Western Alberta HVDC Line is a 500kV overhead line with a length of 350km from Genesee, Alberta, Canada, to Langdon, Alberta, Canada.

Construction works on the Western Alberta HVDC Line started in 2013 and the project was commissioned in 2015.


The Western Alberta HVDC Line, which is an overhead line, is being operated by AltaLink. The Western Alberta HVDC Line is a new line. The line carries direct current (AC) through double circuit cable.

Approximately $1,306.6m was financed by the authorities to undertake the construction works of the project.

Western Alberta HVDC Line project development status

The development of the Western Alberta HVDC Line project was approved by Alberta Utilities Commission in 2013 and the project works were completed in 2015.

Contractors involved

PSC Specialist Group was appointed by AltaLink to supply the cables for executing the 500kV Western Alberta HVDC Line.

About AltaLink

AltaLink LP (AltaLink), a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Energy Company, is a power utility that transmits and distributes electricity. The utility’s transmission system connects homes, farms, businesses and industries to the electricity generated across Alberta. It generates electricity from thermal energy, wind power and hydro power. AltaLink’s electricity system is owned and operated by municipally-owned companies. The utility transports high voltages across Alberta through its transmission and distribution lines, and substations.


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