Balancing Wetland Conservation and Development in a Regulated Utility

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In 2014, ATCO Electric initiated a year-long intensive project to update our Environmental Management System for transmission projects. Some of our most frequent and significant impacts to the environment involve working in and around wetlands. We recognized the need for change in part due to, several legally reportable incidents related to wetlands. The challenge for a regulated utility was balancing the needs and wants of multiple stakeholders and aligning those desires with the environmental goals for ATCO Electric.