January 23, 2015

Jessica McDonald speaks at Board of Trade
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January 23, 2015
This week, President and CEO Jessica McDonald spoke at the Vancouver Board of Trade about the "system of systems" that makes up BC Hydro. And as part of our strategy to rely on fewer, bigger substations across B.C., a 114,000-kilogram transformer is carried from a Fraser River dock over Surrey streets to its new home in Fleetwood. Plus, a look at how we responded to recent storms.
New Surrey substation gets its transformer

New Surrey substation gets its transformer

In a cloak of darkness, a transformer weighing as much as a fully-loaded 200-passenger Boeing 747 is carried through the streets of Surrey - the final phase of a journey that started in China. Learn more
Winter storms show how crews rise to the challenge

Winter storms show how crews rise to the challenge

More than 20 per cent of BC Hydro's customers experienced an outage during storms in early December, and another storm series affected 30,000 customers this past weekend. Crews worked with emergency officials to get power back on as quickly as possible. Learn more
Photo of the Week

Photo of the Week

Frozen wires seen here are just one of the things crews have to deal with during winter storms. These were captured in Hope during a series of storms from December 8 to 12, when more than 20 per cent of BC Hydro customers experienced an outage due to severe weather.
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