August 10, 2015

Heat wave breaks records for power usage
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August 10, 2015
The weather has cooled off. But that wasn't the case in July, when the heat wave had many of us turning on air conditioners and fans and appliances such as fridges were working overtime. In fact, a new record was set for the highest-ever hourly power demand during the summer. And in Revelstoke, we're taking a look at one of the best ways to spend a summer day: visiting the Revelstoke Dam Visitor Centre. Those views from the top of the 175-metre dam are tough to beat.
Summer peak demand hit new heights when temperatures soared in July

Summer peak demand hit new heights when temperatures soared in July

B.C. still sees its highest electricity demands on the cold and dark days of winter, but hot summers can do their fair share for increasing power needs. July 9, 2015 saw the highest-ever summer "peak demand".

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175-metres way up, Revelstoke Dam views are worth the trip

175-metres way up, Revelstoke Dam views are worth the trip

There aren't many places that you can take in gorgeous B.C. scenery from the top of a 175-metre dam. In fact, there's just the one. And if you ask visitors to our Revelstoke Dam what they think, you're bound to get good reviews. Learn more
Photo of the Week

Photo of the Week

It's been a hot summer for firefighting crews around the province, and for our crews as we work with emergency officials. Here, crews in Westbank near West Kelowna replace a power pole that was damaged in the Westside Road wildfire.
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