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​Current and u​pcoming Rossdale projects

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


Electricity projects

Learn about the electricity projects at Rossdale.

Electrici​ty projects



Water projects

Learn about the water projects at Rossdale.

Water projects ​​​

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​​Contact us

Your questions, feedback and input are important to us. For more information about our work in Rossdale, please contact us:

Phone: (780) 412-3599​

​El​e​c​tricity projects at Rossdale

​EPCOR is responsible for building, maintaining, and upgrading the electrical transmission and distribution system in Edmonton. In order to continue delivering safe and reliable power to our customers, the electrical infrastructure require​s maintenance and upgrades. In 2022, EPCOR plans to complete five electricity projects within EPCOR’s Rossdale site.​

Electricity project map​​

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Rossdale Substation Transformer Replacement Project (September 2023)

As part of our ongoing maintenance activities, we are planning to replace one of the transformers in the Rossdale Substation that is nearing its end of life. Transformers are an important part of a substation and are used to step down power so it can be used by homes and businesses in the area. If approved, this project will involve replacing the existing transformer and concrete pad, which will require excavation up to 12 metres. Due to the historical and cultural importance of the area, we will work with archaeology experts to monitor any ground excavations required for this project. This work is planned for September 2023 and will take approximately eight months to complete. ​ 

RS5 Underground Transmission Line Removal (September 2023)

An underground transmission line that connects the Rossdale Substation to the Strathcona Substation has reached its end of life and needs to be removed. This project involves taking out the old transmission line and cleaning the pipe it was contained in so it can be used for other utilities, such as fibre optic cables. To complete this work, EPCOR will be working within the Rossdale Substation to remove existing equipment. Due to the historical and cultural importance of the area, we are working with archaeology experts to monitor any ground excavations required for this project. This work began in October 2022 and is expected to be completed in September 2023.​

Electricity project construction impacts​

Following is a list of what you can expect during our project work in the Rossdale area.


This work will be noisy at times and involve the use of hydrovac trucks, a horizontal directional drill, 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

Power outages will not be required to complete these projects. 


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.​

The Alb​​erta Utilities Commission (AUC)

Alberta's electric utilities are regulated by the AUC. The AUC is an independent quasi-judicial agency that ensures that the delivery of Alberta's utility service takes place in a manner that is fair, responsible and in the public's interest. EPCOR's electricity projects must be approved by the AUC before construction can begin. For more information about the AUC, please visit the AUC's website​.​​

Wat​er ​projects​​ at Rossdale​​​

Locating underground utilities for flood protection project

​In order to protect the Rossdale Water Treatment Plant in a situation where the North Saskatchewan River overtops its banks, EPCOR is working with the community to plan and design flood barriers. 

In mid-February, EPCOR began excavating certain locations where flood barriers will be constructed to confirm the types of utility infrastructure that exists underground in the area. Excavation work outside the plant fenceline is expected to begin on March 21.

It is important for EPCOR to understand what utilities are underneath the planned flood barrier locations at Rossdale so that we can properly plan for future construction of the barriers. Construction on the flood barriers is not anticipated to begin before 2024 as EPCOR is currently in the initial planning and design work of the project.

Read the project notice for more details​​​​

​Lead management st​​​​rategy 

In 2019, Health Canada recognized the serious health impacts of lead by lowering the maximum allowable concentration in drinking water. While there is no lead in drinking water when it leaves our treatment plants, lead can still leach from home fixtures and other plumbing surfaces.

EPCOR has developed a multi-pronged lead management strategy that includes controlling corrosion in water services, plumbing and fixtures. As part of this strategy, we are constructing special facilities where we will add orthophosphate to the treated water at both the E.L. Smith and Rossdale water treatment plants. While this work is happening entirely within our sites, residents may notice noise, traffic and other impacts typical to construction.

The new facilities are expected to be in service by early 2023. ​

Orthophosphate in water​​​​​