Voltage Conversion Project
The Utility is increasing the distribution system voltage from 8230 volts to 12,470 volts in order to increase load capacity and lower line losses. Currently three substations operate at the higher voltage with one remaining to be converted in 2017. Utility crews are replacing transformers and associated infrastructure throughout the distribution system in preparation for full voltage conversion.
Carmi Substation was converted in 2018, this was the last of 4 Substations that were converted. Current plans predict 100% conversion by the end of 2020.
Affected areas are in green showing on map below:
Penticton Regional Hospital Expansion
New Electrical supply was commissioned on November 25, 2018.
2019 Capital Projects
These are the areas that Electric Utility department are going to be in working within on overhead conductors.