May 2, 2016

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This Week. The latest news and updates from BC Hydro.

May 2, 2016

An in-depth Forbes.com story about BC Hydro's battle to reduce electricity theft by marijuana grow-ops shows that we've already cut, in one year, about 80% of the estimated $100 million annually lost through theft. Also last week, the Alaska Highway News caught up with our CEO for a Q&A that touched on Site C, energy sales to the U.S. and our credit rating. And BC Hydro has gone to the Supreme Court to try to move the Site C protest camp from in front of our downtown Vancouver office.
How BC Hydro fought marijuana grow-ops stealing electricity

How BC Hydro fought marijuana grow-ops stealing electricity

A look at how an anti-theft strategy, enabled by a switch to digital meters, helped BC Hydro reduce electricity theft by an estimated 80%.

Read more on Forbes.com
Q&A with BC Hydro CEO Jessica McDonald

Q&A with BC Hydro CEO Jessica McDonald

The Alaska Highway news sat down with our CEO to discuss energy sales to Alberta, the Site C dam and BC Hydro’s credit rating.
Read more from the Alaska Highway News
BC Hydro files court claim to halt protest camp at office

BC Hydro goes to court to move illegal camp

BC Hydro has filed an injunction to prevent overnight camping on the grounds outside its office in Vancouver.
Learn more on bchydro.com
Photo of the week

Photo of the week

Late last month, local secondary students explored the John Hart Dam in Campbell River and got a hands-on experience with hydroelectric generation. Our employees spoke with the teenagers about career opportunities in fields like engineering and natural resources while highlighting the perks of working locally in your own backyard. Here's a shot of the group looking down at the large penstocks on site at the dam.
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