May 4, 2015

Crews work to fix underground power cables
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May 4, 2015
Crews made complex repairs to underground power lines in downtown Vancouver last week. We take a look at how they made the repairs, and at how we recently added transmission capacity – including a new substation at Mount Pleasant – to the downtown. Work on an important part of the Site C Clean Energy Project has been awarded: Two Rivers Lodging Group will build accommodation for 1,600 workers on the project. And finally, a look at how our crews dealt with the aftermath of a late-season windstorm in northern B.C.
Quick work by BC Hydro crews restores power to city core

Quick work by BC Hydro crews restores power to city core

Damage to underground power lines in downtown Vancouver left 1,000 customers without power last week. Crews had to make complex, manual repairs to get the lights back on.

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Quality accommodation on Site C will help attract and retain workers

Quality housing at Site C will help attract, retain workers

1,600 workers on the Site C dam site will be housed in self-sufficient accommodation built by Two Rivers Lodging Group. At a time of high demand for skilled workers, creating a nice place to stay is just one way the project expects to attract and retain workers.
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Big wind in northern B.C. as April goes out like a lion

Big wind in northern B.C. as April goes out like a lion

Damage by strong wind gusts along the northern coast, clocking in at more than 100 km per hour, forced BC Hydro crews to work round-the-clock to restore power to 8,900 customers.
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Photo of the Week

Photo of the Week

BC Hydro employee Chris Beers snapped this great shot of a northern pygmy owl at John Hart Generating Station in Campbell River.
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