Choosing routes for transmission lines or sites for new power stations is never an easy task. Each option has its pros and cons. That’s why learning from you is important.
Getting involved in a project early means your knowledge is included before decisions are made. Because as time goes on, there’s less room to work with feedback.
Before we build new power stations or transmission lines we balance many factors unique to each project.
We use existing data and field studies to find out what effects the project might have on the environment like:
- aquatic resources
To lower the impacts of the project, we use environmental protection measures and best practices.
We engage Indigenous communities early to seek invaluable knowledge that may benefit the project.
We follow each community’s direction. This can include:
- working with Elders, leadership and members of the community
- understand skills and philosophies held by each community
- participate in community event
Understanding how you use land is an important part of our process.
We carefully look at how a project could affect resources and the use of land.
That’s why we seek out information from:
- elected officials
- hunters and trappers
- local special interest groups
To provide our customers with safe reliable power, we look at each project with a technical lens. This includes:
- what's viable
- what are the constraints
- what are the solutions
These must all meet engineering and construction standards.
Project costs are based upon:
- study work
- materials and labour
- environmental mitigations
- long term maintenance
- land costs
- potential impact on power rates
We work to understand the value communities place on:
- points of interest
- economic benefits
- job opportunities
- recreation activities