November 7, 2016

This Week at BC Hydro
How we're battling power theft
 
This Week
The latest news and updates from BC Hydro

November 7, 2016

Hi [first_name],
A designed-in-Vancouver technology is helping BC Hydro to better detect electricity theft, especially theft of power via marijuana grow operations. Woodfibre has announced that it will be going ahead with B.C.'s first liquid natural gas (LNG) project, and that the Squamish-area facility will be powered by BC Hydro electricity. And record rains have filled our reservoirs on Vancouver Island, including the one at Comox Lake.

Grow-ops use up to 100 times more power than normal homes

Grow-ops use up to 100 times more power than normal homes

Sensors installed on our distribution power lines have helped us significantly reduce power theft by marijuana grow operations.

Read the story at cbc.ca

Clean power key to B.C.'s first LNG plant

Clean power key to B.C.'s first LNG plant

Woodfibre LNG says its facility near Squamish will use electricity for the energy-intensive liquefaction process at the plant. Read more at globeandmail.com


If you like waterfalls, check out Elk Falls

Heavy rains continue on Vancouver Island

A storm has shifted north, but flood risk is still high in areas of Vancouver Island. Read more at comoxvalleyecho.com


Our crews were busy repairing extensive damage caused by #BCStorm

Photo of the week

"Who" is the most endangered bird in Canada? There are less than 30 Northern Spotted Owls left in the country, all of which live in B.C. Our Fish and Wildlife Compensation Program partners are working with a breeding program in Langley to produce captive-born owls and increase numbers.

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