Engineers and Geoscientists BC
Our website navigation was recently updated. See what's changed >>

BC Hydro Capital Projects: Campbell River Dam Safety Upgrades and Greater Victoria Transmission Cable Replacement

Hosted by the Vancouver Island Branch

Thursday, May 23, 2024

5:30 PM–8:00 PM Pacific time

5:30 PM: Cash Bar and Mix and Mingle
6:00 PM: Buffet Dinner
7: 00 PM: Presentation and Q&A

Coast Discovery Inn
975 Shoppers Row (Tyee Plaza)
Campbell River

Eligible for 1 CE Hour(s) of Technical Learning

Don't have an account with us?
Create an account to register for this event.

Event Details


Engineers and Geoscientists BC Registrant Regular Price: $40.00 + GST

Non-Registrant Price: $40.00 + GST


Event Presenter(s)

Stephen has worked with BC Hydro for 34 years. During this time, he has collaborated closely with the Campbell River community on various projects. BC Hydro is planning to spend $36 billion on capital projects over the next 10 years, including hydroelectric and transmission projects on Vancouver Island. Born and raised on Vancouver Island, Stephen has a Science Degree in Geography from the University of Nevada Reno and a Master of Science from the School of Community and Regional Land Use Planning at UBC. 

About the Event

Join the Vancouver Island Branch for an in-person dinner, networking, and presentation on BC Hydro’s capital projects. The presentation will include a discussion on the seismic upgrades to the John Hart Dam, Ladore Dam, and Strathcona Dam. The presentation will then shift from hydroelectric facilities to transmission facilities. The Victoria to Esquimalt Cable Replacement Project involves replacing a direct-buried, mineral oil-filled cable with a higher capacity, oil-free cable that is constructed in a duct-bank. The project will address the reliability, environmental, and seismic risks associated with the existing cable while also meeting electricity load growth in Greater Victoria.