Two new underground substations planned for downtown Vancouver

Canada, British Columbia: B.C. Hydro is planning to replace two of its three aging substations in Downtown Vancouver in the next couple of decades to prevent future brownouts and handle expected growth in electricity consumption.

B.C. Hydro is propising to build one new substation, with power transformers and associated electrical equipment, deep below the recently completed Emery Barnes Park in Yaletown and the other beneath the Lord Roberts School Annex at 1150 Nelson Street in the West End, reports The Province.

The two substations would help three existing downtown substations supply enough power to the downtown core in the coming years, considering the expected 75-percent increase in energy demand downtown over the next 30 years.

B.C. Hydro’s concept would take until 2039 to be completed.

Source: The Province