November 2, 2015

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November 2, 2015

As communities across B.C. grow, demand for electricity grows with them. And it's no different in Kamloops, where the population is expected to increase as much as 25% in the next two decades. That's why last week we announced plans for a new substation to help deliver reliable power to the growing southwest area. Building new substations is just one of the investments we're making to ensure that our electrical system remains reliable. We're investing $2.4 billion each year, but also working hard to keep our rates low. Our president and CEO Jessica McDonald shares more in a letter in the Times Colonist. And finally, students in Nakusp and New Denver are getting a glimpse of renewable energy up close, and working with our net metering program to do it.
New substation will help provide electricity in Kamloops

New substation will help provide electricity in Kamloops

Twenty years from now, Kamloops is expected to have 25% more people than it does today. To meet the growing demand for electricity, we're building a new substation to power the southwest area, to be in service by 2018.

Learn more from Kamloops BC Now
How we're working to keep rates low

How we're working to keep rates low

Our president and CEO Jessica McDonald shared a letter last week that outlines ways we're working to keep electricity rates in B.C. among the lowest in North America.
Read more from the Times Colonist
Is that tree healthy?

Students put new solar panels to work

Four students in Nakusp and New Denver helped install solar panels on the roof of two district schools. The panels are expected to generate enough electricity to power the equivalent of six homes a year.
Read more from Arrow Lakes News
Photo of the Week

Photo of the Week

We're taking a step back in time this week and looking at winter storm prep from years past. In this photo from 1971, crews in Surrey trim trees that are dangerously close to power lines. It's still an important part of our work today as we plan and maintain the system to ensure reliable service.
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