[Ed. Note – this article speaks about the trans lines with solar projects being constructed, but we are also seeing the exact same issue with wind turbines – as seen for the wpd Napier project in the picture to the right.]
Sun News, by Christina Blizzard
TORONTO – Talk about a power trip. Why did the high voltage lines cross the road? Why did Hydro One move transmission lines for a solar farm that hasn’t yet been built off the property of one of their senior managers to neighbours’ properties?
It’s a question that’s perplexing folk on the 4th Line in Shanty Bay, around 15 kilometres northeast of Barrie. I reported Jan. 13 how Hydro One plans to take hydro lines off the property of home owner Tim Ferris – who also works for the giant utility that manages the province’s hydro lines – to homes across the road.
Ferris, who could not be reached for comment, has a hydro easement on his property allowing placement of the hydro lines. The home of his neighbour, Jackie Crocker, across the road does not. Yet, Hydro One wants to upgrade the lines — and put them on the road allowance on her property. Read article