June 8, 2015

Mica delivers when B.C. is hungry for power
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June 8, 2015
We're taking a look at dams this week, from how they meet spikes in power demand, to the economic benefits anticipated from Site C. We go behind the scenes at Mica Dam to learn how it delivers power when Vancouver and the Island need it the most. Two new units at Mica will help meet the growing demand for power for years to come. And a new report by Central 1 Credit Union about B.C.'s economic outlook confirms that Site C will contribute to growing non-residential investment in B.C.
1970s powerhouse heads to the future with two new units to meet growing demand

1970s powerhouse heads to the future with two new units to meet growing demand

Mica Dam and Generating Station sits inside a mountain, and is an impressive sight to see. The dam is taller than any building in Vancouver and the underground powerhouse was once the largest in the world. Today, the engineering vision first planned in 1973 is being completed with two new units coming online.

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Site C dam will contribute to B.C.'s economic growth: new report

Site C dam will contribute to B.C.'s economic growth: new report

British Columbia will lead Canadian economic growth over the next three years, according to a new report, and some of that growth is thanks to the major investment of the Site C dam, along with other projects.
Read the report from Central 1 Credit Union
Photo of the Week

Photo of the Week

Peace region employee Perry inspects the scroll case and turbine blades inside generating unit 4 at Peace Canyon Dam. The scroll case or spiral case is a spiral-shaped area surrounding the turbine, and speeds up the water and gives it movement to spin the turbines. The units at Peace Canyon are some of the largest in the system.
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