March 21, 2016

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March 21, 2016

Not everyone is cut out to climb 50 feet in the air and balance on a small platform in high winds and driving rain. But for those that love the work, being a power line technician with BC Hydro is one of the most rewarding – and risky – jobs out there. In Prince George, our beautification program means that a new downtown park is on its way. And across B.C., Canada, and the globe, people powered down for Earth Hour on Saturday March 19. BC Hydro customers can use MyHydro to see how they did.
'Storm troopers' are the only ones who can help get the lights back on

Power line technicians are the only ones who can help get the lights back on

What kind of person heads out in the dark and the rain to get the lights back on during a storm? This feature from the Province takes a look at our power line technician apprentice program to find out, and what kind of training it takes.

Read more in The Province
Prince George one step closer to a new park thanks to BC Hydro work

Prince George one step closer to a new park thanks to BC Hydro work

A long-awaited city park is coming to downtown Prince George, now that some power lines have been moved underground. The complex work to remove power poles was part of the beautification program offered across B.C. to help municipalities move power lines underground.
Learn more from CKPG TV
B.C. powers down for Earth Hour; track your efforts in MyHydro

B.C. powers down for Earth Hour; track your efforts in MyHydro

The ninth annual Earth Hour event took place this past Saturday, to raise awareness for conservation around the globe. This year, BC Hydro wasn't able to track province-wide savings, but British Columbians can see how they compared to previous weeks using MyHydro.
Learn more from the CBC
Photo of the week

Photo of the week

The recently completed Interior to Lower Mainland transmission line is a 500-kilovolt line running from Merritt to Coquitlam, spanning a distance of 250 kilometres. This new line loses less electricity during transportation compared to older lines, and is just one project that will help to provide reliable power to the Lower Mainland, one of the areas in B.C. where demand is highest.
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