Terrace to Kitimat power line route chosen

BC Hydro has announced it will be building only one new 287kV power line from its Skeena Substation – it had been considering two

  • Dec. 19, 2014 2:00 p.m.

BC Hydro has announced it will be building only one new 287kV power line from its Skeena Substation at Terrace to Kitimat.

It had been considering two lines in light of anticipated industrial expansion in Kitimat, including two large liquefied natural gas plants, and of the consequent need to provide reliable power to that area.

BC Hydro’s load forecasts, which include information we have received from potential future industrial developers, indicate that a single 287kV transmission line will provide enough capacity to meet electricity needs in the area,” an email from the corporation indicated this morning.

To date, discussions with these potential developers have not indicated that a second line is needed for reliability,” it continued.

LNG developers have now said they will generate the majority of their own power needed to cool natural gas into a liquid form for export.

BC Hydro did say, however, that it will still have the flexibility to construct a second line if ever needed.

A new line is needed to replace the one now in service which is at the end of its service life.

The new line will be built down the west side of the Kitimat valley.


Just Posted

Block party at Northern View Cannery Road Race

Terrace family top the podium in each of their racing categories

Stolen property recovered

Police briefs from Sept. 9-11

Terrace couple wins Lotto Max

Money to be put towards retirement and motorcycle trip

Skeena Paddle Club awarded $2K grant for youth program

Sessions teach residents how to canoe, kayak

First Nations given max compensation for Ottawa’s child-welfare discrimination

2016 ruling said feds didn’t give same funding for on-reserve kids as was given to off-reserve kids

VIDEO: Vancouver Island mayor details emergency response after fatal bus crash

Sharie Minions says she is ‘appalled’ by condition of road where bus crashed

The Northern View announces inaugural Tyee Fishing Derby in Prince Rupert

More than $7,000 up for grabs for biggest legal salmon and halibut

B.C. VIEWS: Cutting wood waste produces some bleeding

Value-added industry slowly grows as big sawmills close

Fewer trees, higher costs blamed for devastating downturn in B.C. forestry

Some say the high cost of logs is the major cause of the industry’s decline in B.C.

Federal food safety watchdog says batch of baby formula recalled

The agency says it’s conducting a food safety investigation

UVic president offers condolences after two students killed in bus crash

‘We also grieve with those closest to these members of our campus community,’ Cassels says

Coming Home: B.C. fire chief and disaster dog return from hurricane-ravaged Bahamas

The pair spent roughly one week on Great Abaco Island assisting in relief efforts

Newcomer Ferland lines up with sniper Pettersson as Vancouver Canucks camp opens

Ferland provides more depth and a scoring threat up front, Pettersson says

Intelligence official charged seemed to be ‘exemplar of discretion’: UBC professor

Professor Paul Evans says he served on Cameron Ortis’s doctoral dissertation committee

Most Read