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Correction

Last week’s article on the Heartland Transmission Project said the companies did not have to prove the need to build a 500-kilovolt double-circuit power line if that line was designated “critical” under Bill 50.

Last week’s article on the Heartland Transmission Project said the companies did not have to prove the need to build a 500-kilovolt double-circuit power line if that line was designated “critical” under Bill 50. In fact, it’s the Alberta Electric System Operator that has to prove the need for a line. Normally, it has to prove these lines are needed to the Alberta Utilities Commission, often through a public hearing. Bill 50 lets the government bypass this step (as it has for the Heartland Transmission Project) if it is convinced a line is needed. The Gazette regrets the error.