London-listed Xstrata is directly involved in this project because it could jointly develop a section of the transmission line. HidroAysen’s five dams would flood nearly 6,000 hectares (14,800 acres) of land and require a 1,900 kilometer (1,180 mile) transmission line to feed the central grid that supplies Santiago and surrounding cities as well as copper mines owned by Codelco, Anglo American and others. Transelec Chile SA – an electricity transmission company controlled by Canada’s Brookfield Asset Management, the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, and the British Columbia Investment Management Corp. – stands to profit handsomely in the name of Canadian pensioners by building the 2,200 kilometre transmission corridor through wildlife reserves and national parks that is required to complete the project.