Ranking for 2014: 60
Industry Sector: Energy
Specific Sector: Hydroelectric
Range: $500,000,000 - $1 billion
Project Value: $739,000,000
Provincial: $739 million
Government Funds Involved:
Funding Source: Public
Location: Revelstoke, British Columbia
Estimated End Date of Substantial Completion: 2015
Two additional 500-MW generators are being added to the Mica Generating Station, located north of Revelstoke on the Columbia River. The station, built in 1977, was intended to have six generators, but only four were initially installed. This project will bring it up to full capacity at 2,805 MW. To reliably deliver the additional generation to the grid, the project also required construction of a new capacitor station halfway along the Mica to Nicola 500-kV transmission line, near Seymour Arm. The capacitor station was completed in 2013.
Unit 5 came online in October 2014, and Unit 6 is expected to be operational by October 2015.