EDMONTON, Nov. 1, 2011 /CNW/ - The Alberta Utilities Commission, the
regulating body covering Alberta's energy industry, today approved
construction of the Heartland Transmission Project, along the East
Transportation Utility Corridor (TUC) route with overhead power lines.
The project will include the use of monopoles along a 9.5 km stretch in
"The Heartland Project Team appreciates the contribution of the many
stakeholders who have been involved with the project during the past
few years," said Guy Bridgeman, EPCOR Senior Vice-President, Strategic
Development and Planning, and spokesman for the Heartland Transmission
Project. "We will now take some time to go through the decision, and
expect to begin construction as early as December."
The proposed Heartland Transmission Project involves the construction of
a double circuit 500kV transmission line, which will connect the
Heartland region (northeast of Fort Saskatchewan) to existing 500kV
transmission facilities. AltaLink and EPCOR, the Heartland Project
Team, are working together on the project's development. The Heartland
Transmission Project has been identified by the Province as critical
More information will be available after the project team completes its
review of the AUC decision.
About EPCOR Utilities Inc.
EPCOR's wholly-owned subsidiaries build, own and operate electrical
transmission and distribution networks, water and wastewater treatment
facilities and infrastructure in Canada and the United States. EPCOR,
headquartered in Edmonton, Alberta, is an Alberta Top 50 employer.
EPCOR's website is www.epcor.ca
About AltaLink, L.P.
AltaLink, Canada's only fully independent transmission provider, is
responsible for the maintenance and operation of more than 11,800
kilometres of transmission lines and approximately 270 substations in
Alberta. As Alberta's largest supplier of safe and reliable
transmission, AltaLink is moving forward to provide a transmission
system that will continue to meet the growing needs of Albertans.
AltaLink has been a proud supporter of Alberta 4-H since 2003, and as a
Legacy Builder it is the title sponsor of all regional, district and
provincial communications and public speaking programs.
SOURCE EPCOR Utilities Inc.
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