September 12, 2016

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September 12, 2016

Since 2008 we've been renovating the now 86-year-old Ruskin Dam & Powerhouse near Mission, and we're entering the final phase, with completion expected by 2018. And we continue to put the word out about safety at our substations after a man who was burned by contact with a transformer is now facing break-and-enter charges . Also, a heads-up that the Fish & Wildlife Compensation Program is accepting applications in the Peace region, and kudos to our subsidiary Powertech Labs – subject of our Photo of the Week – for making the Vancouver Sun's list of B.C.'s fastest-growing companies.
Originally built in 1930, Ruskin dam gets reboot

Originally built in 1930, Ruskin dam gets reboot

A words & video update to $748 million worth of renovations to Ruskin Dam that are now entering the final phase.

See the Maple Ridge News
Substation trespasser to face charges

Burned at substation, man faces charges

A suspect who was burned at a BC Hydro substation is facing break-and-enter charges with the Vancouver police.
Read more at cbc.ca
Funds will help fish and wildlife in Peace Region

Funds will help fish and wildlife in Peace Region

Applications for the Williston and Dinosaur watersheds are being accepted now through the Fish and Wildlife Compensation Program.
Read more at the Prince George Citizen
Photo of the week

Photo of the week

These towers are part of a high voltage setup at Powertech Labs in Surrey, where testing is conducted to locate faults in cables which cause power interruptions. Recently, the team was using drones and small car-like machines to patrol the lines to detect fault locations.
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