Metro North Transmission Project

House on residential street

We're facing increasing electricity demand in Metro Vancouver

We're planning to build an additional 230 kilovolt (kV) transmission line(s) between Coquitlam and Vancouver to address load growth (growing demand for electricity) in the Metro Vancouver area and to strengthen the reliability of the network.

This improvement could be built with a combination of overhead lines – using existing rights-of-way wherever possible – and underground circuits in city streets. Modifications to existing substations will be required to support the new line(s).

Latest update

Thanks to everyone who came to our recent open houses in Burnaby and Vancouver. Your feedback on our proposed underground routing options through these communities is appreciated.

If you were unable to attend, see the storyboards and maps that were on display:

If you have comments or feedback you'd like to share, please email us at