Kelowna International Airport

Generator Upgrade and PIL Addition



  • Electrical
    From preconstruction to construction to post project support and service, Houle provides all your electrical construction and renovation needs.
  • Generators
    Whether you need a generator for your backup power supply in the event of a power outage or you require a generator as a portable source of power, Houle supplies, installs, and services both diesel and electric generators.

Scope of Work

Completed: 2013

Owner: Transport Canada

The Kelowna International Airport (YLW) operates scheduled air service to the major hub airports in Canada and Seattle. The Kelowna International Airport project consisted of an addition to the existing South Terminal building in order to accommodate international security for inbound and outbound passengers. The building was designed to house new services to account for future development and to add emergency and redundant electrical services. The new generator and the new North Terminal electrical systems were designed to tie into the existing electrical system, providing full back-up power to the entire facility.

Construction was completed while the airport continued its everyday operations. To maintain public safety, system integrations scheduling needed to be a collaborative effort between the Houle team, customer operations, and airport security. The cable duct connection between the existing South electrical service and the new North service created challenges, challenges that Houle overcame with experience and professionalism.

Houle successfully scheduled the project and brought the new systems online with little disruption to the operational airport. A lasting relationship with Houle and YLW was created and continues today. Houle proved its ability to use its province-wide resources to successfully complete its first major project in Kelowna.