The downtown Golden BC Hydro Substation.

BC Hydro Golden substation work almost done

New towers have been raised, holding the new 69 kilovolt overhead transmission line, connecting it to the new Kicking Horse Substation.

An 85-ton transformer may have been one of the last big steps in completing the BC Hydro Columbia Valley Transmission Project, but as many of you will have noticed, a lot of work has been done on the downtown Golden substation as well.

Last week, new towers were raised, holding the new 69 kilovolt overhead transmission line, connecting it to the new Kicking Horse Substation.

“We can anticipate work continuing, of varying degrees of intensity, until October,” said Judy Dobrowski with BC Hydro’s Stakeholder Engagement. “Then we’ll have workers there doing some clean-up afterwards.”

Work began on the substation almost one year ago. The construction has been quite noticeable as of late, but Dobrowski says that the major pieces have been put into place, and the remaining pieces will just tie everything together.

The expansion and modifications done to the substation were done not only to connect it with the new substation via overhead transmission line, but also to allow for a higher capacity of energy.

Executive Vice President of Transmission and Distribution for BC Hydro Greg Reimer says that it will now, “be able to provide reliable, clean energy for generations to come with these improvements.”

The Golden Museum, located next door to the substation, has been experiencing disruptions all summer due to the work, and has spoken to BC Hydro about their concerns.

“We’ve been talking with the Golden Museum about their concerns. We were up there with them the other day, had a really good discussion. One of the things they brought up was their concern about what the substation would look like after construction,” said Dobrowski. “We’ll definitely be sprucing up the location.”

Extensive landscaping will be part of the clean-up process, hopefully making it blend in better with the neighbourhood.

 

Just Posted

UPDATE: Tsunami warning cancelled for coastal British Columbia

Warning issued following 7.9 earthquake off Kodiak, AK

CSRD hosting open house regarding landfill

There will be an open house February 1 at the Golden and District Recreation Centre hosted by CSRD.

Palumbo nets win in KIJHL debut with Golden Rockets

Female goalie believed to be league’s first to play a full game and win

Wayne Stetski and Forest Products Association of Canada CEO visit Golden

MP Wayne Stetski and Forest Products Association of Canada CEO Derek Nighbor toured LP Mill.

New massage clinic in Golden

A new massage clinic opened in Golden to help ease those aches and pains.

Tsunami warnings 101: Canada

Here are some things to know about tsunami alerts in Canada and how they work

Andrew Scheer on trade, Trump and Trudeau

Canada’s Conservative leader begins three-day visit to B.C.

Victims restrained, sex toys and cash stolen from B.C. adult store

Armed suspects sought in adult store robbery

Vancouver Islanders ponder need for tsunami siren song

Alarm sounds in Port Alberni but not at the DND base in Esquimalt

Babcock, Goyette and Smyth honoured at Order of Hockey in Canada

Mike Babcock, from Saskatoon, guided the Detroit Red Wings to a Stanley Cup in 2008

Bell Canada alerts customers who may be affected by latest data breach

Federal Office of the Privacy Commissioner said it had been notified

‘The tsunami alarm failed my household’: North Coast residents concerned over sirens, alerts

People living in northern communities share how they learned about Tuesday’s tsunami warning

Snowboarder dies at Vancouver Island ski resort

Death at Mount Washington Alpine Resort

Man faces 48 charges in string of random Toronto shootings

The string of unprovoked shootings began Jan.9, say police

Most Read