Mica Generating Station Upgrade

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Image Credit: BC Hydro

Ranking for 2015: 65

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

LEED: N/A


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.


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