Second open house on transmission line project set for Thursday
Transource Energy, hired to construct a new high-voltage transmission line in southern York County, is hosting an open house Thursday, Aug. 10.
Affected residents are encouraged to attend the meeting scheduled from 6 to 9 p.m. at Kennard-Dale High School, 393 W. Main St., Fawn Grove. The eastern portion of The Independence Energy Connection project spans southern Pennsylvania to northern Maryland.
This is the second open house specifically for southern York County residents to have a chance to review a new map of a proposed alternate route.
"The comments we receive play an active role in our decision-making process to determine a proposed route," Transource Director Todd Burns said in a statement.
The second map, Transource officials said, removed many of the transmission routes of the initially presented map. The new map will show options, which officials said they are still taking input on. Transource hopes to have a proposed route determined this fall.
In addition, the energy corporation is considering using either steel monopoles, which are 120-foot-tall structures, or lattice structures, which are 135-foot-tall structures, or a combination of both.
Project comments can be submitted online, by phone, by mail and in person at the open house. The open house is not a formal presentation, but the gathering allows attendees to talk to Transource team members, learn about the project, review maps and provide input.
Ways to provide input on the project:
In person: At Thursday's open house
Online: Transource Energy Project
By phone: 1-800-440-4213
By mail: P.O. Box 573, Harrisburg, PA 17108-0573