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    Transmission Enhancements in the West Edmonton Area (1649)

    EPCOR Distribution and Transmission Inc. (EPCOR) has applied to the AESO for transmission system access to reliably serve growing demand for electricity in the west Edmonton area. EPCOR's request can be met by the following solution:

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

    This project was previously titled “West Edmonton Transmission Upgrade Project”

    Notification of regulatory filing advertisement

    Need overview

    Needs Identification Document

    Amended Transmission Enhancements in the West Edmonton Area Needs Identification Document [Posted: June 6, 2019]

    Appendix A - Amended Connection Assessment [Posted: June 6, 2019]
    Appendix B - TFO Capital Cost Estimates  [Posted: October 1, 2018]
    Appendix C - AESO Participant Involvement Program  [Posted: October 1, 2018]
    Appendix D - Commission Rule 007, Section 6.2.1 NID15(2)  [Posted: October 1, 2018]
    Appendix E - DFO Distribution Deficiency Report  [Posted: October 1, 2018]
    Appendix F - AESO Transmission Planning Criteria - Basis and Assumptions  [Posted: October 1, 2018]

    Appendix G - TFO and DFO Responses [Posted October 15, 2019]

    Latest updates

    • May. 31, 2019 AESO NID Amendment Filed: Transmission Enhancements in the West Edmonton Area
    • Oct. 1, 2018 AESO NID Filed: Transmission Enhancements in the West Edmonton Area
    • Sep. 13, 2018 Notice of Filing for Transmission Enhancements in the West Edmonton Area
    • Dec. 6, 2017 Update - Need for the West Edmonton Transmission Upgrade Project in the City of Edmonton