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    Empress 394S Substation Upgrade

    Approval of System Access Service Request

    The AESO may approve this request for transmission system access under our abbreviated needs approval process (ANAP). The process is outlined in section 501.3 of the ISO rules, Abbreviated Needs Approval Process.

    AESO Approval Letter - Fortis Empress 394S Substation Upgrade (June 23, 2016)

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    System Access Service Request

    FortisAlberta Inc. (FortisAlberta) has applied to the AESO for transmission system access to improve reliability in the McNeill area. FortisAlberta’s request can be met by upgrading the existing Empress 394S substation, including adding a 138 kV circuit breaker, a 25 kV voltage regulator, and associated equipment.

    For more information on the Empress 394S Substation Upgrade please see AltaLink’s project webpage:

    http://www.altalink.ca/projects/view/232/fortis-empress-substation-upgrade

    The AESO is an independent, not-for-profit organization responsible for the safe, reliable and economic planning and operation of the provincial transmission grid. FortisAlberta has applied to the AESO for transmission system access to improve reliability in the McNeill area. The AESO may approve the application for system access under the AESO’s abbreviated needs approval process or the AESO may file an abbreviated needs identification document for approval by the Alberta Utilities Commission.

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