AUC public hearing for AltaLink’s proposed sub-station location is complete
The Alberta Utilities Commission (AUC)public hearing for AltaLink’s preferred substation location in Chestermere concluded on March 2, 2017. The City of Chestermere participated as an intervenor, supporting the proposed location.
“This public hearing helped ensure all perspectives were taken into consideration by the AUC,” says Jean-Marc Lacasse, Manager of Economic Development for the City. “We respect the public engagement process the AUC is taking and also appreciate hearing resident concerns," he says.
The City supports the preferred Site E,* in the far southeast area of Chestermere because it provides the most benefits to Chestermere residents, including:
Being a reasonable distance away from residents and wetlands
Increasing the City’s non-residential tax base
Attracting more businesses to the area
Increasing electrical reliability for the whole community.
The AUC began its formal public consultation process last summer. Interested stakeholders had an opportunity to register as intervenors at the AUC hearing and all residents were welcome to observe the proceedings.
For more information about the AUC hearing process, please visit their website.
*Site E is located along Township Road 240 and is situated 350 meters east of Range Road 282.