More detailed maps are available in Section 4 of the Environmental Assessment Application.
Key Project Milestones
|Commenced public/First Nations consultation||Summer 2006|
|Initiated Environmental Assessment Process||December 2006|
|Filed application for a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity (CPCN) with BC Utilities Commission (BCUC)||Fall 2007|
|CPCN granted by BCUC||August 2008|
|Environmental Assessment application filed with BC Environmental Assessment Office (BCEAO)||October 2008|
|Environmental Assessment Certificate granted||June 2009|
|Transmission Line Design-Build Contractor selected||Summer 2011|
|Planned in-service date||2015|
*Transmission Line Preliminary Construction Schedule as of December 2012
For construction management purposes, the 247 kilometre transmission line route has been divided into five sections starting at the Nicola Substation near Merritt.
|Activities By Section||Section 1||Section 2||Section 3||Section 4||Section 5|
|Section Boundaries||Nicola Substation to Salem Creek Logging Road||Salem Creek Logging Road to Spuzzum||Spuzzum to Hicks Creek||Hicks Creek to Stave Falls||Stave Falls to Meridian Substation|
Right-of-way preparation, including land surveys, upgrading existing and constructing new access roads as required, vegetation/tree clearing, equipment set-up
|March 2012 to June 2013||August 2012 to June 2013||November 2012 to late November 2013||June 2012 to July 2013||June 2012 to early October 2013|
Construction of transmission line, including building foundations, constructing towers and stringing conductors (wires)
|April 2012 to February 2014||August 2012 to September 2014||March 2013 to late September 2014||Mid-September 2012 to mid-July 2014||Mid-September 2012 to April 2014|
|Right-of-way restoration ongoing from||February 2014||September 2014||September 2014||July 2014||April 2014|
*This preliminary schedule is subject to change.
The ILM Project includes building a new 250 kilometre long 500 kilovolt (kV) transmission line mostly along an existing right-of-way between the Nicola Substation near Merritt and the Meridian Substation in Coquitlam.
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