FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – B.C. Hydro says it has reached a milestone on the installation of transmission lines for the Site C Project.
According to B.C. Hydro’s Site C spokesman David Conway, Hydro has recently completed the installation of 200 towers on the first of two 500 kilovolt transmission lines connecting Site C to the overall transmission network through the existing Peace Canyon substation.
The first 500 kV transmission line has been constructed along the unoccupied north side of the right-of-way alongside the existing 138 kV lines.
Once the second line is completed, a total of 405 towers will be assembled and installed.
Conway says the transmission line and Site C substation are on track to be energized later this year.
Our crews have stood up the 200th and final tower along the first of two 500kV transmission lines that will connect #SiteC to the rest of @BCHydro’s grid. The line is on track to be energized this fall. pic.twitter.com/kIPKSatVBN— sitecproject (@sitecproject) August 21, 2020