August 8, 2016

Site C dam a year into construction BCHydro Power smart
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August 8, 2016

Construction at BC Hydro's Site C Clean Energy Project reached its one-year milestone last week, and is on time and on budget. Also last week, a UBC study showed that, largely due to clean and renewable hydroelectricity, Montreal and Vancouver rank 1-2 in a Canadian greenest homes ranking. And as there was no newsletter after the holiday weekend, we look back at BC Hydro's decision to cut costs and make prudent decisions to stay on track with our 2013 10 Year Rates Plan despite a dip in forecasted revenues.
Site C is one year in, with more than 1,000 B.C. jobs

Site C is one year in, with more than 1,000 B.C. jobs

"Site C is providing employment and business opportunities at a time when it is really needed," MLA Mike Bernier said as construction at Site C hit its one-year milestone.

Read more on energeticcity.ca
Montreal, Vancouver top greenest homes survey

Montreal, Vancouver top greenest homes survey

A University of B.C. study shows a big gap between cities with the greenest homes in Canada and cities like Edmonton and Calgary.
Read more at huffingtonpost.ca
Cutting costs keeps rates low

Cutting costs keeps rates low

"We had a choice: instead of passing those issues onto our customers, we gave careful thought to new measures to reduce our costs even further so we could stick to our plan to ensure low and predictable rates."
Read more at cbc.ca
Photo of the week

Photo of the week

Research findings suggest survival rates for caribou calves are about three times greater for those born in maternity pens, such as this calf near Revelstoke, than those born in the wild. BC Hydro helps fund maternity pen initiatives through the Fish & Wildlife Compensation Program.
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