Work in progress
Hydro-Québec is currently rebuilding two 120-kV* transmission lines on wooden H-frames, between the Arthabaska substation tap and Bois-Francs substation in Victoriaville. These two lines will be dismantled and replaced with a new 10-km line on steel frames. This project will meet the growing electricity demand and ensure the reliability and long-term operability of the electrical system for all customers supplied by Bois-Francs substation.
Construction work is scheduled for spring of 2018 and commissioning is slated for the fall of 2018.
* kV = kilovolt, or 1,000 volts.
Construction schedule *
|Preparatory work||June 2018|
|Dismantling the first line on wooden H-frames and construction of the line on steel towers||Summer–fall 2018|
|Commissioning of new line||November 2018|
|Dismantling of the second line on wooden H frames||Winter 2018-2019|
|Cleaning of work area||Ongoing, from spring 2018 to spring 2019|
|Restoring the site||Spring 2019|
* Based on current planning and barring any unforeseen delays.