Monday, April 27, 2015

Alta link Update---Crowsnest Pass no longer an option

On a positive note you can see that based on the following information the Alta Link line is not coming to the Crowsnest Pass:
A lot of effort went in to this process, and a lot of our residents voiced their concerns about this power link. Bottom link for once speaking up made a difference.

Dear Municipal Stakeholder:
Today, as part of my commitment to keep you informed of AltaLink’s projects in your area, I’m pleased to send you the Castle Rock Ridge to Chapel Rock round 2 public consultation material being mailed in the coming days to the landowners and stakeholders in your Municipal District.  AltaLink will also be providing your municipal office with printed versions of this material so you’ll have exactly what stakeholders will receive in their mail boxes.  All the project details and the proposed schedule are shown in the Newsletter and other information attached.
AltaLink has refined the routing under consideration by adjusting some proposed routes and eliminating other routes and substation sites.  The Dropped Route Letter will only be sent to the Stakeholders whose land is on dropped routes but is included in this email for information purposes.
The proposed project includes:
·       A new substation, to be called Chapel Rock Substation, located near the existing 500 kV (500,000 volts) 1201L transmission line. The proposed substation site will be approximately 255 by 210 metres (820 by 1,150 feet).
·       The existing Castle Rock Ridge Substation will be expanded as part of this project to accommodate the termination of the proposed new 240 kV transmission line. We are proposing to extend the northeast and northwest fence by approximately 25 metres (82 feet) in each direction.
·       Approximately five to 15 kilometres (3.1 to 9.3 miles) of two new, single circuit 500 kV transmission lines will also be required. The length of these lines depends on the location of the Chapel Rock Substation. We are proposing to use two single circuit, guyed structures for the portion within the hills west of Highway 22. These structures will be used for straight portions of the line. At locations where the line deflects, self-supporting steel lattice structures will be used.
·       Approximately 24 to 37 kilometres (15 to 23 miles) of new double circuit 240 kV transmission line from the existing Castle Rock Ridge Substation to the proposed Chapel Rock Substation. Final line length is dependent on the route approved by the AUC.
Open Houses
May 26, 2015
Cowley, Ab
3 to 7 p.m.
Cowley District Hall
122 Cameron Street, Cowley
May 27, 2015
Pincher Creek, Ab
3 to 7 p.m.
Heritage Hotel
919 Waterton Avenue
Pincher Creek
June 2, 2015
Calgary, Ab
3 to 7 p.m.
Coast Plaza Hotel
1316 33 Street NE
There are numerous ways for the public and stakeholders to provide input including:
o   email us at           
o   calling our toll-free line at 1-877-269-5903
o   our website
o   participating in a one-on-one consultation
Alberta Electric System Operator (AESO)
o   calling the toll-free line at 1-888-866-2959
Alberta Utilities Commission (AUC)
o   calling at 780-427-4903 (You can call toll-free by dialing 310-0000 before the number.)

1 comment:

Pincher Voice said...

Interesting. I'm technically a Cowley stakeholder, but haven't seen a package yet. Soon I assume.