July 27, 2015

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July 27, 2015
Last week, BC Hydro worked with firefighting crews and provincial emergency officials to restore power to customers affected by the Westside Road wildfire. Diesel generators supplied power to some temporarily. Over the weekend, crews were able to access and repair a power line damaged by the fire. And a story in the Vancouver Sun shares some perspective from BC Hydro about the potential for geothermal energy in B.C.
Westside fire update: diesel generators offer power as crews continue to fight wildfire

Westside fire update: diesel generators offer power as crews continue to fight wildfire

After crews de-energized a line to support firefighting efforts, customers near the Westside Road fire have been served with rotating power and late last week, we brought in diesel generators to provide power. Crews worked to assess the damage and were able to make repairs to equipment to get customers back this past weekend.

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Geothermal power: it could work, but still risky

Geothermal power: it could work, but still risky

Proposals for geothermal energy in B.C. are promising, according to a new study, but senior technology specialist Alex Tu explains why it's still a risky industry at this point.
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Photo of the Week

Photo of the Week

The brand new W.A.C. Bennett Dam Visitor Centre near Hudson's Hope features a wide range of new exhibits, interactive displays and stunning views. Don't miss the tour that takes visitors 500 feet underground for a unique behind-the-scenes look at one of the world's largest earth-fill structures. The centre is open seven days a week, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. until Labour Day. Learn more at bchydro.com/bennett.
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