ILM: Consultation and approvals

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Keeping you informed is our priority

BC Hydro was committed to ongoing communications with stakeholders, the public, and First Nations during the planning phases of the Interior to Lower Mainland (ILM) Transmission Project.

This commitment continues during the construction phase as we keep property owners and the public informed about project activities that may impact them through this website, emails, notices, and advertisements in the local papers.

First Nations engagement

BC Hydro's Aboriginal Relations department is leading the engagement of First Nations. First Nations are presented with the opportunity to participate in the broader public consultation process, but are also directly engaged to be informed of the project and to identify potential impacts it may have on their interests.

Our Aboriginal Relations and Negotiations department contact is:

Regulatory approval

The British Columbia Utilities Commission granted the ILM project a certificate of public convenience and necessity [PDF, 2.1 MB] in September 2011.

See the full regulatory history of the project in the BCUC Reconsideration of the ILM project.

Environmental approval

In June 2009, an Environmental Assessment Certificate [PDF, 2.1 MB] for the ILM project was granted under the B.C. Environmental Assessment Act.

Route Selection Process

Property owners, First Nations, government agencies and the public had the opportunity to provide input into the route selection process.

See consultation materials and presentations.