May 30, 2016

Booming Surrey to get new substation BCHydro Power smart
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May 30, 2016

It's no surprise to anyone who has visited Surrey in the past few years that the area is experiencing rapid growth, and electricity demand in the city is expected to grow another 35% in the next decade. That's why we're adding a new substation in Fleetwood. A narrow Richmond park that sits under power lines just got a dramatic facelift – in form of a huge patch of wildflowers – that will be a boost to bees that need all the help they can get. Also this week, BC Hydro responds to a statement by the Royal Society of Canada about Site C.
As Surrey grows, new substation is on the way

As Surrey grows, new substation is on the way

Demand for electricity in Surrey has increased by 28% over the past 10 years. That's why we're building a new substation in Fleetwood and shutting down four aging smaller substations.

Read more on bchydro.com
Park is safer, and bees love it

Park is safer, and bees love it

A wildflower pasture designed to help pollinators was the creative solution at a park under power lines in Richmond.
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BC Hydro responds to criticism of Site C project

BC Hydro responds to criticism of Site C

BC Hydro has fired back against the Royal Society of Canada, saying it has no record of the Society taking part in the exhaustive environmental process completed in 2014.
Learn more at energeticcity.ca
Photo of the week

Photo of the week

Cranbrook secondary students got hands-on experience practising safety and trades skills with our team. Teens attended Project Heavy Duty where they tried out some of the duties performed by our linemen while getting an inside look at a potential career path.
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