Meander River Essential Power Upgrade Project

The Meander River Essential Power Upgrade Project (the "Project") will replace an existing single phase power system with a three phase power system to deliver sufficient and efficient energy to the Town of Meander River. The Project will follow the existing right-of-way of the current power system and includes approximately 5% new construction for a padmount transformer within the Town of Meander River.

The scope of the project includes:

  • Convert 60 km of 14.4 kV one (1) phase overhead powerline to 25 kV three (3) phase overhead powerline;
  • Installation a 300 kVA 347/600V padmount transformer; and
  • The replacement of all utility poles.

This project will facilitate the meeting of basic needs of powering the community; allowing clean water delivery, effective wastewater management, opportunities for industry development and permit residential development to ensure sustainability of this northern community.


Latest update

September 20, 2021 –  Infrastructure Canada issued its Notice of Determination and determined that the project is not likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects..


Key documents

Key documents
Document Number Document Title File Date
2 Notice of Determination - Meander River Essential Power Upgrade Project - September 20, 2021
1 Meander River Essential Power Upgrade Project - Public Comments Invited - January 18, 2021


Infrastructure Canada
Mark Libby, Environmental Review and Approvals Officer
180 Kent Street
Ottawa, Ontario K1P 0B6
Telephone: 343-551-0406

  • Location

    • Meander River (Alberta)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Other, not otherwise specified
  • Assessment Status

  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Dene Tha' First Nation
  • Authorities

    • Infrastructure Canada
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


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...within 200 kilometres
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