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)
- Need for Development Empress 394S Upgrade, submitted by FortisAlberta
- TFO Capital Cost Estimates, submitted by AltaLink
- AESO's summary of the Participant Involvement Program (PIP)
- Confirmation from AltaLink regarding AltaLink's assessment of Land Use and Environmental Aspects; and
- AESO's Functional Specification - Fortis Empress 394S Substation Upgrade
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:
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.
We appreciate your views, both on the need for transmission system development and proposed transmission plans. If you have any questions or comments, please contact us directly.
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