17 September 2009

Feds back BC electricity line

The federal government will commit $130 million to help build an electricity line in northern British Columbia.  Total estimated cost of the project is $404 million.

The northwest transmission line, smaller than anything proposed for the Lower Churchill and significantly less costly, is being touted as a way to open up opportunities for new energy projects in the northern most regions of British Columbia. 

The project is also touted as a way of connected Alaska to the North American grid, via BC.

Funding for the project is coming from the Green Infrastructure Fund.