Terrace to Kitimat Transmission Project

We need to upgrade our infrastructure between Terrace and Kitimat to ensure that people in the region have access to reliable electricity.

As you may recall, we had been 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. We also had been planning on replacing the short transmission line between Minette Substation and Kitimat Substation (at Rio Tinto Alcan).

We are now exploring the alternative of refurbishing the existing 287 kilovolt transmission line between Terrace and Kitimat. Our review has shown that the refurbishment of the existing line could safely meet current and future electricity demand at a lower cost than building the new line. This will help keep rates low for our rate payers.

We want to thank you and acknowledge all the time and effort the community has invested in the project to date.