November 30, 2015

Major civil works for Site C worth more than $1.5 B BCHydro Power smart
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November 30, 2015

Last week, we announced a critical part of building the Site C dam: the more than $1.5 billion civil works contract has been awarded to a partnership with strong ties to the Peace River region. It's the largest contract we've ever awarded on the largest infrastructure project in B.C. history. When it comes to safety, don't overlook fallen power lines. Knowing our safety tips could save your life. And in the Kootenays, a $15-million project will upgrade a 1970s-era substation for the next three decades.
Major transmission line from Merritt to Coquitlam now complete

Peace River Hydro Partners named preferred proponent for contract worth more than $1.5B

Site C is the biggest project in our history, and last week, we announced the successful proponent for the largest contract, expected to create thousands of jobs. With ties to the local region in Fort St. John and Charlie Lake, Peace River Hydro Partners won the civil works contract for building the earth-filled dam, the spillways, and the diversionary tunnels.

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Intense storm hammers Fraser Valley, Lower Mainland, Vancouver Island

Fallen power lines are dangerous: spread the word

Storms can bring down trees and branches – which can bring down power lines onto roads, sidewalks and private property. Do you know what to do if you come across a fallen power line while driving? Learn these tips – and let others know.
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CTV News heads inside tunnels of John Hart project in Campbell River

$15 million in upgrades for Winsor Substation near Elko

For the first time since it was built in 1970, the Winsor substation in the Kootenay region is set to expand. A $15 million project will replace poles and install new equipment so the station can serve almost double the number of customers for the next 30 years.
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Photo of the Week

Photo of the Week

The Interior to Lower Mainland Transmission project team was creative when it came to doing the gardening. A herd of some 300 goats were brought in and allowed to roam one of the fields surrounding our infrastructure in order to help with the control of invasive plants. This happily munching group was part of a field trial conducted in ranch country near Merritt.
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