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Peace to Kelly Lake Stations Renewal Project

Kennedy Capacitor Station
Kennedy Capacitor Station

What's new

BC Hydro submitted an application to the BC Utilities Commission (BCUC) under Section 44.2(1)(b) of the Utilities Commission Act for capital expenditures we anticipate making on the Peace to Kelly Lake Stations Renewal Project.  

Additional details can be found in BC Hydro's application to the BCUC.

What we're planning

To maintain the existing transmission system, upgrades need to be done to address aging equipment at the Kennedy and McLeese Capacitor Stations, the Peace Canyon Generating Station, and the Williston Substation. A capacitor station is a facility where electricity from a high-voltage transmission line is carried through a series of devices called capacitors. This helps maintain the voltage levels in a transmission line, allowing more electricity to pass through a line over long distances.

We'll be replacing the aging voltage stabilization equipment at Peace Canyon and Williston and the end-of-life capacitor control system in the two capacitor stations. At Kennedy Capacitor Station and at Williston Substation, the existing control buildings will also be replaced.

Peace to Kelly Lake Project / Peace to Kelly Lake Stations renewal project map

Reports & documents

Project introduction letter [PDF,161 KB]

Project announcement [PDF, 254 KB]

Project maps [PDF, 1.2 MB]


If you'd like to learn more about the project, please contact us at:

Phone: 604 623 4472
Toll free: 1 866 647 3334

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