Prince George to Terrace Capacitors

As you may recall, we initiated the Prince George to Terrace Capacitors Project in 2011 to help address increasing demand for electricity in the area because of the number of planned industrial projects in the northwest.

What's new?

Due to changes in the expected electricity demand in northwest B.C., the project has been postponed indefinitely.

What did the project involve?

The project involved building three capacitor stations to increase the capacity along the 450 km, 500 kilovolt transmission line between Prince George and northwest B.C.:

  • one near Vanderhoof;
  • one near Burns Lake, and;
  • one about 30 km west of Telkwa.

What if electricity demand increases?

If electricity demand in the area increases in the future we will look at all alternatives available for meeting the demand. This may include re-initiating this project.