Terrace to Kitimat Transmission Project
New transmission line needed
The existing transmission line which runs between Terrace and Kitimat, and then to Rio Tinto Alcan, is almost 45 years old and needs to be replaced with a new line. We're planning to replace the aging 287 kilovolt transmission line between Skeena Substation (near Terrace) and Minette Substation (near Kitimat) with a new 287 kilovolt line on the west side of the Kitimat Valley to ensure we can keep meeting the area’s needs. The project also involves replacing the short transmission line between Minette Substation and Kitimat Substation (at Rio Tinto Alcan).