CHESTERMERE – Earlier this month, Altalink held an open house in Chestermere to provide area residents with more information about their Foothills Area Transmission Development.
The Langdon to Janet project, which could potentially impact local residents, includes a new transmission line from the Langdon substation, southwest of Langdon, to the Janet substation, east of Calgary at the corner of 50th Ave and Garden Road SE.
The new 240 kV transmission line is approximately 18 kms in length, depending on the final route.
The project also includes upgrades to both the Langdon and Janet substations, as well as the relocation of an existing transmission line in the east Calgary area.
According to an Altalink release, there has not been a significant improvement to the link in the greater Calgary area since 1985, although the demand has increased as the city’s population has gone from around 625,000 to approximately 1,071,000 in that time.
Altalink has identified their “south route” option, which parallels an existing transmission line, as their preferred route. A high res, interactive map for this route in available on AltaLink’s website.
The Alberta Utilities Commission will make the final decisions on routing for the projects in the near future. AtlaLink hopes to start construction in the spring of 2013 if the project is approved.
For more information on the project, visit www.altalink.ca/fatd