March 6, 2017

This Week at BC Hydro
Milestone for Revelstoke 6 project
 
This Week
The latest news and updates from BC Hydro

March 6, 2017

We've applied for an environmental certificate so that we can add a sixth turbine at Revelstoke Dam, part of our plan to help meet the expected 40% increase in B.C. electricity demand over the next 20 years. And we've just completed $29 million in upgrades and expansion at the Fort St. John substation. We also look at how the Cowichan Valley Regional district hopes to save $3,100 a year on electricity each year after installing a solar-panel system at a recycling centre.

BC Hydro applies to add sixth turbine at Revelstoke

BC Hydro applies to add sixth turbine at Revelstoke

Originally built in the 1980s, the Revelstoke Dam and Powerhouse added a fifth turbine in 2010. And we need to add a sixth by 2026.

Read more at revelstokemountaineer.com

Substation upgraded at Fort St. John

Substation upgraded at Fort St. John

BC Hydro expects energy demand in Fort St. John, Taylor and the surrounding area to increase by about 2% a year over the next decade. Read more at energeticcity.ca


Recycling centre goes solar

Recycling centre goes solar

Cowichan Valley has installed 88 solar panels on the roofs of recycling centre buildings, and connected them to the BC Hydro grid. Read more at cowichanvalleycitizen.com


Snowy conditions throughout the day call for emptying our bucket trucks at sunset

Photo of the week

Snowy conditions throughout the day call for emptying our bucket trucks at sunset. One of our team members took on the task of clearing out a few on site at our Surrey offices after recent snowfall.

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