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The Prince Rupert Gas Transmission (PRGT) pipeline project is a wholly owned subsidiary of TransCanada Pipelines Limited. Though PRGT may be new to you, TransCanada is not new to British Columbia; our Foothills Pipeline System in the southeast part of the province has been operating safely for more than 50 years. With more than 65 years of experience, TransCanada is a leader in the safe and reliable operation of North American energy infrastructure.
You may know us for our pipelines, but we also have natural gas storage facilities, and nuclear, hydro and solar power generation facilities in Canada, the United States and Mexico. Approximately one-third of the power we generate comes from alternative and renewable sources, including large wind farms in New England and Quebec and solar generators in Ontario.
We believe in making a positive impact on communities and are committed to being a long-term partner in strategic development. In 2015, TransCanada contributed more than $11.8 million in financial and in-kind donations to the communities in which we operate, including communities along PRGT’s route.
TransCanada has built pipelines that run through areas where there are frequent earthquakes. During the 13 years these have been in operation, these pipelines have never been damaged, despite encountering earthquakes as high as 8.8 on the Richter scale.
In January, 2013, TransCanada was selected by Progress Energy Canada Ltd. to design, build, own and operate an approximately 900-kilometre long natural gas pipeline in northern British Columbia.
If approved, the Prince Rupert Gas Transmission Project will safely deliver natural gas from a point near the District of Hudson’s Hope to the proposed Pacific NorthWest LNG facility on Lelu Island, within the District of Port Edward.