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North Corridor Expansion Project

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Overview 

NOVA Gas Transmission Ltd. (NGTL), a wholly owned subsidiary of TransCanada PipeLines Limited, an affiliate of TC Energy, has proposed to construct, own, and operate the North Corridor Expansion Project (Project). This pipeline expansion project in northwestern Alberta is required to expand pipeline capacity for the transportation of natural gas from the Peace River Project Area to growing markets located in northeastern Alberta.

The North Central Corridor (NCC) Loop -(North Star Section 2-) is a 48-inch, 24 kilometre (km) pipeline located approximately 20 km north of Manning, Alberta in Northern Lights County.

The NCC Loop -(Red Earth Section 3) is a 48-inch, 32 km pipeline located approximately 45 km north of Red Earth Creek, Alberta in Northern Lights County and the MD of Opportunity.

The Northwest Mainline (NWML) Loop No. 2 (Bear Canyon North Extension Section) is a 36-inch, 25 km pipeline located 50 km southwest of Worsley, Alberta in Clear Hills County.

NGTL is also proposing to construct a 30-megawatt unit addition at the existing Hidden Lake North Compressor Station, approximately 100 km north of Worsley, Alberta in Clear Hills County.

NGTL filed an application with the National Energy Board (NEB), predecessor to the Canada Energy Regulator (CER), for the Project on April 4, 2019. Since then the CER found the Project’s application to be complete and a public written hearing was held on the Project, which closed on June 11, 2020. NGTL is currently awaiting the CER’s Report on the Project.

This Project is part of TC Energy’s $1.5 billion expansion to the NGTL System to connect Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin supply to incremental market demand. Read more.

Project update

As the Project has progressed, new information has become available and details have changed from the time the application was filed. NGTL regularly reviews system capacity requirements and contractual underpinning for proposed projects and has concluded that all proposed expansion projects continue to be required to meet system requirements.

However, at this time NGTL expects the in-service date for the Project to be deferred by one year to align with revised system requirements. We will continue to post updates from time to time, and welcome feedback or questions that can be submitted through the contact information below.

Project schedule

Q2 2018

Began Aboriginal and stakeholder engagement

Q3 2018

Commenced survey and field studies    

Q1 2019

Filed a Project Description with the National Energy Board (NEB), predecessor to the Canada Energy Regulator (CER)

Q2 2019

Filed a Section 52 application with NEB

Q2 2020

CER written public hearing closed

May 3, 2021

Approval from the Governor in Council

Q3 & Q4 2022

Commence pipeline construction activities

Q2 2023

Anticipate construction to be complete and project components placed into service

Community benefits

The proposed Project will offer short-term and long-term economic benefits and help strengthen 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.

Investment in local communities – Through our engagement with people in the areas we work, we will identify areas where we can help build stronger, safer and more vibrant communities through local partnerships and initiatives.

Documents and maps

The proposed North Corridor Expansion project in northwestern Alberta is required to expand pipeline capacity for the transportation of natural gas from the Peace River Project Area (PRPA) to growing markets located in northeastern Alberta.

How are we regulated?

The North Corridor Expansion Project is governed according to regulations outlined by the Canada Energy Regulator (CER).

 

Regulatory information

NGTL filed a Project Description with the NEB on January 8, 2019. This Project description can be viewed on the CER's website here.

Project application

NGTL filed a Section 52 application with the NEB on April 4, 2019 for approval to build, own and operate the project. That application can be viewed on the CER's website here.

Application hard copy

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

Worsley & District Library
Worsley Central School
216 Alberta Avenue
Worsley, AB
T0H 3W0
Hours:
Tues, Fri: 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Mon, Wed, Thurs, Sat, Sun: Closed

Manning Municipal Library
407 Main Street
Manning, AB
T0H 2M0
Hours:
Mon-Fri: 10 a.m.- 6 p.m.
Sat: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Sun: Closed

Red Earth Creek Public Library
Red Earth Creek School
115 Sandy Lane
Red Earth Creek, AB
T0G 1X0
Hours:
Mon-Fri: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Sat-Sun: Closed

 

Regulatory documents

Regulatory contact

Canada Energy Regulator (CER)
Local 1-403-292-4800 1-403-292-5503
Toll-Free 1-800-899-1265 1-877-288-8803

WEBSITE EMAIL

Ways to reach us

TC Energy is committed to notifying affected landowners, towns, communities and local, state and federal governments and agencies involved in the project. If you have any questions about the project, please reach out to us via the contact information below.

North Corridor Expansion Project

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

1-844-656-1374

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Head Office
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T2P 5H1

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