Westcoast Energy Inc., doing business as Spectra Energy Transmission – Wyndwood Pipeline Expansion Project

Westcoast Energy Inc. (Carrying on business as Spectra Energy Transmission) – Wyndwood Pipeline Expansion Project

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Project Information

On October 21, 2016, Westcoast Energy Inc., doing business as Spectra Energy Transmission (Westcoast) applied to the National Energy Board to build and operate 27 kilometres of natural gas pipeline and associated facilities. The Wyndwood Pipeline Expansion Project would be located southwest of Chetwynd, BC. This project is a loop of Westcoast’s existing Fort St. John Mainline.

Westcoast has applied to the NEB under section 58 of the National Energy Board Act. In general, these types of applications do not require a public hearing. However, given the high level of public interest in this project, the NEB has decided to hold a hearing in order to consider the input of those who could be directly affected or who have expertise to share.

Project Map

This map provides an overview of the Wyndwood Pipeline Expansion Project.

Wyndwood Pipeline Expansion Project Map

View larger PDF version [PDF 193 KB]

Review Process

Key Milestones

  • June 6 – 7, 2017: Oral Hearing in Chetwynd, BC [Folder 3225142]
  • February 14, 2017: NEB issues Hearing Order [Filing A81726]
  • January 10 – 31, 2017 – Apply to Participate Process
  • December 15, 2016: NEB issues the Notice of Hearing [Filing A81043]
  • October 21, 2016: Project application is submitted [Filing A80172]

List of Issues

The list of issues outlines what the NEB will consider in the review of this project. A list of issues keeps everyone focused on the issues that are relevant to the NEB’s assessment. If you are planning to apply for funding or to participate in the hearing, your input must be related to the issues on the list.

The NEB has identified, but is not obliged to limit itself to, the following issues for consideration in this hearing:

  1. The need for the Project.
  2. The economic feasibility of the Project.
  3. The potential commercial impacts of the Project.
  4. The toll and tariff methodology.
  5. The potential environmental and socio-economic effects of the Project, including any cumulative environmental effects that are likely to result from the Project, including those required to be considered by the NEB’s Filing Manual.
  6. The appropriateness of the general route and land requirements for the Project.
  7. Potential impacts of the Project on Aboriginal interests.
  8. Potential impacts of the Project on landowners and land use.
  9. The suitability of the design of the Project.
  10. Contingency planning for spills, accidents or malfunctions, during construction and operation of the Project.
  11. Safety and security during construction of the Project and operation of the Project, including emergency response planning and third-party damage prevention.
  12. The terms and conditions to be included in any recommendation or approval the Board may issue.

Support for Participants

Regulatory Documents

Regulatory Documents for this project [Folder 3070734]

Process Advisor

The main role of a process advisor is to provide information to the general public and support to participants in the hearing. They can also answer questions about the NEB’s process.

You can contact a process advisor by calling 1-800-899-1265 (toll free) or emailing Wyndwood.ProcessHelp@cer-rec.gc.ca

Apply to Participate


Email is not a valid method of filing regulatory documents with the NEB. Applications to participate received by email will not be considered.

To be a participant in a NEB hearing process, you must be directly affected or have relevant information or expertise. You can apply to participate as an intervenor or by letter of comment.

The application to participate process was held from January 10 – 31, 2017.

The process is now closed. The NEB will decide if late applications will be accepted and whether you will be allowed to participate. Please contact the process advisor to discuss the filing process for a late application to participate.

Participant Funding Program

Refer to the Participant Funding Program page for information on deadlines, eligibility, how to apply for funding and how to submit claims.

News Releases

National Energy Board approves Wyndwood Pipeline Expansion Project

National Energy Board Oral Hearing for Wyndwood Pipeline Expansion Project Begins on June 6

National Energy Board to hold public hearing to consider the Wyndwood Pipeline Project


For process-related inquiries, please contact:

Process Advisor
Canada Energy Regulator
Email: Wyndwood.ProcessHelp@cer-rec.gc.ca
Telephone (toll free): 1-800-899-1265
Facsimile: 403-292-5503
Facsimile (toll free): 1-877-288-8803

For media inquiries, please contact:

Media Relations Team
Canada Energy Regulator
Email: media@cer-rec.gc.ca
Telephone (toll free): 1-800-899-1265

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