Certainly, on the regulatory side and regulatory approvals, they are key to any project. Knowing the landscape under which you'd operate in order to achieve those approvals is essential from a timeliness point of view, but also from an investment point of view.
With respect to a number of the discussions, and certainly at the federal level, we have been consulted. We've had the opportunity to provide input. As the utility, we are very conscious of the environment. We're very conscious about our customers, and we're very conscious about the footprint we have within our province, that being foremost in the conversations with our customers.
Certainly, on the regulatory side, and changes to whether it be National Energy Board processes or environmental impact assessment processes, we recognize that better consultation, better conversations, better engagement, early engagement, these are absolutely fundamental to any project.
Getting the right facts out there and having the opportunity to do so is critical to the successful execution of moving projects forward in a meaningful way, but also from an investment point of view, to having a degree of certainty that the objective under which we move forward or try to achieve is achievable.
Today, there are many conversations occurring at different levels that provide a degree of uncertainty. It's important, on a go-forward basis, that we figure this out sooner rather than later, so that these strategic investments can occur.
As I mentioned in my discussion earlier, there are provincial interests that occur with respect to various projects, not only electricity projects. It's important that we recognize we're all Canadians and that we need to optimize our resources to the best of our abilities. Doing so through collaboration at various levels and ensuring that the process is understood is critical for our ability.
These infrastructure projects are significant and require significant investments from our customers, so we need to do that prudently.