Metro North Transmission Project

House on residential street

We're facing increasing electricity demand in Metro Vancouver

As population grows in Metro Vancouver, so does demand for electricity. We're planning to build an additional 230 kilovolt (kV) transmission line(s) between Coquitlam and Vancouver, a necessary improvement that will increase electrical transmission capacity and strengthen the reliability of the network.

Our current transmission system is approaching its limit for reliability. Without these improvements, we could see potential outages or service interruptions to many homes and businesses.

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).

What's new

Since October 2016, our focus has been on completing the necessary field work to help develop our preliminary design and preferred routes for the additional transmission line. In August 2017, we held outdoor engagement events near the Grandview Cut regarding the proposed walking and cycling bridge. Read a summary of the feedback we received [PDF, 1.6 MB].

Read our latest update [PDF, 601 KB] for an overview of where we're at with the preliminary design of the project.

Learn more at one of our upcoming engagement events

Look for our BC Hydro tent or table at one of our upcoming engagement events:


Date Location
Saturday, November 4 Trout Lake Community Centre (3360 Victoria Drive, Vancouver)
10:00 a.m. to noon
Saturday, November 4 Sahalli Park (2300 Fraser Street, Vancouver) 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, November 18
Mount Pleasant Community Centre (1 Kingsway, Vancouver)
10:00 a.m. to noon
Saturday, November 25 Thunderbird Community Centre (2311 Cassiar Street, Vancouver)
2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.


Date Location
Monday, November 6 Kensington Complex (6159 Curtis Street)
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, November 25 Willington Heights Park (1491 Carleton Avenue) 10:00 a.m. to noon

Provide your feedback online

We're eager to hear what you think about the Metro North Transmission Project. Please provide us with your comments by filling out our online feedback form by Friday, December 15.