TKTP: Why it's important

Aging transmission line needs replacing

The 287 kilovolt transmission line between Minette Substation (near Kitimat) and Skeena Substation (just outside of Terrace) is reaching the end of its life and needs to be replaced.

This transmission line is an important one. Not only does it provide electricity to Kitimat, but it also connects the electricity system to existing industrial facilities in the area, such as Rio Tinto Alcan and its Kemano generating facility.

And it can also support new demand for electricity from proposed LNG facilities and other future industrial developments in the Kitimat area.