November 9, 2015

Two new turbines at Mica almost complete BC Hydro Power smart
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November 9, 2015

Mica Dam stands 240 metres tall – taller than Vancouver's Shangri-La building. It's one of the most important dams in our system. Two new turbines are bringing to life a plan that started when the dam was built in the 1970s, and the Revelstoke Review got an impressive behind-the-scenes look at the action. Action on Site C is 100 days in; it's been just over three months since construction began on the earliest part of site preparation for B.C.'s biggest-ever construction project. And we take a look at how innovative submarine cable technology is meeting the challenge of tough terrain – on B.C.'s ocean floor.
Two new turbines kicking into high gear at Mica Dam north of Revelstoke

Two new turbines kicking into high gear at Mica Dam north of Revelstoke

When a fifth turbine at Mica Dam went into service last year, it was just a part of a $900 million project to realize the original vision for one of our largest dams. Now, the sixth and final turbine is in place, and almost ready to deliver power. The Revelstoke Review went on a tour through the cavernous underground powerhouse and saw the project firsthand.

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Site C construction: 100 days in

Site C construction: 100 days in

It's been just over three months since Site C construction began, and over 600 people have been working in the early stages of construction. Work such as upgrading roads, vegetation clearing, and building a camp for the 1,600 construction workers is well underway.
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Innovative cable crossing to power Quadra Island?

Innovative cable crossing to power Quadra Island

Strong tides between Campbell River and Quadra Island make it tricky to install and maintain underwater power cables; one set lasted only 12 years before breaking down. But new, heavier cables, a first of their kind for BC Hydro, should last at least 30 years.
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Photo of the Week

Photo of the Week

Things are looking bright at Ruskin dam. Built in the 1930's, the Lower Mainland dam was in need of upgrades including equipment replacement and safety improvements. The six-year-long project began in 2012 and is well on its way to becoming seismically stable in order to continue to provide reliable power for decades to come.
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