|Saskatchewan-Alberta Tie Line Project||
The SATL project is being designed as a merchant project, which means that the costs of the project are borne by those that ultimately use the project, rather than by the general rate-paying public.
The project was originally conceived in 2001 by LECTRIX, and much of the preliminary work was completed. Based on market conditions at the time, LECTRIX suspended development. Since then, increasing demand for electricity and increasing electricity generation in the region (particularly future integration of renewable energy) has demonstrated a renewed need for the SATL project.
An additional benefit of the passage of time is the development of new HVDC interconnection technology that reduces the overall project footprint and can be used to provide additional benefit to the electric system in the surrounding regions.