Throughout our discussions with stakeholders, various concerns and questions were brought forward. The feedback gathered during the consultation process was documented and will be included in the Facility Application filed with the AUC.
Common project concerns included:
- Routing preferences and line location
- Line height and access
- Structure placement
- Third-party agreements and AC mitigation studies
Other concerns included construction impacts, electromagnetic fields (EMF), club root, overhead versus underground lines, property value and infrastructure development.
Routing preferences and line location
Some stakeholders preferred the proposed transmission line to run on the south side of Aurum Road. After exploring this possibility, it was determined that the segment of the line within the TUC can follow the south side of Aurum Road, however, the line will be sited on the north side of Aurum Road outside of the TUC to avoid pre-existing underground constraints.
Line height and access
If approved, the line will be constructed to meet safety codes, AUC requirements, as well as, Provincial and Federal Transport requirements. The line is expected to have wire clearance of 8.5 m at the lowest height (sag) of the line. Equipment heights provided to EPCOR during consultation confirmed access should not be an issue for these stakeholders.
Based on current technical requirements for the preferred route, no structures are currently proposed on private property other than the parcel directly adjacent to the Air Products proposed facility and the parcel the proposed facility is located on. We will contact landowners if structure placement is required on private property. If you have specific questions, regarding structure placement near your property, please contact EPCOR Consultation.
Third-party agreements and AC mitigation studies
EPCOR will ensure all required third-party permits and agreements are in place prior to construction along the approved route. Once a route is approved by the AUC, an AC Mitigation Study will be conducted and provided to stakeholders directly impacted by tthe new transmission infrastructure, if required.