NOVA Gas Transmission Ltd. (NGTL), a wholly owned subsidiary of TransCanada PipeLines Limited, an affiliate of TC Energy Corporation, is proposing to construct, own and operate the Edson Mainline Expansion Project. 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 County.
The Alford Creek section consists of approximately 45 km of 48-inch pipeline located 29 km west from Rocky Mountain House, in Clearwater County.
NGTL submitted an application to the National Energy Board (NEB), predecessor to the Canada Energy Regulator (CER), under Section 52 of the NEB Act in Q2 2019 for permission to construct, own and operate the project. On November 19, 2020, the CER issued a report recommending that the Governor in Council (GIC) approve the project. Subject to GIC approval, NGTL anticipates construction on the project to begin in Q3 2021. The anticipated in-service date for the project is Q2 2022.
This Project is part of TC Energy’s $1.5 billion expansion to the NGTL System to connect WCSB supply to incremental market demand. Read more.
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Commenced early Aboriginal and stakeholder engagement
Commenced environmental & technical analysis
Commenced survey & field studies
Commenced broad engagement on project study areas
Filed a Project Description with the NEB, predecessor to the CER
Filed a Section 52 application with the NEB, predecessor to the CER
Subject to regulatory approval, commence project construction activities
Anticipate construction to be complete and all project components placed into service
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.
The proposed Edson Mainline Expansion Project will be part of the NGTL System, which is governed according to regulations outlined by the Canada Energy Regulator (CER), formally called the National Energy Board (NEB).
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 CER’s website here.
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 CER's website here. On November 19, 2020, the CER issued a report recommending that the Governor in Council (GIC) approve the project.
Copies of the Project Application in English can be found at the following locations:
Clearwater CountyBox 5504340 - 47 Avenue Rocky Mountain House, AB T4T 1A4Hours:Mon-Fri: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.Sat-Sun: Closed
Yellowhead County2716 – 1 AvenueEdson, AB T7E 1N9Hours:Mon-Fri: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.Sat-Sun: Closed
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