Outages and Service Interruptions
Outages and Service Interruptions
Dec 20, 2012
Dec. 20, 2012: BC Hydro crews took to the skies near Port Alberni earlier today to search a transmission line for the source of an outage after the heavy snowfall. When lines are damaged or go down in a remote area, crews will often use helicopters to help them find the damage and repair it.
Nov 22, 2011
November 22, 2011
BC Hydro puts full resources on safe, fast power restoration after Lower Mainland major windstorm
Vancouver – Storm season arrived with a wallop last night with winds gusting over 100 kilometres an hour in the Lower Mainland. At its peak, about 83,000 customers were without powe...
Nov 10, 2011
November 10, 2011
Be prepared! Storm season is here
Vancouver – This fall and winter, B.C. continues to be influenced by La Niña which means colder and wetter than normal conditions. While this might be good news for winter sports enthusiasts, it also serves as a reminder that storm season is he...
Sep 14, 2011
Wednesday, Sept. 14
VANCOUVER – Good news: electricity is flowing again through BC Hydro’s 500-kilovolt transmission line across the Fraser River near the Port Mann bridge. The line was re-energized this past weekend after it was taken out-of-service in late June following damage in the spring....
Aug 10, 2011
12 p.m. – Wednesday, Aug. 10
Please note that site access is restricted to ensure public and worker safety.
VANCOUVER – BC Hydro today released proposed restoration plans for the two transmission crossings over the Fraser River near the Port Mann Bridge. BC Hydro has been working for several we...
Jul 27, 2011
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Fraser River Transmission Infrastructure
New photos and video: On Tuesday, BC Hydro used a low flying helicopter to help with the installation of a guy wire (support wire) between the leaning 500-kilovolt transmission tower near the south side of the Port Mann Bridge and...
Jul 25, 2011
BC Hydro advises that its crews have constructed the new transmission poles that will bypass structures previously impacted by erosion. This will stabilize power to the area and will make the electricity supply more robust for the long term for Tumbler Ridge.
In consultation with local authoritie...
Jul 22, 2011
BC Hydro advises that the new transmission pole structures intended to ensure Tumbler Ridge maintains reliable power are expected to be in place by the weekend, after which conductor lines will be strung over a span of 900 metres.
Planned Outage Next Week:
A planned outage will be required to con...
Jul 13, 2011
1:15 p.m. PDT – Wednesday, July 13
VANCOUVER – With water levels expected to rise and crest today and tomorrow on the south Fraser River, BC Hydro is continuing to stabilize a 500-kilovolt transmission tower and the surrounding area on the south side of the river that has been impacted by apparen...
Jul 12, 2011
BC Hydro's operations continue for the repair and stabilization of the transmission lines across the Fraser River near the Port Mann Bridge in Surrey, after a 230-kilovolt transmission tower fell into the river on Monday, July 4 - mostly likely caused by high water flows accelerating erosion.
Jul 11, 2011
3:15 p.m. PDT – Monday, July 11
VANCOUVER – Work continues today to stabilize a 500 kilovolt transmission tower and monitor the effect of high river flows, nearly one week after a 230-kilovolt transmission tower unexpectedly fell into the waters of the Fraser River on July 4 likely due to acceler...
Jul 8, 2011
6:30 p.m. PDT; Friday, July 8
VANCOUVER – As BC Hydro’s work continued today near the Port Mann Bridge in Surrey to stabilize a 500-kilovolt transmission tower on the south side of the Fraser River, operations were temporarily halted between 2 and 5 p.m. after a crane laying riprap made conta...
Jul 7, 2011
12:00 p.m. PDT – Thursday, July 7
VANCOUVER – As BC Hydro enters day three of 24-hour operations for the repair and stabilization of the transmission lines across the Fraser River near the Port Mann bridge, crews will focus on the following actions while maintaining public and employee safety an...
Jul 6, 2011
BC Hydro update #5: Fraser River Transmission Infrastructure
3 p.m. PDT; Wednesday, July 6
VANCOUVER – BC Hydro is making steady progress in ensuring the stability of transmission towers and repairing damage caused by the fall of a 230-kilovolt transmission tower in the Fraser River in Surrey on ...
Jul 5, 2011
4 p.m. July 5
VANCOUVER – BC Hydro is continuing to repair the damage caused by the fall of a 230 kilovolt transmission tower into the Fraser River, near the Port Mann Bridge in Surrey, on Monday night.
BC Hydro crews have now removed the de-energized transmission lines from the Fraser River. ...
Jul 5, 2011
BC Hydro update #3: Fraser River Transmission Infrastructure 10:30 a.m. PST July 05
Coquitlam, B.C. -- BC Hydro continues to manage transmission infrastructure stability along the Fraser River near Coquitlam and Surrey. BC Hydro and contractor crews have worked throughout the night, in conjunctio...
Jul 5, 2011
July 5, 2011
BC Hydro can confirm the following as of 6 a.m. PST:
Safety and power reliability remain our top priorities as we manage transmission towers and power lines that have been affected by above average water flows in the Fraser River near the Port Mann bridge.
All but a handful of...
Jul 4, 2011
July 4, 2011 - 10:45 p.m.
BC Hydro issued the following update regarding the power outage in the Surrey area this evening:
BC Hydro has been monitoring and working actively to address limited transmission line instability in one area along the Fraser River near the Port Mann Bridge that is due ...
Dec 17, 2010
New mobile BC Hydro website to help customers during outages
Fingertip access now available for all information at www.bchydro.com
On the first official day of winter, BC Hydro is pleased to introduce a new mobile-friendly version of www.bchydro.com that makes it easier for customer...
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