85% Albertans served
825 Employees

Keeping the Lights on in Alberta

With 212,000 square kilometers of service area, AltaLink is the largest regulated transmission company in Alberta, supplying electricity to more than 85% of the population. The transmission system is the essential link that connects homes, farms, businesses and industries to electricity generated across Alberta. Electricity generated from thermal energy, wind power and hydro is transported at high voltages over long distances through transmission lines to substations, which lower the voltage so electricity can be safely delivered to homes and businesses via distribution lines. In 2015, AltaLink energized Alberta’s first 500 kV direct current line. The 350 kilometer line will save an estimated 385,000 tons of carbon emissions each year by reducing electrical system losses.

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Environmental Respect

AltaLink has been named one of Canada's 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures in a national program presented by Waterstone Human Capital.

Social Responsibility

AltaLink is the first electricity transmission company and the second electricity company in Canada to receive the Canadian Electricity Association’s (CEA) Sustainable Electricity Company designation.

Pacific Power

Established in 2002, AltaLink purchased existing transmission assets and became the first independent transmission company in Canada.

Rocky Mountain Power

AltaLink operates 13,000 kilometers (8,077 miles) of transmission lines and more than 300 substations.

PacifiCorp Energy

AltaLink is a world class electric transmission company defined by exceptional safety, reliability, cost effectiveness, customer service, and a commitment to the environment.

Transmission costs make up less than 20 per cent of the average residential utility bill.
The transmission system works behind the scenes 24 hours a day.
Since 2002, AltaLink has raised more than $5 million to support Alberta charities through United Way.

Avian Protection Plan

AltaLink was the first Canadian utility company to develop an Aviation Protection Plan, a management system designed to reduce the impact transmission facilities can have on birds.

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