November 14, 2014

G.M. Shrum helps power winter for our customers
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November 14, 2014
Winter has arrived early in B.C., and it's keeping our crews busy as we work to restore power and keep the lights on for our customers. This week, we ponder the latest climate change report from the United Nations, and how a warming planet might affect our electrical system and seasonal weather in B.C.

We're also taking a close look at one of the ways that we meet the winter peak demand for power, the G.M. Shrum Generating Station. And have you ever wondered why power lines are louder in the rainy, wet weather? One of our transmission engineers has the answer.
Clean, renewable power a first for LNG in B.C.

G.M. Shrum Generating Station critical to meeting winter power needs

Every BC Hydro customer uses electricity that comes from W.A.C Bennett Dam and G.M. Shrum Generating Station. They're big, aging facilities, but upgrades and repairs are ensuring they continue to deliver reliable power when we need it most.

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Why are power lines louder in the rain?

Why are power lines louder in the rain?

It's the "sound of crowns" – the corona effect that you can sometimes hear from transmission lines in wet winter weather. Learn more
Climate change and what it means for B.C.

Climate change and what it means for B.C.

Human actions are causing severe effects on the climate system across the globe, but there's still time to make changes. That's the conclusion of the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Learn more
Photo of the Week

Photo of the Week

Our crews have been busy already repairing damage from winter storms and restoring power to customers, such as the fallen power line seen here on Vancouver Island.
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