John Hart Generating Station Replacement

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After 67 years, it’s time for an upgrade

The John Hart Generating Station, located within the City of Campbell River, has been operating since 1947. To ensure it continues to deliver clean, reliable energy for years to come, the facility is being modernized.

BC Hydro's early site preparation works are now complete. In November 2013, BC Hydro announced SNC-Lavalin Inc. is the preferred general contractor, and in February 2014, BC Hydro signed the contract with InPower BC (SNC-Lavalin) for the John Hart project which includes the construction of an innovative, underground powerhouse that will enhance public safety and improve the site's environmental footprint. They will mobilize in spring/summer 2014 to build the project. The project is expected to be completed by 2018/2019.