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Update on AltaLink
and it’s Crowsnest Pass effect
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Power line in the Crowsnest Pass
EZRA BLACK
Pass Herald Reporter
After deciding not to build the $500 million Castle Rock Ridge to Chapel Rock (CRRCR) power line through Bellevue, the transmission company held a number of information sessions last week in Cowley, Pincher Creek and Calgary to present their refined routes to the public.
“We determined that the constructibility of that line and the fact that we’d be drilling into hard rock faces didn’t make sense from a cost point of view so that was dropped as a viable route,” said Peter Brodsky, manager of external communications for AltaLink, on the decision to bypass Bellevue.
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There are now a handful of routes the power line can take from the Pincher Creek substation to the 1201 Line, which runs east-west into B.C. The closest the line could come to the Pass is through a southern route near Lee Lake.
Brodsky said the company would be presenting alternate and preferred routes to the Alberta Utilities Commission in a facilities application sometime in the fall. If approved, construction would start in early 2017 and be completed in the fall of 2018.
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