$289 M transmission line expansion in British Columbia

Canada, British Columbia: The federal government and Crown-owned BC Hydro have announced a project to expand transmission lines to meet the Peace area’s growing industrial and development demands.

Federal Natural Resources Minister Amarjeet Sohi says the government and BC Hydro will expand the Peace area’s existing transmission infrastructure by building two parallel 230 kV power lines running from the Site C dam near Fort St. John to an area east of Chetwynd.

The power line project is estimated to cost $289 M, with the federal government contributing $83.6 M and BC Hydro, $205.4 M.

Source: CBC