Energy & Power
Transmission & Distribution
ATCO approved for 500kV direct current Eastern Alberta Transmission Line
By Anthony Capkun
November 15, 2012 – ATCO Electric says it has received approval from the Alberta Utilities Commission (AUC) to build the Eastern Alberta Transmission Line. The 500kV direct current line, and its associated converter stations and facilities, extends from the Gibbons area northeast of Edmonton to an area near Brooks in southeast Alberta.
“I want to extend my thanks to the landowners that participated in the process. The decision is the result of three years of hard work and consultation and directly reflects the input that we received throughout the process,” said Sett Policicchio, president, ATCO Electric. “We look forward to continuing to work together with these landowners and the communities of eastern Alberta as we begin to build this critically important piece of infrastructure for Alberta.”
When complete, the Eastern Alberta Transmission Line will reinforce the reliability, increase the capacity and improve the efficiency of the Alberta grid, says ATCO.