Vancouver Island to power up with $2B a year over next decade

Canada, British Columbia: BC Hydro is in the midst of a major capital plan that is investing, on average, $2 billion a year (CAD 2.4B) over the next decade in the improvement of the electricity infrastructure on the Vancouver Island.

As part of this programme, BC Hydro has recently completed a major $36 million (CAD 47M) expansion of the George Tripp substation in Victoria, BC, which involved adding a new step-up transformer and switchgear breaker equipment, and installing a new 230 kilovolt underground transmission cable that connects to nearby Horsey substation.

Along with the upgrades nearing completion at the Horsey substation, this represents a $73 million (CAD 95M) investment to upgrade Victoria’s two major substations.

Other capital projects currently under way include multi-million substation projects in South Wellington, Buckley Bay and Campbell River.

Source: BC Hydro

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