February 27, 2017

Business bill PST to be gone by 2019
 
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The latest news and updates from BC Hydro

February 27, 2017

Among the B.C. Budget announcements last week was news that PST on electricity bills will be phased out for businesses over the next two years. And just today, the company behind the biggest wind power project in Western Canada announced that the Tumbler Ridge-area facility is now producing power to the BC Hydro grid. And we get an update on how an existing BC Hydro right of way will be used for a much-needed new transmission line through Anmore and a portion of Belcarra Regional Park.

PST on business power bills to end in 2019

PST on business power bills to end in 2019

Finance Minister Mike De Jong has announced that PST on power for businesses will be cut in half for October 2017, and will disappear on April 1, 2019.

Read more at kamloopsthisweek.com

Western Canada's largest wind farm comes online

Western Canada's largest wind farm comes online

A 61-turbine wind farm in the Rocky Mountain foothills northeast of Prince George can produce enough electricity to power 54,000 homes. Read more at canadianmanufacturing.com


Metro North transmission line to use existing right of way

Metro North transmission line to use existing right of way

An additional 230kV BC Hydro transmission line will be built along a right of way that has been in existence since 1947. Read more at tricitynews.com



Photo of the week

Photo of the week

After a few frigid months, customers jumped at the chance to ask us questions about winter bills in our first Facebook Live session.

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