Peace to Kelly Lake Stations Renewal Project

Transmission lines

What's new

The Peace to Kelly Lake Capacitor Project (PKCP) was cancelled in December 2019 based on our October 2019 load forecast, filed with the British Columbia Utilities Commission (BCUC) in October 2019. Our planning studies determined that our current transmission system can meet load requirements until 2031 at minimum.

To maintain the existing transmission system, upgrades need to be done to address aging equipment at the Kennedy and McLeese Capacitor Stations and at the Peace Canyon and Williston Substations, previously part of PCKP. The new project is named the Peace to Kelly Lake Stations Renewal Project (PKSP).

This project involves upgrading the aging equipment at Peace Canyon and Williston Substations and Kennedy and McLeese Capacitor Stations. We'll be replacing the aging voltage stabilization equipment in the two substations 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.

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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.

Reports & documents

Project announcement [PDF, 254 KB]

Project maps [PDF, 161 KB]

Contact

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

Email: projects@bchydro.com
Phone: 604 623 4472
Toll free: 1 866 647 3334

 

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