September 2020

Your say in energy planning
 
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September 2020

Notice that Connected arrived a little later than usual this month? We held it back to stay in step with the release of Clean Power 2040, your chance to have your say – via online surveys and workshops – as we plan for the future of clean energy in B.C. As summer draws to a close, we have a back-to-work/back-to-school gear guide that features everything from pandemic masks to Bluetooth headphones, electric bikes, scooters, and a car. Meanwhile, two tunnels and some really big rocks play a huge role this month in river diversion work at the Site C Clean Energy Project, and lessons learned as three apartment complexes install electric vehicle chargers in their building's parking areas.

Have your say in B.C.'s clean energy future

Have your say in B.C.'s clean energy future

Should we "electrify" more of life and industry in B.C. to avoid the use of fossil fuels? What new technology should we explore to manage our power system? We want to hear from you.

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Fall gear guide: Making it work as the pandemic rolls on

Fall gear guide: Making it work as the pandemic rolls on

Whether you're in the office, in school, or in your home office, we've got stuff to make the new normal more productive. Learn more


Rocks the size of cars convince a river to move

Rocks the size of cars convince a river to move

Before you start building a dam, you need a dry place to work. How it's being done at Site C. Learn more


Three stratas, three different solutions for EV charging

Three stratas, three different solutions for EV charging

Stratas tell their stories of adding electric car charging to the parking areas of their apartment buildings. Learn more

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Join Team Power Smart, enter the contest

It's free to join, and if you do it today, you can enter to win this month's contest prize of a $150 Best Buy gift card.

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