Based on the feedback and comments we received during the past several months, we have determined that the eastern route (view here) is the most viable option for the new line. We believe it is important to keep the community up to date on our progress and expected next steps in the development process. Those next steps will include:
- Development of a preliminary line design — this process will provide information on the structure types we are likely to use in the final design, as well as anticipated structure locations.
- Retention of a contract land agent who will meet with landowners to share site-specific information on the proposed transmission line and discuss in detail an offer to purchase an easement for the transmission line.
We view the next phase of the transmission line development as an integral part of our continued efforts to meet our customers’ energy needs while planning and preparing for the future, and supporting the continuing development of our community.