Stay up to date on all things BC Hydro with social media
From videos to key outages updates, we've got it covered.
Have you followed us on Twitter and Instagram? If not, you might have missed some of our latest posts, like this video of a baby cub who was recently found up a power pole in Port Hardy.
Watch as our team works to safely coax the bear down the pole back to solid ground.
Our crews responded to a unique call last Saturday when it was reported that a bear cub had climbed 50 feet to the top of a 25,000-volt power pole. After the line was de-energized, the crews on-site were able to safely coax the bear down the pole away from the danger of the lines. The bear seemed unharmed and ran into the nearby bushes after coming down. #bears #bearsofinstagram #wildlife #bearrescue
We're working to keep our customers informed with updates across our channels. Twitter, Facebook and Instagram offer different looks on the latest stories happening at BC Hydro.
Follow along for updates during power outages, hear about the latest news, and get a behind-the-scenes look at work taking place across the province.
Stay informed when you follow our most active channel. Get real-time progress reports for typical outages in your community, as well as important information during large storms.
You'll also see the best content from our newsletters including announcements, operational updates and conservation tips.
Here's some of the latest from our feed:
Outage information is updated as it is supplied from our crews in the field.
We share reminders on how to stay safe around damaged power lines, especially during a storm.
This June, we kept our followers updated during a unique event where we brought in crews from all over the province to perform extensive upgrades in the Lake Cowichan area with real-time photos of the work taking place.
Here's a popular story from one of our recent newsletters discussing the latest in electric vehicles.
Our Facebook page is updated daily with the latest photos, announcements and interesting stories. Save money and power as we share ideas on how you can cut down on your usage. Our videos, infographics, and tips from our conservation tip will help you save on your BC Hydro bill.
Stay on top of important developments, such as updates during large power outages, planned outages for maintenance work and community events near you.
Here's what our audience has recently seen on our page:
We posted a video showing the extent of recent flooding in Dawson Creek which caused large outages and damage to our infrastructure.
We keep regional followers across B.C. informed about planned maintenance outages and upgrades scheduled in their community.
Our line of work takes our crews all over the province. From inside some of B.C.'s biggest dams to up a power pole, see photos and videos from the field showcasing the amazing work we do, and the interesting sights we encounter along the way.
You'll also see old photographs from our long history in B.C. every #ThrowbackThursday, and get ideas on how to save electricity with GIFs every #TipsTuesday.
Here are a couple of shots from our account:
Our employee captured his team performing maintenance work at a substation in just the right light.
A bit of wire can go a long way, including warding off lightning damage. Two of our Power Line Technicians made their way up a tower at the Forest View Substation in Powell River to clip in a shield cable which will be one of several compassing the station. In the event of a lightning strike, this steel-based wire will ground the electricity safely conducting it away from infrastructure helping to avoid service interruption.
Find easy tips for how to cut down on your electricity usage every #TipsTuesday.
We take a look at our history once a week with old photographs for #ThrowbackThursday
Our employees aren’t the only ones who visit some of our sites. Occasionally, wildlife stops by for a visit as well.
Everybody’s curious about the upgrades going on at the John Hart Dam in Campbell River, even the resident wildlife. One of our team members found this little guy hanging out on top of a fence getting a better look at the construction work taking place. Over the next 4 years, he’ll see new tunnel construction, penstock replacements and an underground station to improve the efficiency of generation at the dam.
Our CEO is on Twitter
We're always looking for new ways to interact with our customers. Our President and CEO Jessica McDonald is sharing her thoughts on our business, interesting energy news from around B.C., the latest technology innovations, and moments with our employees.
Follow Jessica McDonald's Twitter account @bchydroceo.