Routing and siting
The process for identifying routes for a new transmission line is a sensitive one that involves significant information gathering and evaluation. Input from local and state officials, resource agencies, landowners and the public also contributes to route development. DATC project teams work to identify and review sensitive environmental areas.
DATC project teams consider the following when developing route options:
- Geographic or land use based regional constraints
- Routing opportunities, including existing transmission lines and federal energy corridors.
- Land use areas, such as private, tribal and agency managed lands.