January 2019

A look back at the big storm
 
Connected
News & Energy Savings Tips from BC Hydro

January 2019

2018 ended with a bit of a bang, particularly for customers on Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands. That's because the windstorm that hit on December 20, 2018 was the biggest one BC Hydro has ever experienced. Now that we're in the new year, we're offering smart tech tips to keep your resolutions on track, hearing from one Victoria kid who put Dave's safety tips to use, and reminding you about one way to stay warm and comfortable through the rest of the winter.

It was the biggest, most damaging storm we've ever seen

It was the biggest, most damaging storm we've ever seen

The storm that rocked the South Coast in late December knocked out power to more customers than any other storm, damaged more equipment, and took more crews and resources than any event we've ever faced. All in, more than 750,000 customers lost power at one point.

Learn more

Not your Grandma's slippers: fun, furry – and functional

Not your Grandma's slippers: fun, furry – and functional

If you're looking to be more comfortable and cut your heating costs in 2019, think bottoms (of your feet) up. Learn more


Thanks to Dave, one kid in Victoria knew what to do

Thanks to Dave, one kid in Victoria knew what to do

A real-life Down.Danger.Dial. story: Christian encountered a fallen power line on his way to school. Don't worry – the story has a happy ending, thanks to some BC Hydro videos. Learn more


Alexa, can I join BC Hydro's smart speaker trial?

Alexa, can I join BC Hydro's smart speaker trial?

Do you own an Amazon Echo? Join our smart speaker trial to see how your virtual assistant can help you save energy and manage your bill. Learn more

Recently on BCHydro.com

5 tips and gadgets to keep your New Year's resolutions on track

Most New Year's resolutions fail by early spring – but it doesn't have to be that way. Whether you're hoping to travel or start a healthy habit, a look at how smart tech and some smartphone apps can help. Learn more

New John Hart generating station now in-service

The old John Hart generating station in Campbell River was in operation since 1947. Now a new $1.093 billion facility has taken its place, improving seismic stability and fish habitat. Learn more

It's easier online

Visit bchydro.com and log in to MyHydro to manage your account online.

Learn more

Join Team Power Smart

Join Team Power Smart, then start a Challenge that could earn you $50 if you save 10% over 12 months. Enter this month to win $150 to spend at The Home Depot.

Join the team

$50

Connect with us:

Facebook Twitter Instagram YouTube