Birchill Canada Upgrade

Client: Fortis Alberta

Location: Nordegg, AB

Completion: January 2018 – June 2018


  • Rebuild 14km of existing #4 ACSR 3-phase line to 3/0 and 2km of greenfield #2 ACSR to accommodate new gas plant
  • Underground primary #1AL cable was trenched and drilled in conduit
  • Installed 1.5MVA transformer and 3-phase voltage regulator at gas plant site
  • Challenging stringing due to narrow ROW and winding alignment with multiple crossings of the existing line


Crews performed energized line work due to outage constraints.