Medicine Hat Southwest Substation (MHSS)

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What is the Project:

The City is proposing a new substation to accommodate the growth and increasing electrical needs in the southwest area of the city and the city’s electric service territory.

Why do we need this project:

The project is needed to address the increasing demand for electricity and to support the development of important community infrastructure, such as housing, schools, recreation facilities, and commercial establishments, which would otherwise be limited without enhancements to the electrical system in the south.

How can you get involved?

Complete the MHSS Stage One Survey (closes March 18, 2024)

Sign-up to receive project notices by email

Reach out to the project team

Attend an upcoming event


If you are an owner or occupant on lands identified as potentially suitable for hosting a substation or lands adjacent to one of the areas identified as potentially suitable, or believe you may be impacted by the Project, the MHSS team would like to speak with you.

If you have not yet received information about the Project by mail or in-person please call 1-888-285-6181 or email SWSubstation@maskwaenv.com.


What is the Project:

The City is proposing a new substation to accommodate the growth and increasing electrical needs in the southwest area of the city and the city’s electric service territory.

Why do we need this project:

The project is needed to address the increasing demand for electricity and to support the development of important community infrastructure, such as housing, schools, recreation facilities, and commercial establishments, which would otherwise be limited without enhancements to the electrical system in the south.

How can you get involved?

Complete the MHSS Stage One Survey (closes March 18, 2024)

Sign-up to receive project notices by email

Reach out to the project team

Attend an upcoming event


If you are an owner or occupant on lands identified as potentially suitable for hosting a substation or lands adjacent to one of the areas identified as potentially suitable, or believe you may be impacted by the Project, the MHSS team would like to speak with you.

If you have not yet received information about the Project by mail or in-person please call 1-888-285-6181 or email SWSubstation@maskwaenv.com.

  • Stage 1: Determining possible locations

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    When determining suitable substation locations, many factors are considered. These include, but are not limited to:

    Factor (Constraint) Example
    Agricultural impacts
    Field operations and impacts to existing or future irrigation or development
    Environmental impacts
    Clearing of habitat or vegetation removal, disturbance of wetlands, proximity or disturbance of wildlife features or environmentally sensitive areas
    Residential impacts
    Proximity to residences, future development constraints, tree cover, or access restrictions
    Technical requirements
    Proximity to existing and future customer load growth, engineering, reliability, proximity to existing infrastructure, avoiding conflicts with the Airport Instrument Landing System
    Cost
    Construction, land acquisition, potential impact to rate payers
    Visual impacts
    Residential views
    Special Considerations
    Historical resource sites, Crown land, proximity to campground, existing irrigation operations etc.


    If you would like to download a PDF copy of the Project map, click on Project Materials.

  • Stage 1: Potential Substation Locations

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Page last updated: 22 Feb 2024, 04:10 PM