January 18, 2016

A letter from Greg Reimer on smart meters BCHydro Power smart
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January 18, 2016

This week, we share some facts about our smart metering program and how it's helping to save our ratepayers money. One of the ways? Combating electricity theft ... It may have been one of the hottest, driest summers in years, but that didn't stop our Columbia region facilities from generating power – just the opposite. In fact, to meet obligations under the Columbia River Treaty, more power was generated than usual in the region, leaving more water in our Peace River reservoirs ... And finally, we take a look at what caused some a brief power flicker for residents across the Lower Mainland in early January.
Letter from Greg Reimer: smart meters stopping electricity theft, saving money

Letter from Greg Reimer: smart meters stopping electricity theft, saving money

In response to some recent allegations about our smart metering program, Greg Reimer, Executive Vice President, transmission, distribution & customer service, shares some important facts about the success of smart meters in B.C.

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Columbia region generates more power for domestic needs

Columbia dams supplied more power in 2015

BC Hydro is required to release water from our Columbia system reservoirs to assist with U.S. drought conditions. That meant more power generated for B.C., and less pressure on our Peace region dams.
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Brief power flicker caused by substation issue

Power flicker was brief, and rare

It was rare, to say the least – a brief flicker for thousands of customers across Metro Vancouver. The cause? A small issue on a transmission line.
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Photo of the week

Photo of the week

Our new Interior to Lower Mainland Transmission Line is now transporting electricity to the Lower Mainland. Some of the line was built with our new delta tower design, which carries a smaller footprint. This design allows fewer trees to be cleared around the right-of-way where the towers needed to be installed. Delta towers were used in residential areas and forests where it was important to minimize impacts and keep the surrounding environment intact.
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