Overhead Line Recommended in Facility Application
During consultation with the public about the proposed Heartland project (since 2008), stakeholders shared their comments and concerns with us on many topics, such as Electric and Magnetic Fields (EMF) and potential visual impacts, as well as associated potential effects on property value. Through personal consultations, open houses, information centres and other means, the Heartland Team provided additional information regarding these and other issues. After much consideration and analysis, the Heartland Team concluded in the fall of 2010 that an overhead transmission line solution along the East TUC route meets all project and regulatory requirements, and has the least overall impact, taking into account all relevant factors. In our Facility Application to the Alberta Utilities Commission, we included two options for the Heartland Transmission Project:
- Recommended Option: a 500 kV double-circuit overhead line along the East TUC route.
- Alternate Option: a 500 kV double-circuit overhead line along the West Route.