Edson Mainline Expansion Project

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Overview 

The pipeline expansion project in western Alberta is required to expand pipeline capacity for the transportation of natural gas to growing markets located in central and southern Alberta from the Peace River Project Area.

The proposed Project consists of two pipeline components which would add up to approximately 85 kilometres (km) of newly constructed 48-inch pipe to the NGTL System.

The Elk River section consists of approximately 40 km of 48-inch pipeline located 115 km southeast from Hinton, Alberta, in Yellowhead and Clearwater Counties.

The Alford Creek section consists of approximately 45 km of 48-inch pipeline located 29 km west from Rocky Mountain House, Alberta in Clearwater County.

This Project is part of TransCanada’s $1.5 billion expansion to the NGTL System to connect WCSB supply to incremental market demand. Read more.

Project Schedule

Q2 2018

Commenced landowner engagement 

Q3 2018

Commenced early Aboriginal and stakeholder engagement

Q3 2018

Commenced environmental & technical analysis 

Q3 2018

Commenced survey & field studies 

Q4 2018

Began broad engagement on project study areas 

Q1 2019

Filed a Project Description with the NEB 

Q2 2019

Filed a Section 52 application with the NEB 

Q3 2021 Subject to regulatory approval, commence project construction activities 
Q2 2022 Anticipate construction to be complete and project components placed into service 

Community Benefits

The proposed project will deliver well-designed and constructed infrastructure that provides short term and long term economic benefits and strengthens the economy on a local, provincial and national level.

Employment Opportunities – Construction will require the services of equipment operators, welders, mechanics, truck drivers, labourers and more.

Business Opportunities – Pipeline construction will create demand for local goods and services including food and accommodation, hardware, industrial parts, automotive parts and servicing, fuel and more.

Annual Revenue to Support Local Services – Project construction will result in tax payments to municipal, provincial and federal governments. When the project is operational, annual tax payments will help support schools and hospitals, emergency services, recreation facilities, recycling programs and other local programs vital to sustaining communities.

Investments in Local Communities – Through our engagement with local communities, we will identify areas where we can help build stronger, more vibrant communities through initiatives with community partnerships in the areas of safety, community and environment.

 

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The proposed Edson Mainline Expansion Project in western Alberta is required to expand pipeline capacity for the transportation of natural gas to growing markets located in central and southern Alberta from the Peace River Project Area.

 

Regulatory

How are we regulated?

The proposed Edson Mainline Expansion Project will be part of the NGTL System, which is governed according to regulations outlined by the National Energy Board (NEB).

Regulatory Information

As required by the NEB, NGTL filed a Project Description with the NEB on January 8, 2019. This Project description can be viewed on the NEB’s website here.


Project Application

NGTL  filed a Section 52 application with the NEB on April 3, 2019 for approval to build, own and operate the project. That application can be viewed on the NEB’s website here.

Application Hard Copy

Copies of the Project Application in English can be found at the following locations:

Clearwater County
Box 550
4340 - 47 Avenue
Rocky Mountain House, AB
T4T 1A4
Hours:
Mon-Fri: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Sat-Sun: Closed

Yellowhead County
2716 – 1 Avenue
Edson, AB
T7E 1N9
Hours:
Mon-Fri: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Sat-Sun: Closed

 

 

National Energy Board (NEB)
Local 1.403.292.4800 1.403.292.5503
Toll-Free 1.800.899.1265 1.877.288.8803

EMAIL

Ways to reach us

We’re here to answer your questions. For general questions you can contact us by email, but for a quicker response, please call us directly.

Edson Mainline Expansion

450 – 1 St. S.W.
Calgary, Alberta
T2P 5H1

1.844.933.0954

Emergency Response

Our commitment to the safety of our people, pipelines and facilities is unwavering. In case of an emergency, please call the appropriate 24-hour toll-free hotline:

Canada: 1.888.982.7222

Landowner Helpline
A key component in maintaining the integrity of our facilities is input from all stakeholders: Indigenous communities, landowners and governments. If you have questions or concerns, please let us know.

Head Office
450 – 1 St. SW
Calgary, Alberta
T2P 5H1

1.866.372.1601

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