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EPCOR Distribution & Transmission Inc. Fibre Optic Cable FO-132, AUC Decision 27472-D01-2022

Link to Decision Summarized

Fibre Optic Telecommunications Cable

Application

EPCOR Distribution & Transmission Inc. (“EDTI”) applied for approval to construct and operate an approximately 4.4-kilometer fibre optic cable, designated as FO-132, between the Rossdale and Garneau substations to address capacity and availability risk.

Decision

The AUC found that the fibre optic cable was necessary to satisfy Independent System Operator Rules Interconnected Electric System Protection Requirements. All relevant prerequisites have been met. The AUC, therefore, approved the construction of a fibre optic telecommunications cable.

Applicable Legislation

Alberta Utilities Commission Act, SA 2007, c A-37.2 – s 17.

AUC Rule 007: Applications for Power Plants, Substations, Transmission Lines, Industrial System Designations, Hydro Developments and Gas Utility Pipelines

Hydro and Electric Energy Act, RSA 2000, c H-16 – ss 14 and 15.

ISO Rules: Interconnected Electric System Protection Requirements, s 502.3(23).

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