Transformers arrive at new Burnaby substation after 8,000 kilometre journey
BURNABY – Two new 58-tonne electricity transformers arrived in south Burnaby this week for BC Hydro's Big Bend substation, currently under construction. The transformers were shipped from Korea and took a month to arrive. Each transformer weighs the equivalent weight of about eight African elephants.
Construction of the substation began in October 2015 and it is expected to be in-service in the spring of 2017. The project will help meet electricity demand in the Big Bend area that is expected to increase by 20 per cent over the next 10 years.
BC Hydro owns and operates more than 300 substations across the province. Transformers play a vital role at substations by transforming high voltage electricity into lower voltages suitable to use in homes and businesses.
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