Vancouver City Central Transmission (VCCT)
Big project, big need
The VCCT Project is the most significant investment in central Vancouver's electrical system in almost 30 years. It will increase reliability of electrical supply throughout Vancouver and meet the growing demand for power in South False Creek and Mount Pleasant.
Project status and updates
BC Hydro thanks you for your continued patience as we work on this very important project that will increase the reliability of the electrical supply in your neighbourhood and throughout Vancouver.
Check out the VCCT Project Transmission Line Construction [YouTube] video to see what work we have completed.
Testing and commissioning of the VCCT project is underway at the new Mount Pleasant Substation and along the new transmission line route, on track for the Spring 2014 in-service date.
We thank you for your patience while we undertake this important work.
New Mount Pleasant Substation
Construction of the substation is ongoing. On November 23, one of two transformers was delivered to the new substation. Weighing-in at 140 metric tonnes, the two-storey tall transformer will "step up" or "step down" the voltage of power once it's generated, increasing it for transmission lines, or decreasing it for distribution lines.
Check out the time lapse video of the transformer move to watch BC Hydro staff manoeuvering the 6.3 metre high transformer through the streets of downtown Vancouver.
Note: As of June 2012, the estimated in service date for the VCCT Project is Spring 2014. Please see the construction schedule for the most up-to-date information.