ELECTRICITY network provider Electranet has identified its preferred route for an upgrade of the transmission line between Yadnarie and Ungarra.
The preferred alignment runs almost parallel to the existing transmission line, on its western side.
The upgrade will be part of a wider upgrade of the Eyre Peninsula electricity transmission network from Cultana to Port Lincoln.
ElectraNet's network services executive manager Phil Court-Kowalski said Electranet received a lot of constructive feedback throughout the process and would now engage directly with landowners to discuss options for acquiring a new easement.
"While the construction of the new transmission line is not taking place immediately, securing the future route and easement for the new line now ensures that eventual construction can proceed as soon as a load trigger occurs," Mr Court-Kowalski said.
"This route has the least net environmental impact, recognises culturally sensitive sites, reflects community preference and also achieves the lowest long-run cost for consumers."
Easement negotiations started last year for the northern section of the line between Yadnarie and Cultana and further work is required to identify the preferred alignment for the southern section between Ungarra and Port Lincoln.
This will involve exploring constraints, particularly around White Flat and Boston, where relatively new residential development has come much closer to the existing transmission line.
ElectraNet will continue its investigations and seek further input from landowners.
For more information about the identified route visit electranet.com.au, call 1800 890 376 or email email@example.com