We’re rebuilding two power lines and updating two stations in the Prince Albert area.
We’re also replacing the current power line’s wood structures with larger steel frames. This affects:
- The PA4 line - connecting at the Prince Albert Switching Station south of the city to the Senator Substation 10 kilometres to the south, and just east of the Number 2 Highway.
- The B4P line - connecting the Senator Substation to the Beatty Switching Station that’s approximately 65 km to the southeast.
- The Prince Albert and Beatty Stations will get upgrades as part of the project.
Why we’re doing it
The need for power continues to grow. These upgrades will provide backup power to the City of Prince Albert and surrounding area. It’ll also prepare the system for future growth and boost service reliability.
Our progress so far
We’ve split construction of the power lines into two stages:
- The PA4 rebuild began in January 2018 and it’s expected to power up in August 2018.
- The B4P rebuild begins fall 2018.
All other construction-related activities should be completed and powered up in spring 2020.
Minimizing the impact to you
The majority of construction will take place within the existing right-of-way. This will reduce impact on:
- the environment;
- agricultural operations; and
- residents within the area.
Areas where the land has changed since the original lines were built may cause structure placement to change.
Respecting the local environment
To protect the wetlands, construction will happen in dry or frozen ground conditions. This will lower the damage to the land during construction.
Benefits to local communities
This project improves reliability to both our urban and rural customers. It’ll also help support future growth within the area. Employment opportunities may be available once construction begins.
Keeping you informed
We’ll provide more information here as it becomes available.
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