HVDC Station Tour – 2018 October 15



Crossings Converter Station: October 15, 2018

Join us on a tour of the Crossings HVDC converter station, just East of Calgary. The WATL HVDC Link was the first link to transmit DC Power across the province of Alberta. Commissioned in 2015, the link has been in service for 3 years. Learn the basics of HVDC in the site orientation and how it supports the Alberta bulk electric system. This 500 kV DC monopole has a 1000 MW capacity and can transmit approximately 2/3rds the power demands of Calgary, a city of 1.3 million people.

Schedule: 1:00 PM Gather at Westin Hotel, Downtown Calgary
1:15 PM Depart for Crossings on buses
2:00 PM: Sign in at converter station
2:15 PM: Site orientation and HVDC Basics
2:45 PM: Tour control building and outdoor yards in buses
3:45 PM: Gather for group photo
4:00 PM: Depart for Calgary
4:45 PM: Arrive at Westin Hotel, Downtown Calgary
Safety: At the facility, dress code requirements are long sleeve shirt or coat and closed-toed shoes suitable for walking. Tour participants need to be able to walk up/down stairs. A PPE-free zone tour will be provided by AltaLink HVDC Operations team.
Availability: Number of participants is limited to a maximum of 45, on a first come first serve basis.

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