RSS power outages feeds

BC Hydro customers are now able to view outage information through an RSS Feed that delivers updated information every 15 minutes. 

The Outage RSS Feeds will be limited to unplanned outage information (Current / Restored) grouped together by Region and/or Municipality. 

The RSS Feed service will be delivered as plain text/XML content and it can include special update messaging whenever it is posted during an escalated outage event.

By Region

All BC Hydro Territory
Central Interior
Lower Mainland / Sunshine Coast
Northern
Okanagan / Kootenay
Thompson / Shuswap
Vancouver Island North
Vancouver Island South

By Municipality

A-G H-P Q-Z

100 Mile House
Abbotsford
Agassiz
Aldergrove
Alert Bay
Anmore
Armstrong
Ashcroft
Beachcomber
Belcarra
Bella Bella
Bella Coola
Boston Bar
Bowen Island
Bowser
Burnaby
Burns Lake
Cache Creek
Cameron
Campbell River
Central Saanich
Chase
Chetwynd
Chilliwack
Clearwater
Clinton
Coldstream
Colwood
Comox
Coombs
Coquitlam
Courtenay
Craigs Crossing
Cranbrook
Cumberland
Dashwood
Dawson Creek
Deep Bay
Delta
Dolphin Beach
Duncan
Elkford
Enderby
Errington
Esquimalt
Fernie
Fort Langley
Fort Nelson
Fort St. James
Fort St. John
Fraser Lake
French Creek
Galiano Island
Gambier
Ganges
Gibsons
Gold River
Golden
Granisle

Harrison Hot Springs
Hazelton
Highlands
Hilliers
Hope
Horne Lake
Houston
Howe Sound
Hudsons Hope
Invermere
Kamloops
Kaslo
Keats
Kent
Kimberley
Kitimat
Ladner
Ladysmith
Lake Country
Lake Cowichan
Langford
Langley
Lillooet
Lions Bay
Logan Lake
Lumby
Lytton
Mackenzie
Maple Ridge
Masset
Mayne Island
Mcbride
Merritt
Metchosin
Mission
Nakusp
Nanaimo
Nanoose
New Denver
New Hazelton
New Westminster
North Cowichan
North Saanich
North Vancouver
Northwest Bay
Oak Bay
Parksville
Peachland
Pemberton
Pender Island
Pitt Meadows
Port Alberni
Port Alice
Port Clements
Port Coquitlam
Port Edward
Port Hardy
Port Mcneill
Port Moody
Pouce Coupe
Powell River
Prince George
Prince Rupert

Qualicum Bay
Qualicum Beach
Queen Charlotte
Quesnel
Radium Hot Springs
Revelstoke
Richmond
Rosedale
Saanich
Salmon Arm
Sardis
Saturna Island
Sayward
Sechelt
Sechelt Indian Gover
Sicamous
Sidney
Silverton
Slocan
Smithers
Sooke
Spallumcheen
Sparwood
Squamish
Stewart
Stikine
Summerland
Sunshine Coast
Surrey
Tahsis
Taylor
Telkwa
Terrace
Tofino
Tsawwassen
Tumbler Ridge
Ucluelet
UBC Endowment Lands
Valemount
Vancouver
Vanderhoof
Vernon
Victoria
View Royal
Wells
West Vancouver
Westbank
Whistler
White Rock
Williams Lake
Yale
Zeballos

Frequently asked questions

What information will the RSS Feeds provide?

  • Current Outage or Restored Outage
  • Municipality
  • Time Off
  • Estimated Time of Restoration (ETR)
  • # of Customers Affected
  • Outage Type / Cause
  • Approx. Area Affected
  • Last Updated

How up-to-date is the outage information?
Outage information is updated every fifteen minutes.

How do I speed up/slow down the frequency of the updates?
If you are using an application-based RSS Reader then it most likely has an option to modify desktop alerts to your preference. Because all RSS Readers are different we cannot provide exact instructions on modifying this setting but try looking for Tools, Options, and/or Alerts.

Why can’t I see the outage details?
Some Web browsers offer Live Bookmarks which may not provide all outage info as intended.

Why do I see Current and Restored Information for the same outage??
Dependent on your RSS Reader, it will automatically retain previously delivered information which could result in multiple entries for the same outage.  In these instances, you will want to look at when the information was posted and/or last updated.

Furthermore, any updates to the ETR or outage information will result in additional Feeds. Again, referring to the last updated time will confirm which information is the most recent and accurate.

Does BC Hydro offer any other proactive outage notification services?
Yes. If you are a BC Hydro Business customer and have an online Your Account profile you can register for the Outage Notification Service. This service will provide proactive outage information for unplanned outages for individual facilities.