John Hart Generating Station Replacement

Image of aerial view of John Hart Generating Station


After 68 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.

Construction work started in spring 2014 and the project is expected to be completed by 2018/2019.