Alberta commission okays grid support for Deerland peaking project

The Alberta Utilities Commission on Dec. 17 approved an application from the Alberta Electric System Operator (AESO) covering interconnection facilities for the 190-MW Deerland peaking project of Maxim Power Corp.

AESO wanted approval of the need to connect the already-approved Deerland peaking power plant to the Alberta Interconnected Electric System (AIES). AltaLink Management Ltd. is the operator of the Deerland 13S substation, located approximately five kilometres northeast of the town of Bruderheim, Alberta.

Maxim had separately applied to the commission for approval to alter the 190-MW Deerland peaking plant and to construct and operate Skaro 108S substation. Maxim’s application is being considered separately by the commission.

AltaLink is the operator of the 138-kV transmission line, designated 815L, from the Deerland 13S substation to Bruderheim 127S substation in the Bruderheim area. AltaLink filed a facility application with the AUC on Sept. 30, 2014, for approval to construct about 260 metres of new 138-kV single-circuit transmission line, designated as transmission line 621L, salvage approximately 240 metres of existing transmission line 815L at the Deerland 13S substation, re-terminate transmission line 815L on the east-side of Deerland 13S substation and install one new 138-kV circuit breaker in the Deerland 13S substation.

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