Photo: On Thursday, Director Lori Ackerman presents the Regional District with an award for its support to the Highway 37 Coalition. The Coalition was vital for establishing the need of a transmission line on Highway 37 – Christine Rumleskie/Energeticcity.ca
By Christine Rumleskie
The Northwest Transmission Line project has submitted its application for a B.C. Environmental Assessment Certificate.
The proposed project is a 335 km, 287 kV transmission line between the Skeena Substation (near Terrace) and a new substation to be built near Bob Quinn Lake.
This new line would provide an interconnection point for clean generation projects. It will also provide a reliable supply of power to potential industrial developments in the area, and enable certain northwest communities to access the electricity grid (rather than obtaining their power from diesel generators).
After the assessment office reviews the project, the application will be posted its website. The review project could take as long as 180 days. Members of the public can submit their comments and participate in public information sessions. The B.C. Environmental Assessment office will then provide a report with its recommendation for government consideration.
More information on BCTC’s application is online at www.bctc.com.
In related news, the Peace River Regional District was presented with an award for its support to the Highway 37 Coalition. The Coalition won Technology and Industry "News Maker of the Year Award." Lori Ackerman presented the award at Thursday’s regional board meeting.