The Alberta Electric System Operator (AESO) has identified the potential for a substantial increase in wind power development and demand for electricity throughout the Hanna region in east central Alberta.
In its role as planner of the transmission system for all Albertans, the AESO is currently investigating the need to reinforce the transmission system to enable wind generation projects to be reliably connected to the provincial grid and to supply electricity to industrial consumers, mostly in the pipeline industry.
The AESO plans to hold a series of open houses throughout east central Alberta to provide opportunities for residents to discuss the need to improve the transmission system, as well as to learn about three transmission alternatives under consideration for development.
Comments from visitors about the transmission alternatives collected at the open houses will be used to help ensure the safe, reliable and economic planning of Alberta's interconnected power system.
SOURCE: Alberta Electric System Operator