Mica Creek Dam

Powerhouse Expansion


project at a glance

  • 6
    500' HEAT TRACE ZONES
  • 10,000
    FEET OF CONDUIT
  • 50
    REGULAR DEVICES

Services


Solutions

  • Electrical
    From preconstruction to construction to post project support and service, Houle provides all your electrical construction and renovation needs.

Scope of Work

Completed: 2010

Owner: BC Hydro

Located 135km north of Revelstoke, BC, the Mica Creek Dam is a hydroelectric dam that spans the Columbia River. It is operated by BC Hydro. Houle was responsible for the base building and grounding of the Powerhouse Expansion Project at the dam. This included large grounding scope, multiple custom built distribution tie-ins to the existing Powerhouse, and design engineering of the Pyrotenax heat trace (snow melting) system on the roof and all walkway areas.

Challenges
With many revisions to the building ground layout, Houle needed to be adaptable while still completing the work on a tight schedule. The extreme weather conditions also posed a challenge as Houle had to work around copious amounts of snow and ice on a daily basis