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									vanCouvEr City CEntral transmission ProJECt
nEw mount PlEasant substation
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nOVEMBEr 2010
                                                                                                               VancouVer cit
                                                                                                               construction
The Vancouver City Central Transmission (VCCT) Project is the most significant investment that BC Hydro has made in central Vancouver’s
                                                                                                                    july 2010 edition
electrical system in almost 30 years. This major project includes building a new substation, installing a new transmission line under
city streets and drilling under the bed of False Creek to join the north and south sides of the project together. Construction begins late
in Fall 2010.
                                                                                                                 The Vancouver for power
The $201-million project will increase reliability of the electrical supply throughout Vancouver and meet the growing demandCity Central Transmission
                                                                                                                  commercial growth.
in the South False Creek and Mount Pleasant neighbourhoods which is being driven by extensive residential andVancouver’s growing neighbourhoods, wa
The new above-ground enclosed substation will be constructed on BC Hydro-owned property on the southwest corner of West 6th Avenue July/Augu
                                                                                                                   Construction will begin in late
and Alberta Street in Vancouver’s Mount Pleasant Industrial Zone. It’s the first substation to be built in Vancouver since Cathedral Square
                                                                                                                   BC Transmission Corporation (BCTC) has
Substation, which went into service in 1984.
                                                                                                                    and BCTC into a single Crown corporatio
                                                                                                                    growing demand for electricity while fost
EnvironmEntally                                                                                                     responsibility of the new integrated corpo

sustainablE building:
                                                                                                                    construction communicat
lEEd standard
                                                                                                                    The Project team will provide regular and
The Mount Pleasant Substation is                                                                                    businesses will be notified before work s
planned to be the first Leadership in
Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)
standard substation in BC Hydro’s system
and a demonstration of our commitment
to environmental responsibility and
leadership.
To be consistent with LEED standard
requirements, the Mount Pleasant
Substation will incorporate many
environmentally-friendly features,
such as:
•   Energy Star rated roof material
•   Energy-efficient lighting
•   Water-efficient landscaping
•   Over 15% recycled building content
    and 20% regional building materials
As well, the Mount Pleasant Substation           Architect’s rendering of completed substation
has been designed to architecturally
complement the surrounding
neighbourhood. The substation will
also feature the work of a local artist –
Alan Storey – to add to its aesthetically
pleasing quality.
VancouVer city central transmission Project
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worKing with thE Community
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BC Hydro takes its commitment to consult with the public seriously. We will keep the public informed of our progress during construction
and continue to work with local residents and businesses to find the best way to complete the project.
The building design incorporates input from the City of Vancouver, the Urban Design Panel (a professional advisory group to the city)
and the public.
The Vancouver City Central Transmission (VCCT) Project, which will ensure a continued safe and reliable supply of electricity for central
Through community consultation, BC Hydro was by the BC Utilities Commission in June following ways:
Vancouver’s growing neighbourhoods, was approved able to respond to public input in the2010.
• By revising the design of the Mount Pleasant Substation, including lowering the building height as much as possible
Construction will begin in late July/August 2010 and the project is expected to be in service by November 2012.
• By working with the Vancouver Heritage Foundation, salvageable materials such as antique doors, are being removed from two
  dilapidated century-old homes and donated to the the VCCT Project. On July 5th, 2010, the Clean Energy Act consolidated BC Hydro
BC Transmission Corporation (BCTC) has been planning Foundation
and BCTC into a single Crown corporation. This single entity will plan and deliver the clean energy required to meet British Columbia’s
• By working with a Kwantlen College arborist and the richmond Farm School, clippings of a mature neighbourhood apple tree
growing demand for electricity while fostering job creation throughout the province and helping reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Part of the
  on the substation site (that would not have survived relocation) were harvested, and new saplings from the tree will be donated
responsibility of the new integrated corporation will be the continued planning and construction of the VCCT Project.
  back to the community

construction communications
what is a substation?
The Project team will provide regular and timely construction information. Once detailed construction schedules are available, residents and
This electrical substation will be a facility in their neighbourhood.
businesses will be notified before work startsin which electricity from transmission lines is converted to a lower voltage for distribution
to homes and businesses. There are several existing substations in the City of Vancouver and almost 300 throughout the province.

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noisE Control                                                                                             oVerView
                                                                                                      The Project includes:
BC Hydro engineers and architects worked to integrate noise control technology into the design of the substation to minimize
external noise once the building is operational.
                                                                                                      • building a new enclosed
Since the equipment will be enclosed, the main sources of noise from the substation are expected to be ventilation air intakes
                                                                                                        above-ground electrical
and cooling fans. The nature of this noise will be similar to sound coming from other light industrial buildings in the area.
                                                                                                        substation at West 6th
                                                                                                        Avenue and Alberta Street
More information on the VCCT Project is available at: transmission.bchydro.com/projects/vcct
                                                                                                      • connecting this substation
                                                                                                        to two existing substations
                                                                                                        (Sperling and Cathedral
    Additional Vancouver City Central Transmission                                                      Square) with new
    Project Backgrounders are available on:                                                             underground 230 kilovolt (kV)
    • Overall Project                                                                                   transmission cables
    •   Transmission Line Under City Streets
                                                                                                          • completing a horizontal
    •   Crossing Beneath the Bed of False Creek
                                                                                                            directional drilled crossing
                                                                                                            beneath the bed of False
                                                                                                            Creek; this will require two
                                                                                                            work areas, one on Laurel
                                                                                                            Street (between West 6th
                                                                                                            and 7th Avenues) and one
                                                                                                            in David Lam Park




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