Following an extensive study involving area planning, wildfire and geotechnical risk assessments and consultations with First Nations and government, we’re proposing the option to build a second transmission line from Nicola Valley to improve reliability in West Kelowna. Plus, power line technician Will Van Den Born shares his concerns about close calls with electrical safety in B.C.
Westside-Peachland is the largest area of the province currently served by only one major power line. After considering the alternatives, and conducting studies, we've proposed to build a second transmission line from Nicola Valley, pending additional consultation and assessments.
We can all fall victim to complacency, and according to power line technician Will Van Den Born it's commonplace to encounter members of the public interacting with electricity in a dangerous way. Read the story on bchydro.com