Construction begins on new Dawson Creek/Chetwynd transmission line

Right of way clearing and site preparation for the Dawson Creek/Chetwynd transmission project has begun, and the task will create 55-110 jobs during the process.

The new line will feature a number of improvements including a new substation at Sundance Lake near Highway 97, and a new double circuit, 230-kilovolt transmission line between the new substation and Bear Mountain Terminal located about 12 kilometres west of Dawson Creek

The new transmission line will be in service by 2015 and will double the power capacity in the region.