In 2018, Alberta Transportation advised ENMAX about two transmission line relocations required to construct the South segment of the WCRR. In early 2019, as per the Alberta Utility Commission (AUC) requirements for transmission line relocations, ENMAX began its Participant Involvement Program for relocations along both Highway 8 and 101 Street SW. ENMAX submitted applications to the AUC in August 2019, following the conclusion of the Public Involvement Program.
ENMAX was working to complete the relocations prior to the anticipated start of South project construction in spring 2020. However, given the proximity to adjacent residents and comments received about the Highway 8 relocation, the AUC decided a formal public hearing would be required as part of the approval process. The AUC did not require a public hearing for the proposed relocation along 101 Street SW.
The AUC reached a decision on April 22, 2020, approving the recommended South Central alignment. Relocations are anticipated to be complete in 2021.