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.

Access PHAP

A My Alberta Digital Account for Business (MADIB) is required to access the PHAP application.

How to create a MADIB  

Request access to the PHAP application using Alberta Geospatial System Platform (AGSP).

How to access AGSP

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.

Download the PHAP user manual


Updated: Feb 22, 2022