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City of Wasilla Approves MEA Alternate Transmission Line Route

Construction planned for the summer of 2017


Palmer, AK: Following nearly a year of public meetings and community involvement, the City of Wasilla Planning Commission voted to approve MEA’s permit application for ‘Alternate Route #2’ from three submitted route options at their public hearing on November 10, 2015.

Next steps will include right-of-way acquisition and a detailed engineering design with construction planned for the summer of 2017.

‘I am proud of the team effort that brought us to the final stage of the process, said Joe Griffith, MEA General Manager.  ‘This was an important step to make the entire Railbelt more reliable and most importantly, provide energy security in the valley.’

A map and project updates can be viewed at www.mea.coop/wasillatline