BC Hydro has been requested to supply power to Woodfibre LNG’s proposed liquefied natural gas (LNG) processing and export facility near Squamish, and FortisBC’s expanded Coquitlam and new Squamish compressor stations.
The costs of these upgrades will be paid for by Woodfibre LNG.
Construction on these upgrades may start as early as mid-2016. If Woodfibre LNG is not approved then none of these hydro upgrades will go ahead.
There are three options currently under consideration to provide power for these two projects.
Why are we concerned?
- Cheekeye Fan substation: They will have to do upgrades to the Cheekeye Fan Sub station if WLNG goes ahead.
- Compressor station: They also state that upgrades will have to be done to the Squamish compressor station.
- How will this affect private landowners along the 138 kV and 230 kV transmission line rights-of-way?
Find out more on the BC Hydro website here.