Update: Enmax Home Road Powerline Project

Second Update:  Hearing is postponed until September.

Enmax has submitted a request with the Alberta Utilities Commission (AUC) to increase the size and change the shape of the power line towers on Home Road, and to increase the amount of power going through the lines.  The MCA is watching this development closely and will try to keep you up to date here.

What is Enmax proposing?  To replace the latticed power towers on Home Road with solid metal ones 1.5 meters in diameter at the base, and 5-15 meters higher than the current towers.  Power through the lines will double.  The increased height will allow the lines to be far enough away from homes to make it legal to carry that much power.

How do I learn more ?  Go to www.auc.ab.ca and click on eFiling system login.  Follow the directions to sign up.  The project to go to is Proceeding 23981.  Many documents related to the project are posted at this site.

Where do things stand?  Right now, public engagement opportunities have closed and the next step is the public hearing in July.