Teck’s Trail Operations, located in the community of Trail in British Columbia, includes one of the world’s largest fully integrated zinc and lead smelting and refining complexes and the Waneta hydroelectric dam and transmission system. The metallurgical operations produce refined zinc and lead, a variety of precious and specialty metals, chemicals and fertilizer products.
The Waneta Dam provides low-cost, clean and renewable power to the metallurgical operations. Historically, power that was surplus to our requirements has been sold through the transmission system to customers in British Columbia and the United States. Trail Operations has a two-thirds interest in the Waneta hydroelectric dam as well as ownership of the related transmission system.