Vancouver City Central Transmission (VCCT)
A significant investment in Vancouver's electrical system
The Vancouver City Central Transmission Project will increase the reliability of electricity throughout the city, and will help meet the demand for power in areas that are growing, such as south False Creek and Mount Pleasant. The VCCT project is the most significant investment in central Vancouver's electrical system in almost 30 years.
The construction of the new Mount Pleasant Substation, at the corner of West 6th Avenue and Alberta Street, was completed in April. New transmission cables were installed along an eight kilometre route under the streets of Vancouver to connect the new substation with two existing substations – Cathedral Square in downtown Vancouver and Sperling at Arbutus Street and West King Edward Avenue. The project was completed on time and under budget.
The new substation was placed into service at the end March and is capable of providing reliable power for up to 40,000 homes throughout Vancouver.
- Check out the VCCT Project Transmission Line Construction [YouTube] video to see an overview of the project.