April 11, 2016

Major contract for Site C dam awarded BCHydro Power smart
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April 11, 2016

One of the last big contracts for work on the Site C dam has been awarded. The Alaska Highway News reports on the purchase of six 183-megawatt turbines as part of a $470 million contract that includes design and installation of turbines and generators at what will be the third dam on the Peace River. Also this week, cbc.ca talks to one of our technology analysts about how our electrical system might cope with a boom in the use of electrical vehicles in the coming decades. And as the spring arrives, we explain how we identify and remove hazard trees to improve public safety and electrical system reliability.
Voith Hydro lands turbine contract for Site C

Voith Hydro lands turbine contract for Site C

Voith CEO Bill Malus said 400 person-years of employment will come from the installation of the six turbines and generators, including work for as many as 150 union and non-union millwrights, electricians and boilermakers.

See the story in the Alaska Highway News
Can our grid handle a boom in electric vehicles?

Can our grid handle a boom in electric vehicles?

There's one projection of as many as 500,000 electric passenger cars on Canada's roads by 2020. The CBC looks into what that could mean for our electrical systems.
Read more on cbc.ca
What's a 'hazard tree'?

What's a 'hazard tree'?

Each spring, our vegetation management teams identify, and then contract for removal, trees that pose safety and power reliability hazards.
Read more on bchydro.com
Photo of the week

Photo of the week

This month, you can chat with community team representatives in retail stores across the province. We'll be discussing how you can save with our current rebates and help you find the right LED bulb to enhance any room in your home. Look for us at major retailers in your community.
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