It’s Time for the Truth about Electricity

RETA issued this news release and Myths vs. Facts backgrounder in response to public statements made recently about electricity transmission in Alberta by representatives of the Alberta Government, Alberta Electric System Operator (AESO), AltaLink, EPCOR and ATCO Electric.

Information provided to the public by the provincial government, AESO and transmission facility operators has been selective,  misleading and in some cases false. RETA is interested in setting the record straight on a variety of transmission issues including: need for new lines; public consultation; health, safety, environmental, property value and aesthetic impacts of overhead lines; benefits of burying these lines; comparative costs of building overhead and underground lines; concerns about provincial legislation; electricity export; and role of provincial MLAs.

RETA President Bruce Johnson said, “It’s time for the truth” when it comes to information on electricity transmission in Alberta.

~ by RETA on March 30, 2011.

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