March 16, 2015

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March 16, 2015
What does it take to lift a transmission tower that weighs as much as five cars? A helicopter longer than two city buses. Discovery Channel went behind the scenes this week to see how we're building the Interior to Lower Mainland transmission line. And one BC Hydro electrician shares his story about what it's like to live and work in Cranbrook.
A megaproject in the mountains

A megaproject in the mountains

How do you build a transmission line through some of B.C.'s most rugged terrain? That's what Discovery Channel's Daily Planet set out to find out. See how BC Hydro crews are building one of the biggest projects in B.C.

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Seeing the beauty in power lines

Seeing the beauty in power lines

Brandon Bryan doesn't see anything ugly when he looks at power lines. He sees an incredible network set against a beautiful sunrise, a common sight thanks to his work as an electrician for BC Hydro.
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Photo of the Week

Photo of the Week

BC Hydro electrician Brandon Bryan captured this shot of two male bighorn sheep on the access road to Aberfeldie Generating Station, on the Bull River, 35 kilometres east of Cranbrook. Brandon was part of a crew of electricians, mechanics and engineers doing maintenance work at Aberfeldie, which underwent $95 million in upgrades in 2009. The dam and generating station produces enough electricity to power 10,500 homes each year.
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