February 6, 2017

This Week at BC Hydro
Substations going underground?
 
This Week
The latest news and updates from BC Hydro

February 6, 2017

Electric cars are nothing new. The historic Stave Falls Powerhouse served as the ideal location for a comparison of the 2016 Tesla Model X and the 1912 Detroit Electric. Also this week, B.C. government announced a $2.1 million injection of funds to support clean energy projects for First Nations. And the executive director of the West End Business Association applauds BC Hydro's idea of taking downtown Vancouver substations underground.

104 years separate two electric cars

BC Hydro floats underground substations idea

The Detroit Electric was an upscale choice back in 1912, just as the Tesla Model X SUV is today.

Read the story at globeandmail.com

Plane crashes into power lines

Government supports clean energy for First Nations

A fund that has already helped about 110 First Nations communities has added $2.1 million toward clean energy initiatives. Read more at princegeorgecitizen.com


'Clean power distributed in a green way'

'Clean power distributed in a green way'

The West End Business Improvement Association thinks BC Hydro's idea of taking substations underground is worth serious consideration. Read more at theprovince.com


Our crews were busy repairing extensive damage caused by #BCStorm

Photo of the week

Heavy snowfall brought down several trees onto our lines across the Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island this past weekend. Our crews faced significant damage in the field, including branches on fire, as they worked to restore 148,000 customers over the two-day period.

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