March 13, 2017

This Week at BC Hydro
Seed plan won't go ahead
 
This Week
The latest news and updates from BC Hydro

March 13, 2017

BC Hydro CEO Jessica McDonald announced this week that we won't be going ahead with an innovative plan to go underground with two substations in downtown Vancouver, citing the City of Vancouver's asking price for land and the timelines attached as the reasons seed is being shelved. We're also seeking public input into our route recommendation for a much-needed transmission line between Coquitlam and Vancouver. And we've filed an application with the British Columbia Utilities Commission to remove our 60-year-old dam on the Salmon River on Vancouver Island.

'This shift makes extra costs prohibitive'

'This shift makes extra costs prohibitive'

BC Hydro's CEO announces that an underground substations plan in downtown Vancouver – one that would have offered money for new schools, daycare spaces and park upgrades – won't go ahead.

Read more at vancouversun.com

Public to weigh in on new Metro transmission line

Public to weigh in on new Metro transmission line

With Metro Vancouver's energy needs growing by an estimated 40% over the next 20 years, we've proposed the route for a new transmission line. Read more at cbc.ca


Benefits to fish drive proposal to remove dam

Benefits to fish drive proposal to remove dam

Coho and steelhead migrate past the dam on the Salmon River, but not as easily as with the dam removed. More at campbellrivermirror.com


Have you explored Buntzen Lake? This rec site looks much the same as it did 45 years ago when this shot was taken.

Photo of the week

Have you explored Buntzen Lake? This rec site looks much the same as it did 45 years ago when this shot was taken. The lake has been instrumental in our system since 1903 when it was used to power Vancouver's first hydroelectric plant.

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