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Electric Distribution Projects 2014-2023

The projects identified for electric distribution are required to maintain a modern, efficient and reliable electric system. Electric distribution is the distribution of electricity from one of the City of Lethbridge's 6 substations to your home or business. The City of Lethbridge is responsible for maintaining 4,800 transformers, 2,450 kilometres of underground lines, 450 kilometres of overhe​ad lines and other related infrastructure.


    The projects that are being identified for the 2014-2023 CIP are based on the following:

  • Regulations
    • Upgrades to meet regulatory requirements
  • System growth
    • New facilities and network extensions
  • Performance
    • Failure to meet levels of service
    • Analysis predicting performance issues
  • Asset lifecycle replacement
    • Elevated maintenance costs
    • End of useful life

Funding for these projects will come from customer charges, borrowing, and the Municipal Revenue Stabilization Reserve (MRSR).

 2014-2016 Capital Improvement Projects

​Project ​Funding Source ​3 Year
Proposed Budget
Distribution Extension Annual Program (F-14)
Customer Charges
Reserve - MRSR​
Underground Cable Replacement (F-15)
Borrowing - Utilities
Customer Charges​
Overhead Line Replacement (F-16)​ Borrowing - Utilities​ $8,670,000​