MAT: Schedule and activities


Project is in service

On October 30, 2015, the transmission line from Merritt Substation to Highland Substation was energized.  Over the following week our crews worked to switch our customers from the old Merritt Substation to the new Merritt Substation.

Milestone Dates
(subject to change)
  • BCUC approval of definition phase funding
  • Introduction of the project to public and First Nations
  • Analysis of feasible alternatives
  • First Nations and public consultation on alternative
  • Environmental and archaeology overview

June 2010 – Fall 2010
BC Hydro decision on preferred alternative December 2010
BC Hydro final selection of route February 2012
  • Environmental impact studies and environmental management plan
  • Archaeological assessment
  • Detailed engineering
  • Materials and equipment ordered

  • Construction tenders
  • Site preparation for substations upgrade
  • Substation construction begins
  • Transmission line right-of-way preparation
  • Transmission line construction
  • Access road construction
  • Ongoing substation construction
2014 – 2015
  • In-service date
October 2015

Proposed project schedule is subject to change.