ILM: Why it's important
Supplying energy more efficiently
The current system that was built in the early 1970s, is reaching the limits of its capacity to carry electricity – particularly during the winter months when electricity use peaks.
The Interior to Lower Mainland (ILM) transmission line will provide a greater supply of clean and reliable energy to the Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island, the most populated areas of the province and where the population and economy are growing rapidly.
The new ILM transmission line will also be more efficient, reducing the amount of electricity lost in the transmission system, providing enough energy to supply about 80,000 homes each year.
During its construction period, the ILM project is creating economic opportunities for local vendors and suppliers, while generating an estimated 1,300 person-years of employment.