Power line approved

After two years of public hearings, consultations, negotiations and scrutiny, the Western Alberta Transmission Line has been approved.

The Alberta Utilities Commission approved route and tower options for the $1.5 billion project Thursday. The line will traverse a large section of Central Alberta. The 500 kilovolt line stretches more than 350 km from Genesee, west of Edmonton, to the Langdon area east of Calgary will be built and operated by AltaLink.

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