that can be distributed to homes and businesses in the area. A cable termination is the specific point in the system at which the cable starts or ends. The cable termination being replaced is shown on the map in green.

To complete this project, crews will work 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This project will require the use of a generator, which will produce noise similar to an idling car. This work is expected to begin in in the Fall/Winter 2020 and will take approximately six weeks to complete.

​Schedule

Rossdale Substation Circuit Breaker Replacement Project 2021- Spring 2021

Rossdale Substation Cable Termination Replacement - Spring 2021 (6 weeks)

With the exception of the Rossdale Substation Cable Termination Replacement Project, we anticipate our hours of work for these projects to be Monday to Friday 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; however, occasional evening and weekend work may be required.

Construction impacts

Noise

This work will be noisy at times and involve the use of hydrovac trucks and other 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, we will work with the City of Edmonton to obtain the necessary permits.

Power outages

We do not anticipate any planned power outages as a result of these projects.

Safety

All work areas will be maintained in a safe and secure manner. All construction activities will be performed in accordance with the City of Edmonton's bylaws, Occupational Health and Safety requirements and EPCOR's strict health, safety, and environmental procedures and guidelines.

About the Alberta Utilities Commission (AUC)

Alberta's electrical system is regulated by the AUC. The AUC is an independent quasi-judicial agency that ensures that the delivery of Alberta's utility services takes place in a manner that is fair, responsible and in the public interest. The AUC must approve this project before EPCOR can begin work. For more information about how you can participate in the regulatory process, 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: 310-4282
Phone: 1 (833) 511-4282
AUC booklet: Public involvement in a proposed utility development