RETA Overhead Power Line Video
During the past few months, some of our members and website followers have asked us to re-post the video we produced and released in Spring 2010, which summarized some of the negative impacts of overhead high voltage power lines. So…by popular demand, here is the link to the 3-minute RETA video and soundtrack.
It’s ironic, when we produced this video in early 2010, Strathcona County, Edmonton and Sturgeon County residents were told by AltaLink and EPCOR that the Heartland 500kV transmission line towers would be 60 metres (197 ft) tall – the towers that were built are actually up to 77 metres (253 ft) tall, the largest high voltage power line ever built in Alberta. We still have not been able to get an answer to our question, “Why did AltaLink, EPCOR, the AESO, the AUC and the Alberta Government insist they needed to build such a massive double circuit power line, when it has been energized to only 15% of its capacity, and there are no downstream customers for the dirty coal-fired electricity transmitted by the line?”