Blackie Area 138 kV Line Re-configuration

Project overview

AltaLink is currently completing public consultation for this project and wants your input.

The Blackie Area 138 kV Line Re-configuration is part of an area transmission development called the Southern Alberta Transmission Reinforcement (SATR). This reinforcement includes new transmission lines and upgrades to the electric system in southern Alberta. These projects will connect new wind-generated power to Alberta’s electric system and strengthen the transmission system in the area.

Project details

The proposed project includes:

  • removing approximately 24 kilometres of existing single circuit, H-frame 138 kV transmission line and replacing it with a new double circuit, single pole 138 kV transmission line between the Blackie Substation and the Queenstown Substation
  • upgrades to the existing Blackie and Queenstown substations to accommodate new connections for the proposed transmission line

Anticipated project schedule

Although we attempt to follow the anticipated project schedule it is subject to change. We will continue to provide you with updated schedule information as the project progresses.

Project schedule
October 2013 to January 2014 Notify and consult on proposed route options
February 2014 File application with the Alberta Utilities Commission (AUC)
August 2014 Start construction, if project is approved
July 2015 Complete construction