Big Bend Substation
5115 North Fraser Way, Burnaby
Burnaby’s Big Bend area is home to scores of small businesses, and BC Hydro forecasts show that the demand for electricity in Big Bend will increase by more than 20 per cent over the next 10 years. The new Big Bend Substation links between the BC Hydro transmission system and the distribution system, and will ensure continued, reliable power to this important business area.
The facility is composed of two buildings: The control building will house the substation’s telecommunication system; and the feeder building will house the equipment that distributes electricity from the substation to the underground distribution cables connected to customers.
Atlas provided a rigid rail system that fastens to the standing seam of the roof panel alleviating the need for roof penetrations and structural reinforcing as required with a fixed anchor pedestal and horizontal life line system.