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September 7, 2021

Eastern Alberta HVDC Transmission Line, Canada

By Carmen

Eastern Alberta HVDC Transmission Line is a 500kV overhead line with a length of 485km from Gibbons-Redwater area, Alberta, Canada, to Southeast Hub, Brooks Area, Alberta, Canada.

Construction works on the Eastern Alberta HVDC Transmission Line started in 2014 and the project was commissioned in 2015.


The Eastern Alberta HVDC Transmission Line, which is an overhead line, is being operated by ATCO Electric. The Eastern Alberta HVDC Transmission Line is a new line. The line carries alternating current (AC) through double circuit cable.

Eastern Alberta HVDC Transmission Line project development status

The development of the Eastern Alberta HVDC Transmission Line project was approved by Alberta Utilities Commission in 2014 and the project works were completed in 2015.

About ATCO Electric

ATCO Electric Ltd (ATCO Electric), a subsidiary of CU Inc, is a power company which provides electrical service that builds, operates and maintains a network of transmission and distribution of power lines in northern and east-central Alberta. The company offers services such as electricity distribution, connect and disconnect service, street lighting, upgrade services, removal of distribution assets, online bill payment, load management, electrical safety, power outage reporting, service installation or salvage, rebates and incentives, relocating power line, energy conservation and energy efficiency, among others.


All publicly-announced T&D Line & Substation projects included in this analysis are drawn from GlobalData’s Power IC. The information regarding the projects is sourced through secondary information sources such as country specific utility players, company news and reports, statistical organisations, regulatory body, government planning reports and their publications and is further validated through primary from various stakeholders such as power utility companies, consultants, energy associations of respective countries, government bodies and professionals from leading players in the power sector.

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