News, events & media The latest from BC Hydro News releases, stories and features on what we do and how you can help save energy and money. For the latest power outages information, see our outages updates by map and list. Media centre High temperatures lead to record breaking power consumption BC Hydro is reminding customers to keep a tight hand on balloons to prevent power outages 2016/17 Annual Service Plan report posted Safely make a splash this summer at BC Hydro recreation areas BC Hydro plan to purchase remaining interest in Waneta Dam to keep rates affordable Soaring temperatures lead to increasing demand for power Power down and save before heading out of town Wildfire update: BC Hydro crews complete restoration efforts, replacing 900 pieces of equipment BC Hydro crews rebuilding damaged transmission towers in Cache Creek BC Hydro offers assistance to wildfire evacuees Survey shows many in B.C. are unaware of yard hazards See all 2017 Media Centre posts See all 2016 Media Centre posts See all 2015 Media Centre posts Stories & features Bennett Dam at 50: Q&A with our president Helping save B.C.'s biggest fish Go ENERGY STAR throughout your home PNE Prize Home a six-part gem headed for Naramata Don't be that guy who starts a fire this summer 500 pounds of beef & 50 years: A look at Duncan Dam Wildfire Evacuee Assistance Program launched for wildfire evacuees That buzz is the sound of change in Vancouver's urban spaces Train Wreck Trail is one of 150 great places in B.C. Plant a deciduous shade tree to help cool your home Four electric vehicle myths busted Power pole crash? How to stay safe When trimming trees, keep safe distance from power lines Rogue balloons cause Yaletown outage 10 easy ways to cut your laundry bills See all recent stories & features Popular on bchydro.com 10 ways to cut laundry costs Retail rep Raf De Mesa serves up 10 ways to save energy and money on laundry. 150 great B.C. places To celebrate Canada's 150th, we've put together a list of 150 great B.C. places to visit.