UPGRADING THE GRID

Documenting the construction of an electrical transmission line between Pincher Creek and Lethbridge, Alberta.

Litebox was contracted to provide video and photo coverage of the construction phase of this project. The anticipated length of the project was 8 months, running through the fall and winter, with completion in early spring. 

Alberta’s electrical grid  has been in need of an upgrade and additional capacity to service the growing population and added industry base. 

Following a series of studies and public presentations it was decided that one of the areas most in need of an upgrade and improvement was the corridor between the far SW corner of the province and the city of Lethbridge. 

This project would facilitate the need for more electricity that was readily available in the neighbouring province of British Columbia. It would also provide the infrastructure for future expansion and demand as the province’s population and industry base grew.

We were very impressed with the level of planning and implementation that went into this project. Prior to it’s beginning, land owners. First Nations People, wildlife biologists, Fish & Wildlife officials, government representatives, engineers and construction managers were consulted and a plan was developed on how best to proceed.

The use of helicopters was a clear indication on how much thought was put into this project in weighing efficiency, environmental concerns, the impact on local people and long term sustainability for electricity demands by future population and industry.

From our perspective it was a very successful project, and clearly a result of good planning and management.