Applications for electric transmission development projects in the Jasper area have been received Proceeding 22125 Applications 22125-A001 to 22125-A006 The Alberta Utilities Commission, the independent utilities regulator, will be considering the electric transmission development applications in Proceeding 22125. If you feel you may be affected by these applications, you can provide input to the AUC to review before it makes its decision. The Alberta Electric System Operator, under the Electric Utilities Act, has applied for approval of the need to construct a new substation and a new single-circuit, 69-kilovolt (kV) transmission line and to upgrade the existing Watson Creek 104S Substation, in order to serve existing load, new load and load growth in the Jasper area in response to ATCO Electric Ltd.’s system access service request. ATCO Electric Ltd., under the Hydro and Electric Energy Act, has applied in separate applications to construct the facilities to meet the need identified by the Alberta Electric System Operator. ATCO Electric Ltd. proposed to construct a new substation, to be called Sheridan 2085S Substation, and approximately 45 kilometres of a new single-circuit, 69-kV transmission line between the proposed Sheridan 2085S Substation and a designated ATCO Electric Ltd./AltaLink Management Ltd. connection point at the east boundary of Jasper National Park (the connection point), to be called Transmission Line 6L530. ATCO Electric Ltd. also proposed to connect the new Sheridan 2085S Substation to AltaLink Management Ltd.’s existing Watson Creek 104S Substation via its proposed Transmission Line 6L530 and AltaLink Management Ltd.’s proposed Transmission Line 530L. The proposed Sheridan 2085S Substation would be located in the northwest quarter of Section 2, Township 46, Range 1, west of the Sixth Meridian, approximately eight kilometres north of the town of Jasper within Jasper National Park. Specifically, it would be situated within the property boundary of ATCO Electric Ltd.’s Palisades Power Plant, which ATCO Electric Ltd. intends to decommission upon energization of the proposed Sheridan 2085S Substation and Transmission Line 6L530. The proposed Sheridan 2085S Substation would include the following major equipment: • two 69/25-kV transformers • two 69-kV circuit breakers • six 25-kV circuit breakers AltaLink Management Ltd., under the Hydro and Electric Energy Act, has applied in separate applications to construct the facilities to meet the need identified by the Alberta Electric System Operator. AltaLink Management Ltd. proposed to construct approximately 8.5 kilometres of a new single-circuit, 69-kV transmission line between the connection point and the Watson Creek 104S Substation, to be called Transmission Line 530L. AltaLink 17012TA1 Management Ltd. also proposed to upgrade its existing Watson Creek 104S Substation by adding two 138/69-kV transformers, two 138-kV circuit breakers and one 69-kV circuit breaker at the substation and expanding the substation’s fenced area by approximately 37 metres by 41 metres. Both existing Watson Creek 104S Substation and the proposed expansion would be located in the northwest quarter of Section 33,Township 49, Range 26, west of the Fifth Meridian, on the land owned by Trans Mountain Pipeline ULC and operated by Kinder Morgan Canada ULC.
Privacy To support an open and transparent process, information you send to the AUC will be publicly available through the AUC’s eFiling System. If there is confidential information you would like to file, a request must be made in advance of filing your submission.
The attached map identifies the proposed routes for the transmission lines 6L530 and 530L and the proposed location for the Sheridan 2085S Substation, which will be considered in this proceeding.
Written submissions are due February 6, 2017. If you wish to participate in this proceeding, you may be eligible for funding to support your position, which includes costs for legal representation and expert witnesses. To learn more about the application and review process, intervener funding and what has been applied for, please review the information session section on our website found under Involving Albertans or contact Annie Chen at 403-592-4465 or email your questions to email@example.com. The applications, and any associated documents being reviewed, are publicly available on our website. Alternatively, you may contact the applicants for further details about what is being applied for, or for a copy of the application at: Alberta Electric System Operator Brenda J. Hill Phone: 403-539-2850 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
ATCO Electric Ltd. Landon Bawol Phone: 780-420-3281 Email: email@example.com.
AltaLink Management Ltd. Michelle Lemieux Phone: 403-267-5909 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Submissions To register your concerns, or your support for the proposed project, please visit the AUC website and log in to the eFiling System to file your submission for Proceeding 22125. If you do not have access to the Internet, please contact us at 780-427-4903 for other options to submit your concerns and participate in this proceeding. If no written submissions are received, the Commission may make its decision without further notice or process. The AUC must consider the AESO’s assessment of need to be correct unless someone satisfies the Commission that the need application is technically deficient, or that to approve it would be contrary to the public interest.
Issued on January 6, 2017.
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Alberta Utilities Commission Douglas A. Larder, QC, General Counsel