Ranking for 2016: 33
Industry Sector: Energy
Specific Sector: Transmission
Range: $1 billion - $5 billion
Project Value: $1,430,000,000
Government Funds Involved:
Funding Source: Private
Location: Edmonton to Fort McMurray, Alberta
Estimated End Date of Substantial Completion: 2019
This project will consist of approximately 500 kilometres of transmission line and associated facilities in order to support increasing growth in northeastern Alberta. It will include a 500-kV AC single-circuit transmission line, approximately 100 kilometres in length, running from a new substation in the Thickwood Hills area to the existing Livock 939S substation, and a 500-kV AC single-circuit transmission line, approximately 400 kilometres in length, running from Livock 939S substation to the approved Sunnybrook 510S substation.
The proposed route, substations, and design of the transmission line are subject to approval by the Alberta Utilities Commission. If approved, construction of the line is scheduled to start in 2017 and be in service in 2019.