In order to provide for greater system stability, reduce outages, and help deliver power to key load centers, MEA must build a new transmission line in the Wasilla area. The engineering firm of Dryden and LaRue has been retained to help develop routing options and to design the final project.
As part of this process, MEA will be holding a series of public meetings to get feedback from those residents, businesses, and property owners in the vicinity of the proposed routes.
Two public open houses will be held to help MEA share information and get input from the community. These will be held on February 28 and March 14, from 6-8 p.m. at the Christ First United Methodist Church on the corner of Knik Goose Bay and Fairview Loop. These meetings will provide the opportunity for community members to discuss this project with our engineering project team and get answers to their questions.
An additional meeting, a formal public hearing, will be held on March 28th. This meeting will be a formal public hearing and will give attendees the opportunity to submit formal written and verbal comments on the record. The location of this public hearing is still being determined, and this article will be updated when the location is set.
For more information on the project, including maps of the various proposed routes and links to submit formal comments, please visit the project website, or call Kevin Brown, Communications Manager for Matanuska Electric Association, at (907) 761-9452.