South Surrey Area Reinforcement Project

South Surrey is growing and its need for electricity is increasing. To make sure we can keep meeting your power needs, we're upgrading the transmission power line that brings electricity into your community, and two substations in your area that "step down" this high-voltage power so it can be used by your homes and businesses.

What's happening?

We started construction in early 2017 and expect to be finished by late 2018.

This project involves:

  • replacing 5 k.m. of the transmission line along Highway 10 between 160 Street and 184 Street
  • expanding the Nicomekl Substation and installing new equipment, and
  • adding and updating equipment at the White Rock Substation.

Upcoming construction activities

Contsruction on the SSAR project began in March 2017. A high-level construction schedule is outlined below, subject to change.

Milestone Date

Site preparation for Nicomekl Substation upgrade

  • tree clearing
Early March 2017
(complete)
Nicomekl Substation upgrade
  • substation expansion
  • civil construction
  • electrical construction
Spring 2017 to October 2018
(underway)
Transmission line upgrade October 2017 to summer 2018
White Rock Substation upgrade Spring 2018 to November 2018
In-service date Early November 2018


New trees at Nicomekl Substation will be planted in spring 2018 when work at this substation is complete.

Where is this happening?

The map below shows you where we're going to complete these system upgrades.

South Surrey Area Reinforcement map

For a larger version of the map, please download the South Surrey Area Reinforcement map [JPEG, 697 KB].

The Nicomekl Substation will be expanded onto property that we already own, and the work at White Rock Substation will be completed within the existing substation.