Interior to Lower Mainland Transmission
Update: The ILM project has been placed into service
The population and economy of B.C. are growing. Over the next 20 years, we project that the demand for electricity will grow by as much as 40 – 45 per cent. And much of that demand will come from the Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island, the most populated areas of the province.
What's more, the changing patterns of our electricity use and aging equipment have put pressure on the grid.
The Interior to Lower Mainland (ILM) Transmission Project allows more electricity to be delivered from areas where it is generated – in the Columbia and the Peace regions – to the Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island, ensuring that homes and businesses continue to receive clean and reliable energy.
- ILM Final Project Update [PDF, 1.4 MB]
- News release: BC Hydro completes construction of Interior to Lower Mainland Transmission Line.
- Global TV story on the ILM project features some great helicopter footage and our crews in action.
- A look at the work BC Hydro crews did on the tough Spuzzum section of the transmission line