Mar 22, 2013
BC Hydro recently completed a “wet test” of the newly installed 24,000 kilogram spillway gates at Stave Falls located 55 kilometres east of Vancouver in the District of Mission. During the test, the gates were opened allowing water from the reservoir to rush through and then closed to ensure the ...
Jan 17, 2013
Jan. 18, 2013
In the winter months storms hit B.C. more frequently. This increases the potential for power outages.
If you are unprepared, power outages can interrupt your life. That’s why BC Hydro works hard to ensure we are prepared for outages all year round and encourage our customers to d...
Dec 5, 2012
Vancouver – A new 500-kilovolt, 247-kilometre transmission line from Merritt to Coquitlam that will improve power delivery to homes and businesses in the Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island is now under construction.
Work crews are currently improving access roads, clearing the line’s right-of-wa...
Dec 4, 2012
The Heber River diversion, a facility used for 48 years to divert water for power generation near Gold River on Vancouver Island, is gone and the river is flowing naturally again.
The diversion has been out-of-service since 2006 because of sediment build-up from a series of major storms, the de...
Nov 29, 2012
Using two overhead bridge cranes operating in tandem, BC Hydro installed a rotor twice as heavy as the Statue of Liberty at our GM Shrum (GMS) facility on the Peace River near Hudson’s Hope earlier this month. The installation of the rotor – the moving part of the turbine that helps produce elect...
Nov 23, 2012
Early Friday morning, BC Hydro moved two 140-tonne transformers from the south end of False Creek to the Mount Pleasant substation, currently under construction.
The transformers were off-loaded on the south side of False Creek on Wednesday and took four hours to move just five blocks to the ...
Nov 18, 2011
BC Hydro Fraser River Transmission Infrastructure Update #14: Helicopter helps restring transmission lines across the river
Friday, Nov. 18, 2011
SURREY – , BC Hydro will continue work for the restoration of the 230-kilovolt transmission line that crosses the Fraser River near the Port Mann Bridg...
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....
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 26, 2011
SURREY – BC Hydro will be using a low flying helicopter this afternoon as part of the work to install a guy wire (support wire) between the leaning 500 kilovolt transmission tower near the south side of the Port Mann Bridge and the next closest inland tower 1,743 feet away. This work will further...
Feb 21, 2011
Energy conservation and efficiency are the best and most cost-effective way to meet the province’s growing electricity needs and will be an integral part of the province’s clean energy future. In fact, BC Hydro is working to meet at least 66 per cent of new demand through conservation and efficie...
Feb 21, 2011
February 22, 2011 No. 54
BC Hydro’s $6 billion, 3-year regeneration plan meets growing power needs
$800-million Ruskin Dam and Powerhouse upgrade to renew 80-year-old facility
Vancouver – With aging infrastructure in need of significant upgrades and B.C.’s demand for electricity pro...
Feb 21, 2011
To increase the reliability and capacity of BC’s energy supply, BC Hydro is reinvesting in the Gordon M. Shrum (GMS) Generating Station.
The biggest of BC Hydro’s generating stations, GMS is one of the most important components of BC Hydro’s electrical system, located next to the W.A.C. Bennett D...
Feb 21, 2011
The transmission circuits that bring power from generation resources in the north and southern Interior of the province to the Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island are some of the most critical paths in the transmission grid. Built in the early 1970s, the circuits are reaching the limits of their ...
Feb 21, 2011
Like many regions in British Columbia, the Columbia Valley’s demand for electricity is growing. The existing system has reached its capacity and it is not uncommon for the communities between Invermere and Golden to experience power outages.
The Columbia Valley Transmission (CVT) Project is the m...
Jan 14, 2011
January 18, 2011
BC Hydro Smart Metering Program to provide major benefits to customers: enhanced system safety, reliability and more
Vancouver – As part of BC Hydro’s ongoing effort to keep customers informed and engaged in the opportunities offered by smart meters the utility today ...
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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