Mica Switchgear Project
Maintaining reliability, meeting demand
The demand for electricity in B.C. is growing and is expected to rise by up to 30 per cent in the next 20 years.
Mica Generating Station, 145 kilometres north of Revelstoke, is a cornerstone of our Columbia River generating system. Built in 1977, the underground power plant houses four generating units, with two more currently being installed. The facility accounts for about 15 per cent of our current installed capacity.
By replacing aging switchgear equipment at the Mica Generating Station, which is needed to safely conduct electricity, we can ensure the continued reliability of the generation of power at the facility.
We’re also installing additional equipment that will support the operation of the two new generating units being installed.
- October 2013 [PDF, 445 KB]