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    West Edmonton Transmission Upgrade Project

    EPCOR Distribution and Transmission Inc. (EPCOR) has applied to the AESO for transmission system access to improve the reliability of the power system in the Edmonton area. EPCOR's request can be met by the following solution:

    • Add a new 72 kilovolt (kV) transmission line from the Poundmaker substation to the Meadowlark substation.
    • Upgrade the existing Poundmaker substation, including adding one 240/72 kV transformer, one 240 kV circuit breaker, one 72 kV circuit breaker and associated equipment.
    • Modify the existing Meadowlark substation, including adding two 72 kV circuit breakers and associated equipment.
    • Upgrade the existing Garneau substation, including replacing three existing 72/14.4 kV transformers with three 72/14.4 kV transformers of higher capacity.

    Need overview

    Update - Need for the West Edmonton Transmission Upgrade Project in the City of Edmonton [Posted: December 6, 2017]

    Need for the West Edmonton Transmission Upgrade Project in the City of Edmonton [Posted: September 29, 2016]

    Latest updates

    • Dec. 6, 2017 Update - Need for the West Edmonton Transmission Upgrade Project in the City of Edmonton