Heartland Transmission Project

Heartland Transmission Project is a 500-kV double circuit transmission line, which connects the Heartland region (northeast of Fort Saskatchewan) to existing 500 kV transmission facilities west of Edmonton, Alberta. The project was considered a Critical Transmission Infrastructure (CTI) project. The Alberta Utilities Commission on Nov. 1, 2011, approved the 66 km east route for the 500-kV Heartland transmission line, the route preferred by the line’s developers. Also, the AUC did not direct that any portion of the line be placed underground. Construction of the Heartland Transmission Project began January 2012 and was completed in December 2013. AltaLink and EPCOR are developing the Heartland Project at a cost of nearly C$610 million

Project Sponsor Line Miles Voltage (kV) From State To State Year in Service
AltaLink Management Ltd. 41 500 AB AB 2013
Estimated Costs ($M) Voltage Type Project Status Project Group Origin Point Destination Point
610 Operating CTI Ellerslie Heartland
Interstate Build Start NERC ISO/RTO Country Project Partners
2012 WECC AESO CA AltaLink, LP and EPCOR Distribution and Transmission