October 24, 2014

How do we restore power in storms? Infographic
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October 24, 2014
High winds and rain left 80,000 customers in the Lower Mainland, on Vancouver Island and on the Sunshine Coast without power at the peak of Tuesday night's storm this week. The hardest hit area (for outages) was Surrey. More than 38,000 customers were affected. It's a strong reminder that power outages can occur any time, but especially during winter storm season. Take a look at our infographic about storm season and how we work to restore your power.

This week, we're also highlighting the important relationship that we have with the communities we serve. One example is our Community Champions program which funds innovative sustainability initiatives across B.C. Meanwhile, sustainability will also be the focus as the public is invited to test-drive electric vehicles outside our main BC Hydro office in downtown Vancouver.
When the lights go out, we get to work

When the lights go out, we get to work

If you've experienced a power outage during a winter storm, you probably just want to know when power will be back. Take a look at how our crews respond to outages in storms and what it takes to get the lights back on for everyone.

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Local groups deliver on sustainability

Local groups deliver on sustainability

Our Community Champions program helps communities dedicated to making a real difference to the future of sustainability in B.C. Learn more
Test drive the latest electric vehicles

Test drive the latest electric vehicles

BC Hydro is supporting electric vehicle technology, and next Monday, October 27, drivers can test drive electric vehicles for themselves in Vancouver. Learn more
Photo of the Week

Photo of the Week

British Columbia's beautiful and rugged terrain can be a challenge for BC Hydro's electricity system. This transmission tower on a remote island in the Skeena River needed urgent repairs at its base to combat erosion.
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