January 16, 2015

Drone helps inspect the Kootenay Canal
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January 16, 2015
This week we look at how BC Hydro's engineers use creativity, and sound planning, to ensure our electrical system continues to reliably deliver affordable power to a growing province. Near Nelson, an inspection of BC Hydro's Kootenay Canal is done by an unmanned aerial vehicle. Plus, a reminder about ongoing telephone fraud targeting BC Hydro customers.
Unmanned aerial vehicle 'films' Kootenay Canal

Unmanned aerial vehicle 'films' Kootenay Canal

BC Hydro turns to a UAV for a bird's-eye inspection of a drained Kootenay Canal, a job that used to be done by foot. Check out the video from the UAV.

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Reminder: telephone fraud targets B.C. businesses

Reminder: telephone fraud targets B.C. businesses

Fraudsters posing as BC Hydro employees have been contacting customers by telephone attempting to steal money. BC Hydro doesn't collect credit card or bank account information over the phone and BC Hydro does not take payment from cash gift cards. Learn more
Photo of the Week

Photo of the Week

What's over two storeys tall and weighs over 100,000 kilograms? A single transformer for a substation. This new transformer was moved this week to a new substation under construction in Surrey to meet growing electricity needs. Power demand in Surrey is expected to double within the next 30 years.
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