Merritt Area Transmission Project

Merritt Area Transmission Project is a 23-mile, 138-kV transmission line between the Merritt and Highland substations – mostly along existing unused BC Hydro right-of-way. In addition, BC Hydro will upgrade the Merritt Substation and add new equipment to the Highland Substation.  The project is estimated to cost between C$58m and C$66m.  Right-of-way preparation and construction of the transmission line began in 2013. Project was completed in October 2015.

Project Sponsor Line Miles Voltage (kV) From State To State Year in Service
BC Hydro and Power Authority 23 138 BC BC 2015
Estimated Costs ($M) Voltage Type Project Status Project Group Origin Point Destination Point
66 Operating Merritt Highland
Interstate Build Start NERC ISO/RTO Country Project Partners
No 2013 WECC CA