Public Notice

Meander River Essential Power Upgrade Project - Public Comments Invited

January 18, 2021 – Infrastructure Canada must determine whether the proposed Meander River Essential Power Upgrade Project, located near High Level, AB is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.

To help inform this determination, Infrastructure Canada is inviting comments from the public respecting that determination. All comments received will be considered public. For more information, individuals should consult the Privacy Notice on the Registry website (

Written comments must be submitted by February 10, 2020 to:

Mark Libby, Junior Environmental Review and Approvals Officer, Infrastructure Canada (

The Proposed Project

The Meander River Essential Power Upgrade Project (the "Project") will replace an existing single phase power system with a three phase power system to deliver sufficient and efficient energy to the Town of Meander River. The Project will follow the existing right-of-way of the current power system and includes approximately 5% new construction for a padmount transformer within the Town of Meander River.

The scope of the project includes:

  • Convert 60 km of 14.4 kV one (1) phase overhead powerline to 25 kV three (3) phase overhead powerline;
  • Installation a 300 kVA 347/600V padmount transformer; and
  • The replacement of all utility poles.

This project will facilitate the meeting of basic needs of powering the community; allowing clean water delivery, effective wastewater management, opportunities for industry development and permit residential development to ensure sustainability of this northern community.

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