Capilano Substation

Edgemount Village

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Activity update

In February 2021, we’ll complete the remaining tree clearing and pruning needed before we can begin construction of the new substation. Construction of the substation is expected to begin as early as late March 2021.

To ensure we continue to provide reliable electricity in North Vancouver, we're upgrading the Capilano Substation by replacing it with a new substation on the western half of the existing substation site.

The new substation will include:

  • Two transformers.
  • A building for indoor electrical equipment and a control room.
  • Other associated outdoor electrical equipment in the substation yard.

The east side of the substation will continue serving your neighbourhood during construction.

Illustration showing the Capilano substation field and welcome pole
Artist's rendering of what the new substation and surrounding area could look like after completion in 2024.
Rendering of the new Capilano Substation upgrade
Artist's rendering of what the substation could like from Woods Drive after completion in 2024.
Capilano Substation construction plan

The current Capilano Substation was built in the 1950s and the equipment is aging and needs to be replaced. Substations take electricity from higher voltages and bring it down to a lower voltage in order to supply energy to homes and businesses in your neighbourhood.

We serve approximately 12,000 customers from the Capilano Substation in the area that extends north to the base of Grouse Mountain, south to 1st Street, west to Capilano Road, and east to Lonsdale Avenue.

We're starting site preparation in fall 2020 with substation construction in spring 2021.

Capilano substation construction timeline, January 2021

Reports & documents

Contact

projects@bchydro.com
604 623 4472
Toll free: 1 866 647 3334

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