09.15.2021 FortisAlberta Electrical Distribution Upgrades Continue in Blairmore

FortisAlberta’s crew will be working in Blairmore until the end of year continuing with the Crowsnest Pass electrical distribution upgrade since purchasing the system in 2016. They will be building a new power line that will tie in with FortisAlberta’s automated technology.

This upgrade will take place in north-east Blairmore between 20 Ave and Highway 3, and from 125 Street to the bridge access to Blairmore. Work will move from the east side of this area to the west by the end of the year, weather permitting (see schedule below).

They will install 180 poles and 83 transformers and upgrade service to 314 impacted customers. You may see stakes in the ground where new poles will be placed, and trees trimmed or removed in utility right-of-ways. FortisAlberta employees will be in touch with businesses to discuss any service interruptions.

When the new line is ready to be energized, you will be notified in advance by phone of any necessary power outages. FortisAlberta thanks you in advance for your patience and cooperation as they follow Covid-19 protocols. Please take care around work sites. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact FortisAlberta’s 24/7 Customer Care Centre at 310-WIRE (9473).

THE FOLLOWING SCHEDULE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE:

East of 135 Street and North of 20 Avenue, as well as the back alley North of 20 Avenue between 135 Street and 127 Street
September 21 – September 28
October 4 – October 7

21ave and 22ave between 135st and 129st
October 13 – October 19
Oct 25 – 28

23ave East and West of 129st North of the Crowsnest River and South of Highway 3
November 2 – November 8
November 16 – November 23

21ave between 129st and 125st including 127st, the RCMP building area as well as the MD of Crowsnest Yard
November 30 – December 7
December 14 – December 21

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