Substation and Transmission Line in NE Red Deer

As Red Deer continues to grow and develop, so does our need for additional services including the construction of a new Electric Light & Power (EL&P) substation and transmission line in northeast Red Deer.
An artist's rendering of the Timberlands Substation & Transmission Line

The new substation and transmission line, to be installed approximately one kilometre east from the 67 Street and 30 Avenue interchange, would connect to the provincial electrical grid. This work is necessary if we want to continue to provide power to new customers without a service impact to existing customers. We cannot continue to build homes, businesses and developments without construction of a new substation and transmission line.

The City of Red Deer contacted all occupants, landowners and other stakeholders within 800 metres of the project, to solicit questions and comments about this project.

The Alberta Utilities Commission (AUC) also contacted all occupants, landowners and other stakeholders within 800 metres about the project. No objections or concerns were filed in response to the notice of applications.

Timeline

  • The AUC granted a permit and license for the project on April 10, 2014.
  • Contract for design and build will be finalized in the second quarter of 2014. Emphasis will be placed on aesthetics, as garnered from public and Council feedback.
  • Substation and line planned in service for first quarter of 2016

There will be no service interruptions while the substation and transmission line are constructed.