In the absence of Bill 50 the Heartland, Edmonton to Fort McMurray, and Edmonton to Calgary transmission projects would have been subject to an extensive need assessment by the Commission in quasi-judicial hearings. Somewhat ironically, Bill 50 can be attributed, in part, to the Commission’s predecessor (the Alberta Energy and Utilities Board) concluding in 2007 that its approval of the Edmonton to Calgary 500 KV project in the face of heated landowner protests was void on the basis of reasonable apprehension of bias. From the frying pan to the fire and now back to the frying pan?
Alberta to Repeal Exemption for Critical Transmission Infrastructure
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