edmontonjournal.com 12 Feb, 2017
A $1.6-billion transmission line project running from just west of Edmonton to the Fort McMurray area has been approved by the Alberta Utilities Commission. The Fort McMurray West 500-kV Transmission Project includes the construction of a 500-kilometre single-circuit transmission line, three optical repeater sites and the expansion of the Livock substation. Construction on Crown land is expected to start immediately while construction on private land is expected to start later this year. Energization is expected to take place in June 2019.