December 7, 2015

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December 7, 2015

When it comes to clean renewable energy, B.C. is one of the best areas in the world. Thanks to our large hydroelectric facilities, we have about 97% renewable power. The stability from our large dams makes it possible for us to investigate and integrate new renewable energy sources, like solar power. And hydroelectric power from Site C means that we'll continue to have reliable power, with some of the lowest greenhouse gas emissions compared to other energy sources. And in Powell River, Catalyst Paper is generating green power too, thanks to efficient use of waste steam.
Large hydro facilities make renewable energy possible

Large hydro facilities make renewable energy possible

We have a strong legacy of clean hydroelectric power in B.C., and it's what makes integrating new sources such as solar, wind and even geothermal power into the grid possible. In many ways, large hydroelectric power is still best for B.C.

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Catalyst Paper saving $5 million/year, producing green power

Catalyst Paper saving $5 million/year, producing green power

A two-year, $25-million project now generates enough power to meet the needs of all the households and businesses on the Upper Sunshine Coast, thanks to a new generator at Catalyst Paper's Powell River facility.
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Site C offers low GHG emissions, long-term capacity

Site C offers low GHG emissions, long-term capacity

B.C. has 97% clean and renewable power, thanks to our large hydro facilities. With Site C, British Columbians will get reliable power for years to come – with some of the lowest greenhouse gas emissions possible.
Read the op-ed in the Vancouver Sun
Photo of the Week

Photo of the Week

Crews in Prince Rupert had a big job a few weeks ago: a mudslide took out two transmission lines serving all of Prince Rupert and surrounding areas. Customers were served by alternate gas generation while crews made repairs in snowy and wet conditions. Both lines, including the main 287-kilovolt transmission line were repaired and back in service on November 26.
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