April 5, 2016

Bridge over Peace River built for work at Site C BCHydro Power smart
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April 5, 2016

BC Hydro has worked with a Prince George-based contractor to complete a temporary bridge over the Peace River for work on the Site C dam, on time and on budget. As BC Hydro rates went up on April 1, BC Minister of Energy & Mines Bill Bennett wrote about the rates and about how we're investing to meet the growing electricity demands of B.C. As part of a massive project to replace more than 12,000 aging power poles across B.C. in the next few months alone, we're replacing 560 poles around Smithers.
Temporary bridge across Peace River built on time, on budget

Temporary bridge across Peace River built on time, on budget

Prince George-based Ruskin Construction and a First Nations partner have built a 329-metre bridge to connect the north and south banks of the Site C construction site it will be used to transport people, machinery and materials across the river.

See the story on energeticcity.com
Rates remain among the lowest on the continent

Rates remain among the lowest on the continent

BC Hydro's rates remain affordable, even as we spend $2.4 billion a year on our aging electrical system, says Bill Bennett, BC Minister of Energy & Mines.
Read more on Castanet.net
BC Hydro continues to replace aging poles across B.C.

BC Hydro continues to replace aging poles across B.C.

Wooden power poles usually last 40 to 50 years, but more than 70,000 in B.C. are more than half a century old.
Read more in the Smithers Interior News
Photo of the week

Photo of the week

The John Hart dam has been powering Campbell River for almost 70 years. The upgrade work happening now will help us continue to provide reliable service for decades to come. Here’s a look at an aerial shot of the generating station back in 1970.
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