Several factors are considered which determine the design and positioning of our substations, pylons and conductors. These include the voltage required and associated infrastructure to support this, as well as the terrain and environmental factors.
During route selection we first look at major corridors, such as existing utility lines, roads, and railroads before considering other areas. Then we work with affected communities to balance the consideration of several factors, including engineering, environment, current and future land use, community input, and electrical needs of the system. The routes that are considered in any transmission line project are shared with the public for your comments and input.