Eastern Alberta 500kV Transmission Line Construction Project

Type: Transmission
Scope: Performed a 100 mile 500kV DC line transmission line construction project.
Location: Alberta, Canada

Client: Alberta Transmission Company

The Eastern Alberta Transmission Line is a 300 mile 500kV overhead transmission line interconnecting the Newell HVDC static inverter plant near Brooks, Alberta with the Heathfield static inverter plant near Gibbons, Alberta.

Owned by ATCO Electric, a subsidiary of Alberta Transmission Company (“ATCO”), the ~$1.3B project further strengthens ATCO’s capability to transmit and distribute electricity to its 227,000+ customers in north and east-central Alberta, the Yukon, and the North West Territories.

Subcontracted via Quanta Services affiliate Valard Construction (Irby and Valard are both Quanta Services subsidiaries (PWR:NYSE)), Irby performed 100 miles of stringing through two sub-zero Canadian winter seasons to energize the project on time and to budget in December 2015.

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Start date: August 2013
Completion date: February 2015


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