AltaLink’s route determination process includes the evaluation of property quarter lines, road allowances and other route options by assessing various constraints in the project area. AltaLink completes a multi-step evaluation, removing grid segments close to obstacles at each stage, to determine low-impact locations for our facilities.
Once we have developed preliminary routes, we consult with stakeholders to gather their feedback. Stakeholder input is used when refining our route options. In order to consider the overall social, economic and environmental effects of transmission line routes, AltaLink considers a number of factors. Some of these include: