The Upper Lillooet Hydro Project includes two run-of-river, clean energy generation facilities located in the Pemberton Valley:

  • 81.4 MW Upper Lillooet River Hydroelectric Facility
  • 25.3 MW Boulder (Pebble) Creek Hydroelectric Facility

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Each hydroelectric facility will divert partial flows from the river or creek, through an intake structure directly into a tunnel and/or penstock to the turbine(s) and generating equipment located in each separate powerhouse. The water will then be returned to each respective river/creek. Electricity generated by the hydroelectric facilities will be transmitted by a single 230 kV transmission line that will be constructed to connect the two hydroelectric facilities to the BC Hydro transmission system. The transmission line route does not pass through the Village of Pemberton. Click here for more information about run-of-river power.

Project Drawings: Upper Lillooet River General Arrangement, Boulder Creek General Arrangement, Transmission Line General Arrangement drawings are located in the Documents tab Downloadable Documents section.


In March 2014, the Corporation announced it had reached agreements with BC Hydro regarding the Upper Lillooet Hydro Project, pursuant to which the higher installed capacities of the Upper Lillooet River and Boulder Creek projects were confirmed and the North Creek project was cancelled; these changes had been requested by the Corporation in early 2013. Also pursuant to these agreements, the commercial operation date for the Boulder Creek project will be no earlier than July 1, 2016.


Location of the Upper Lillooet Hydro Project

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