Power & Electricity
AUC public hearing for AltaLink’s proposed sub-station location is complete
The Alberta Utilities Commission (AUC) AltaLink’s preferred substation location in Chestermere concluded on March 2, 2017. The City of Chestermere participated as an intervenor, supporting the proposed location.
“This public hearing helped ensure all perspectives were taken into consideration by the AUC,” says Jean-Marc Lacasse, Manager of Economic Development for the City. “We respect the public engagement process the AUC is taking and also appreciate hearing resident concerns," he says.
The City supports the preferred Site E,* in the far southeast area of Chestermere because it provides the most benefits to Chestermere residents, including:
- Being a reasonable distance away from residents and wetlands
- Increasing the City’s non-residential tax base
- Attracting more businesses to the area
- Increasing electrical reliability for the whole community.
The AUC began its formal public consultation process last summer. Interested stakeholders had an opportunity to register as intervenors at the AUC hearing and all residents were welcome to observe the proceedings.
To read more about this project, please see the following announcements:
February 27, 2017
City to participate in AUC public hearing for AltaLink’s proposed sub-station location
November 16, 2016:
City of Chestermere supports AltaLink’s proposed substation location