Ranking for 2013: 80
Industry Sector: Energy
Specific Sector: Transmission
Range: $500,000,000 - $1 billion
Project Value: $600,000,000
Government Funds Involved:
Funding Source: Private
Location: From Calgary to the US border, Alberta
Estimated End Date of Substantial Completion: 2017
Increased production of energy from wind farms in southern Alberta has led to a demand for additional transmission capacity. The Southern Alberta Transmission Reinforcement (SATR) project stems from a formal application put forward to the Alberta Utilities Commission (AUC) in 2008 by the Alberta Electric Systems Operator (AESO), and approved in 2009.
Altalink is completing the project is a number of stages, which consist of individual substations and transmission line segments. A private company that owns much of the energy transmission network in southern and central Alberta, Altalink operates around the cities of Calgary, Edmonton, Red Deer, Medicine Hat and Lethbridge.