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We are proposing the addition of two new 25 kilovolt (kV) circuit breakers inside the Clover Bar substation building (located at 1515-130 Ave).

We believe in listening to and engaging stakeholders. Community input and involvement is an important part of our decision-making and we want to hear what you think about our initiatives.

Let's Talk

Phone: (780) 412-4040
Email: consultation@epcor.com

Project

Project details

We are proposing to install two new 25 kilovolt (kV) circuit breakers inside the existing Clover Bar substation building to meet the growing demand for power in your area. The new circuit breakers are a larger version of the circuit breakers found in most homes' electrical panels.

Project timeline and approval process

In April 2017, we applied to the Alberta Utilities Commission (AUC) for approval of the two new circuit breakers. If approved, we anticipate the work to start and finish in fall 2017.

What's a substation?

A substation is a part of the electrical system that connects two or more power lines. The Clover Bar substation converts electricity from higher voltage power lines (transmission lines) to lower voltages that can be safely distributed to homes and businesses in the area.

What's a breaker?

A breaker is an automatically operated electrical switch designed to protect an electrical circuit from damage caused by overload or a short circuit. Its basic function is to detect a fault condition and interrupt current flow.

Construction Details

​Visual

You can expect to see activity that is typical to construction, including company / contractor vehicles and equipment in your neighborhood. All of the planned work will take place within the existing fenced boundary of the Clover Bar substation. There will be no long term visual impacts.

Construction noise

The proposed work will create typical noise associated with construction. We will take measures to ensure we comply with the City of Edmonton's Community Standards Bylaw for Noise Control. If it's necessary to temporarily exceed acceptable noise levels, we will work with the City of Edmonton to obtain the necessary permits.

Hours of operation

We anticipate our hours of work for this project to be Monday to Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; however, occasional evening and weekend work may be required.

Power supply

We do not anticipate a planned power service interruption from this work.

Work space

All work areas will be safe and secure. All construction activities will be in accordance with the City of Edmonton bylaws, occupational health and safety requirements, as well as EPCOR's health, safety and environmental procedures and guidelines.

Regulatory Process

Participate in the process

To participate in the regulatory process of this project visit the AUC website and download their brochure titled “Public Involvement in a Proposed Utility Development” or call or email EPCOR and we will mail you a copy.

About the Alberta Electric System Operator (AESO) 

The AESO is an independent, not-for-profit organization responsible for the safe, reliable and economic planning and operation of the provincial transmission grid. For more information about why this project is needed, please see the AESO's Need Overview, or visit www.aeso.ca. If you have any questions or concerns about the need for this transmission development you may contact the AESO directly or you can make concerns known to an EPCOR representative who will communicate them to the AESO on your behalf.

More information

For more information about the project need, please contact:

Alberta Electric System Operator (AESO)
Phone: 1-888-866-2959
Email: stakeholder.relations@aeso.ca
Web: www.poweringalberta.com

You can also make your questions or concerns known to an EPCOR representative who will collect your personal information for the purpose of addressing your questions and/or concerns to the AESO. This process may include disclosure of your personal information to the AESO.

About the Alberta Utilities Commission (AUC)

Alberta's electric utilities are regulated by the AUC. The AUC is an independent quasi-judicial agency that ensures that the delivery of Alberta's utility service takes place in a manner that is fair, responsible and in the public's interest. For more information about the AUC, please visit the AUC's website.

For more information about the regulatory process and how you can participate, please contact:

Alberta Utilities Commission (AUC)
Toll-free: 310-0000 
Phone: (780) 427-4903
AUC booklet: Public involvement in a proposed utility development