There’s been no shortage of construction around Campbell River over the last decade, and no company has invested more here than BC Hydro.
When it’s all complete by about 2030, $2.7 billion will have been spent.
It’s one of the most impressive BC Hydro projects, and it isn’t even visible to most people.
That’s because the $1 billion John Hart Generating Station Replacement Project is up to 100 metres underground just west of Campbell River.
“Project construction started in 2014. It lasted about four or five years, and it was a big success. It met the three project drivers of reliability, safety from an earthquake and protecting downstream fish habitat with constant river flows,” BC Hydro spokesperson Stephen Watson told CHEK News.
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