Statement from BC Hydro on Vancouver School Board decision on West End substation proposal

In April, BC Hydro and the Vancouver School Board announced we were revisiting the idea of building a new underground substation at the Lord Roberts Annex property in the West End.

Our electricity system in downtown Vancouver is aging, and it's time to upgrade our system to ensure we can continue to provide safe and reliable power. To do this, we need to build a new substation in the West End to replace the existing substation on Burrard Street.

We're pleased the Vancouver School Board has decided to accept our proposal for an underground substation at their Lord Roberts Annex property. We believe our proposal will provide significant benefits to the community, and we look forward to working with the Vancouver School Board, Vancouver Park Board and the City of Vancouver once we move into further stages of consultation, planning and development.

We'd like to thank the West End community for providing their feedback on our proposal for a new substation. We're committed to continuing to engage with parents and residents of the West End.

BC Hydro Media Relations