John Hart Generating Station Replacement

Image of aerial view of John Hart Generating Station


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 that we anticipated signing the contract in early 2014. At the end of February, BC Hydro signed the contract with InPower BC 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 now mobilize to the site in April to build the project. The project is expected to be completed by the end of 2018.