AUC approves AltaLink project in southern Alberta

The Alberta Utilities Commission (AUC) on May 10 approved for construction AltaLink’s $11m Fidler transmission project.

The Fidler project is a five-mile, 240-kV double circuit transmission line near Pincher Creek, Alberta, Canada. The project also involves building a new one-mile double-circuit 138-kV line and rebuilding a three-mile single circuit 138-kV transmission line.

The company said it would begin construction in June. Construction is estimated to take nine months, AltaLink said, putting completion in March 2013.

The project is part of the Alberta Electric System Operator’s (AESO) southern Alberta transmission reinforcement (SATR) initiative, which was the result of needs identified by AESO to reinforce the area’s transmission system in order to accommodate wind energy projects. The AUC approved SATR in September 2009. 

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Rosy Lum, Analyst for TransmissionHub, has been covering the U.S. energy industry since 2007. She began her career in energy journalism at SNL Financial, for which she established a New York news desk. She covered topics ranging from energy finance and renewable policies and incentives, to master limited partnerships and ETFs. Thereafter, she honed her energy and utility focus at the Financial Times' dealReporter, where she covered and broke oil and gas and utility mergers and acquisitions.