Montana Alberta Tie Ltd. (“MATL”) is preparing to construct a privately funded or “Merchant” transmission line between Lethbridge, Alberta and Great Falls, Montana – the first direct power transmission inter-connection between Montana and Alberta. MATL is a wholly owned subsidiary of Tonbridge Power Inc., a public company traded on the Toronto Venture Exchange under the symbol TBZ.
This new transmission line will be a 346 km/215 mile, 230 kV AC line, complete with a phase shifting transformer and 300 MW transfer capacity. The line will be a synchronous interconnection and will enhance the overall system reliability of the electric systems in both Montana and Alberta. Intersystem coordination will provide a range of value-added benefits including:
increasing the reliability and stability of the existing power grids;
enhancing inter-region import/export capabilities;
providing more competition and options to the marketplace;
providing greater flexibility in scheduling generator maintenance; and
facilitating the optimal allocation of generation resources.
Interested parties may register for additional information related to the Montana Alberta Tie Ltd. project by contacting Ches Maciorowski – Vice President, Marketing ([email protected], 403-264-4465).