Columbia Valley Transmission Project

The Columbia Valley Transmission Project is a 70 mile, 230-kV transmission line, originating at Kicking Horse Substation and terminating at Invermere Substation, British Colombia. The transmission line, sponsored by BC Hydro, cost C$115 million and was put into commercial operation November 2012. The line was needed to meet growing electricity needs in the Golden area and to improve reliability in the Columbia Valley.  The line runs along an existing 69 kV line and involves a new 230 KV addition; a line connecting a substation about 2 miles outside Golden; and a new substation and upgrades to existing substations in the area. RS Line Contracting Company, Ltd acted as the managing constuction company for the project.

Project Sponsor Line Miles Voltage (kV) From State To State Year in Service
BC Hydro and Power Authority 70 230 BC BC 2012
Estimated Costs ($M) Voltage Type Project Status Project Group Origin Point Destination Point
115 Operating Kicking Horse Invermere Substation
Interstate Build Start NERC ISO/RTO Country Project Partners
2011 WECC CA