Interior to Lower Mainland Transmission Project

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Image Credit: BC Hydro

Ranking for 2013: 67

Industry Sector: Energy

Specific Sector: Transmission

Range: $500,000,000 - $1 billion

Project Value: $709,000,000

Provincial: $709 million

Government Funds Involved: N/A

Funding Source: Public

Location: Merritt to Coquitlam, British Columbia

Estimated End Date of Substantial Completion: 2015

LEED: N/A


This 247-km, 500-kV transmission line will extend from Merritt to Coquitlam, delivering power to BC’s Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island, which will deliver power to more than 1.4 million industrial, commercial, and residential customers. Increasing demand, changing patterns of use, and aging equipment have put pressure on the transmission grid, which continues to operate reliably but is reaching capacity in some areas. Conductor stringing commenced in summer 2014. The project will be completed and in service in 2015.


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