October 10, 2014

Planning for emergencies at BC Hydro & at home
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October 10, 2014
The season of rain, wind and power outages is almost upon us. And earthquakes can strike at any time along the Pacific's 'Ring of Fire'. This week we take a look at how BC Hydro prepares for emergencies, from upgrades to aging facilities to company-wide disaster planning. We start with our own emergency prep guru living through a quake in California, and we offer tips on how to survive a prolonged power outage (including what to do about the food in the fridge). ... And because it's Offtober, we celebrate the Nobel physics prize victory of three LED lighting pioneers.
Shaken awake by a California quake

Shaken awake by a California quake

Ben Peco leads emergency management and planning for BC Hydro, and he put his training to use when he experienced a 6.0 earthquake this summer. He shares his experience, and how BC Hydro is preparing the system and key facilities for earthquakes and other disasters.

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Nobel Prize panel loves LEDs, too

Nobel Prize panel loves LEDs, too

British Columbia has embraced LED lighting. And for this cool technology, we have to thank three scientists who just won a Nobel physics prize for their work on LEDs. Learn more
In a power outage, stay warm, keep food cold

In a power outage, stay warm, keep food cold

Find out how long your food will stay cold in the event of a power outage, tips for staying informed and entertained, and where to get the latest outage info. Learn more
Photo of the Week

Photo of the Week

We're updating facilities around the province to meet modern seismic standards, including the Ruskin Dam near Mission. Here, a 262,000 kg steel bulkhead holds back Hayward Lake for workers to construct the new spillway gate piers and gates.
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