The Alternate Locate Provider (ALP) Program is a new option for how locates can be delivered in Alberta. The ALP Program provides excavators with the option to hire an approved locator to complete locates on behalf of participating USP members. The goal of the ALP Program is for project owners to receive locates in line with their project requirements and provide certainty around project timing and costs. The Alternate Locate Service Provider (ALSP) works directly for the project owner on their timeline and can serve to reduce unnecessary downtime to improve project outcomes.
Alternative Locate Service Providers must be registered to participate in the ALP Program and are required to meet specific criteria defined by infrastructure owners, including specialized training, quality assurance audits, reporting, insurance, experience, and capabilities.
<Coming Soon – List of Registered Alternate Locate Service Providers>
An ALP locate request is submitted through Utility Safety Partners’ standard ticket creation process by selecting “YES” in the Alternate Locator Option field. Once submitted, the ticket requestor works directly with their selected ALSP to agree on payment and project execution to have locates completed for members participating in the ALP Program. Members who are not participating in the ALP Program will receive a copy of the ticket and will respond to the request following normal procedures.
- APEX UTILITIES INC.
- ATCO ELECTRIC LTD.
- ATCO GAS
- CALGARY, CITY OF
- EDMONTON, CITY OF
- ENMAX CORPORATION
- EPCOR DISTRIBUTION & TRANSMISSION INC
- EPCOR WATER SERVICES INC.
- TELUS COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY
Defined Program and Industry Terms
Information for Project Owners and Excavators
Preparation Guide for ALP Project Owners (excavators)
Information for Locate Service Providers
Preparation Guide for Prospective ALSPs