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.

Thanks for stopping by

We spoke to over 150 people at our various consultation events in Burnaby and Vancouver. Thanks to everyone who took the time to talk with us, learn more about the project, and share feedback.