October 31, 2014

Calgary not alone in downtown outage
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October 31, 2014
Delivering safe, reliable electricity to our customers is our number one priority, but it isn't always easy. That's something Calgary learned earlier this month when underground infrastructure was damaged in a fire, and thousands of downtown Calgary customers lost power for days. And in fact, something similar happened here in B.C. six years ago. Learn how we're upgrading our system so that it doesn't happen again.

Accidents and fallen power lines are another cause for outages, and they increase during storm season. We take a look at a recent accident, and what you can do to keep yourself and others safe.
Downtown Calgary outage echoes July 2008 outage in Vancouver

Downtown Calgary outage echoes July 2008 outage in Vancouver

Earlier this month, thousands of ENMAX customers in downtown Calgary were faced with a prolonged power outage after an underground fire severely damaged electrical cables. We take a look at a similar outage in Vancouver six years ago, and share how we're working to improve reliability.

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Use our tips to stay safe around fallen power lines

Use our tips to stay safe around fallen power lines

A recent accident offered a good reminder of the importance of knowing how to stay safe during winter storm season. Power line technicians and first responders will work to ensure safety, but you play an important role, too. Learn more
Photo of the Week

Photo of the Week

This week, our downtown Vancouver office played host to some of the latest electric vehicles as part of Electric Mobility Canada's Ride and Drive event. We're preparing the system for cars like the Nissan Leaf, pictured here.
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