Nov 21, 2012
VANCOUVER – BC Hydro and COPE 378 have reached a tentative memorandum of settlement for a new two year collective agreement.
COPE 378 represents approximately 2,000 office and professional employees at BC Hydro. COPE’s collective agreement with BC Hydro expired at the end of March.
The union will...
Aug 9, 2012
August 9, 2012
Sharing the responsibility for electrical safety
VANCOUVER – BC Hydro and customers all play a role in electrical safety now and in the future. The installation of new meters throughout the province involves a visit to every customer and provides a unique opportunity for BC Hydro t...
Jul 13, 2012
July 13, 2012
VANCOUVER – The following is a statement from BC Hydro Chair Dan Doyle about the appointment of Charles Reid as president and chief executive officer of BC Hydro, effective immediately:
“Charles has served as our acting president and chief executive officer since last December. He...
Jul 3, 2012
July 3, 2012
A glitch in BC Hydro's online credit card payment system has been fixed.
The glitch would only affect those customers who pay their bills using a credit card on BC Hydro's website.
BC Hydro uses a third party payment system, Kubra, to process credit card payments made by customers on...
Jan 27, 2012
Vancouver, BC (3:30 p.m.) – BC Hydro confirms that a transformer fire at its Atchelitz substation earlier today has been fully extinguished and power has been restored to all of its approximately 50,000 customers in the area.
Approximately 28,000 Chilliwack and Sumas customers had their electri...
Jan 27, 2012
January 27, 2012
Substation incident near Chilliwack under control: power restored to half of affected customers; fire crews on site
Vancouver, BC (12:00 p.m.) – BC Hydro confirms that power is in the process of being restored and a fire is being brought under control following a transformer inci...
Oct 13, 2011
"We need to keep rates low for B.C. families and businesses and that’s why BC Hydro is making changes to become a leaner and more efficient organization with fewer employees, while still maintaining safety as a top priority and continuing to provide reliable power.
We will be making significant c...
Apr 12, 2011
April 12, 2011
St’át’imc vote yes to historic St’át’imc Hydro Agreement
LILLOOET, B.C. – The St’át’imc have voted yes to a Settlement Agreement with the Province of British Columbia and BC Hydro that provides mitigation, compensation and an ongoing long-term relationship to address their g...
Jan 10, 2011
VANCOUVER – BC Hydro President and CEO Dave Cobb, issued the following statement today regarding the induction of Lauren Woolstencroft, paralympian and BC Hydro employee, into the B.C. Sports Hall of Fame.
“Lauren’s remarkable performance during the 2010 Paralympic Games inspired our nation and o...
Oct 7, 2010
Posted by Simi Heer
Electric fields exist everywhere, but you may feel them more intensely under power lines. They don't pose a health hazard and simply put, are produced by voltage in a wire. For example, an electric field is present when an appliance is plugged into an outlet even if it is not ...
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