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Open house on Big Bend substation

South Burnaby's Big Bend area is growing so quickly that BC Hydro plans to build a new substation there.

The demand for electricity in the industrial and commercial neighbourhood is expected to increase by 20 per cent over the next 10 years, says Hydro. The new substation is aimed at boosting the supply of reliable power to the area.

Big Bend currently gets its electricity from Newell Substation at Kingsway and Griffiths Avenue but in a few years, it won't be able to adequately meet the demand.

BC Hydro has purchased property for the project west of Byrne Road across the railway tracks from Riverway Golf Course. The site is close to existing transmission lines and distribution cables which will make it easier to connect the new facility to Hydro's power system.

The new substation is expected to be in service by fall of 2016.

A public drop-in open house between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. is being held to provide more information on the project. It'll be on Thursday, March 20 at the Riverway clubhouse, 9001 Bill Fox Way, Burnaby.

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