EDMONTON, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - Dec. 28, 2013) - The Heartland Transmission Project team, AltaLink and EPCOR, announced today that construction on the transmission line is complete and it is in operation.
The Heartland team thanks everyone for their patience throughout construction.
Initially, residents and businesses near the line may hear a buzzing or crackling noise, which will dissipate to normal levels as operations settle in.
Also, because this is a new electricity transmission line in the area, people are reminded to be aware and cautious around electrical equipment.
The 66-km line from south Edmonton to the Heartland industrial area north of Edmonton provides a substantial upgrade to transmission infrastructure in Alberta. The project was identified in provincial legislation as Critical Transmission Infrastructure to Alberta's electrical system.
About AltaLink, L.P.
AltaLink, Canada's only fully independent transmission provider, is responsible for the maintenance and operation of more than 11,800 kilometres of transmission lines and approximately 270 substations in Alberta. As Alberta's largest supplier of safe and reliable transmission, AltaLink is moving forward to provide a transmission system that will continue to meet the growing needs of Albertans. AltaLink has been a proud supporter of Alberta 4-H since2003, and as a Legacy Builder it is the title sponsor of all regional, district and provincial communications and public speaking programs.
About EPCOR Utilities Inc.
EPCOR's wholly-owned subsidiaries build, own and operate electrical transmission and distribution networks, water and wastewater treatment facilities and infrastructure in Canada and the United States. The company's subsidiaries also provide electricity and water services and products to residential and commercial customers. EPCOR, headquartered in Edmonton, Alberta, is an Alberta Top 60 employer.