Big news for the Golden Triangle!
The Canadian Federal and British Columbia Provincial Governments have pledged to build a high-capacity 287 kV transmission line(“NTL”) in northwestern British Columbia. The NTL has completed its public comment period with an overwhelmingly positive response, including support from the Tahltan First Nation. Based on the British Columbia Transmission Corporation website, construction of the NTL is expected to start in late 2010 with completion targeted for 2013. The NTL will provide a secure interconnection point for clean generation projects, reduce greenhouse gas emissions by enabling communities now relying on diesel generation to connect to the grid and supply clean electricity to support industrial and resource projects in the area,including the Galore Creek project.