Merritt Area Transmission Project

Nicola Valley


Meeting Merritt's electricity needs for years to come

Increased growth in the Merritt area is leading to increased demand for clean and reliable electricity.

To support this economic development, including new hotels, residential subdivisions, and a resort south of the city in the Coquihalla corridor, a new transmission line and substation upgrades are required.

Join us at the open house Saturday September 12

Come and see what we've been building.

On September 12, BC Hydro will be hosting an Open House at the new Merritt Substation.

  • Join us for guided tours of the substation, a BBQ, arts and crafts and bucket truck rides.
  • Event runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Get full details from the Open House invitation.

Construction updates

Upgrades at the Merritt Substation are now substantially complete.

Approximately 28 kilometres of the new transmission line are complete, with the remainder on track to be completed by April 2015. This includes the last two-kilometre section across Highway 97C into the Highland Substation (located near Mamette Lake) and the last five-kilometre section through Merritt into the Merritt Substation.

Get full details of the construction schedule.