ILM (Interior to Lower Mainland) Project is a 153-mile, 500-kV transmission line that originates at Nicola Substation near Merritt and terminates at Meridian Substation in Coquitlan, British Columbia. The project, which is sponsored by BC Hydro, cost C$743m. Flatiron-Graham was the designer of the transmission lines. ABB designed and constructed a new series of capacitor stations at Ruby Creek. BC Hydro was responsible for upgrades at the Nicola and Meridian substations. The project will reduce congestion into the lower mainland and Vancouver Island area. The project was completed in November 2015.
|Project Sponsor||Line Miles||Voltage (kV)||From State||To State||Year in Service|
|BC Hydro and Power Authority||153||500||BC||BC||2015|
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|Interstate||Build Start||NERC||ISO/RTO||Country||Project Partners|