Power Line Hazard Assessment

The Power Line Hazard Assessment Plan (PHAP) is applicable to all power lines within the province of Alberta and is a requirement as part of the pre-application requirements for power line approvals that fall within the Forest Protection Area (FPA) of Alberta. This also applies to Vegetation Control Easements (VCE), but not to underground lines.

The Purpose of the PHAP is to reduce wildfires caused by power line contacts or equipment failures and the threat of infrastructure damage from an encroaching wildfire.

The Purpose of the PHAP is to reduce wildfires caused by power line contacts or equipment failures and the threat of infrastructure damage from an encroaching wildfire.

Power line approvals that fall within identified FireSmart Community Zones must be referred to Alberta Agriculture and Forestry prior to application to ensure alignment with community FireSmart planning.

Get a PHAP User ID

To access the PHAP web application, clients will need to acquire a GOA account and password. To acquire the GOA account, please download the Account Request form at:

PHAP Support

PHAP support is available Monday to Friday from 8:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Our goal is to respond to you within one business day.

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Updated: Aug 16, 2021