Who Else is Involved?

There will be involvement from two organizations throughout the Project, the Alberta Utilities Commission (AUC) and the Alberta Electric System Operators (AESO).

 Alberta Utilities Commission (AUC)

The AUC regulates Alberta’s investor-owned electric, gas, water utilities and certain municipally owned electric utilities to ensure that customers receive safe and reliable service at just and reasonable rates.

The AUC also regulates the routes, tolls and tariffs of energy transmission through utility pipelines and electric transmission and distribution lines. Companies who propose to construct or rebuild electric generation, transmission or distribution facilities in Alberta, must apply to the Commission for siting approval. When reviewing the utility’s application, the Commission considers the social and environmental impacts, as well as any economic implications for the ratepayers.

Further information can be found at www.auc.ab.ca

 Alberta Electric System Operators

The AESO is an independent, not-for-profit organization responsible for the safe, reliable and economic planning and operation of the provincial transmission grid. For more information about why this project is needed, please refer to the AESO’s Need Overview found at www.aeso.ca. If you have any questions or concerns about the need for this project or the proposed transmission development to meet the need you may contact the AESO directly.

You can make your questions or concerns known to a transmission facility owner representative who will collect your personal information for the purpose of addressing your questions and/or concerns to the AESO. This process may include disclosure of your personal information to the AESO.

At a Glance

  • Location: MD of Willow Creek, 20km south of Fort Macleod
  • Technology: 138,000 volts
  • Length: 21km

Contact Us

If you have any questions or wish to discuss the Windrise Transmission Project, please contact us:

TransAlta

Email: windrisetransmission@maskwaenv.com

Tel: 844-391-2615

Alberta Electric System Operator (Project need)

Email: stakeholder.relations@aeso.ca

Tel: 888-866-2959

Website: www.aeso.ca

Alberta Utilities Commission (Regulatory process)

Email: consumer-relations@auc.ab.ca

Tel: 780-427-4903

Website: www.auc.ab.ca