The West Island of Montreal Chamber of Commerce Welcomes the Government’s Decision Regarding Hydro-Québec’s Saint-Jean Project
Pointe-Claire, February 13th, 2017 – On behalf of its members, The West Island of Montreal Chamber of Commerce (WIMCC) welcomes the decision of the Quebec Government for authorizing Hydro-Québec’s Saint-Jean Project in the West Island of Montreal. The project plans convert the tension of the Saint-Jean station from 120 to 315 kV and to build a new 315 kV line. This will allow economic development and growth in the West Island.
“The WIMCC supports Hydro-Québec in this project as it represents an investment in the economic development of our territory”, claims Joseph Huza, President & Executive Director of the WIMCC. “This project will fill the need for future growth as companies continue to choose the West Island to set up their operations”, he concludes.
The project plans to convert the tension of the station and to build a new 3 km line of 315 kV next to an existing 120 kV line. The equipment of the current Saint-Jean station are aging and need to be replaced as the power station was built in 1957. The project is to be completed by spring 2019 with a total investment of $90M.
About the WIMCC
The West Island of Montreal Chamber of Commerce (WIMCC) is the voice of the West Island business community. Since its creation in 1978, its mission is to represent the interests of its 850 members as well as encourage and promote the development of its business community. The WIMCC’s territory includes all cities and boroughs from Lachine to Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue. For more information, visit www.wimcc.ca.
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