15 Results for BC Hydro

The Government of British Columbia has launched a comprehensive, two-phased review of BC Hydro. In the first phase of the review, government is working with BC Hydro to identify cost savings, efficiencies, new revenue streams and other changes, to keep electricity rates low and predictable over the long-term, while ensuring BC…

June 12, 2018 @ 8:45am

BC Hydro announced that it has signed a contract with ATB Riva Calzoni Hydro Canada Inc. to provide the hydromechanical equipment for the Site C project. The scope of the contract includes the design, supply, and commissioning of all gates, hoists, and embedded parts associated with the generating station and…

June 08, 2018 @ 9:09am

BC Hydro and the Vancouver School Board are revisiting the idea of building a new underground substation at the Lord Roberts Annex property in the city’s West End, and will begin consultation with the community in the coming weeks. BC Hydro’s electricity system in downtown Vancouver is aging and a…

April 13, 2018 @ 8:50am

BC Hydro has announced it plans to pursue negotiations for electricity purchase agreements with five First Nations’ clean energy projects through its Standing Offer and Micro Standing Offer programs. “Moving forward with the development of these energy projects is a step in the right direction in creating opportunities for First…

March 19, 2018 @ 8:36am

BC Hydro has announced that AFDE Partnership, a partnership between Aecon Constructors, Dragados Canada, Inc., Flatiron Constructors Canada Limited, and EBC Inc., has been selected as the preferred proponent for the Site C generating station and spillways civil works contract in northeast British Columbia. Subject to final contract award, The…

December 21, 2017 @ 11:02am

BC Hydro has filed an information response to the British Columbia Utilities Commission in regards to the ongoing inquiry to determine the future of the Site C Clean Energy Project. The letter, sent by BC Hydro president and CEO Chris O’Riley, includes a note that the cost of the project…

October 06, 2017 @ 12:31pm

Pattern Energy Group Inc. has announced the opening of its 179 megawatt (MW) Meikle Wind power project located in British Columbia, approximately 33 km north of Tumbler Ridge. “This project has been critical to the community for the past three years when other industries were leaving Tumbler Ridge,” said Don…

September 27, 2017 @ 6:45am

A request by the New Democratic Party to halt construction of the Site C clean energy project has been denied by BC Hydro. As report in The Globe and Mail, the NDP had made the request to delay elements of the construction until a full independent review could be conducted.…

June 09, 2017 @ 8:24am

A 400-metre long tension crack has appeared on a slope near a road construction site as part of the Site C Clean Energy Project. According to a BC Hydro information bulletin regarding the appearance of the crack: “Tension cracks are not unexpected in this area; however, this particular crack requires…

February 27, 2017 @ 8:29am

BC Hydro is introducing "seed", a proposed concept to upgrade downtown Vancouver’s electricity infrastructure while funding new community amenities like new schools, daycare spaces and park upgrades. Demand for electricity in downtown Vancouver is expected to grow by over 75 per cent in the next 30 years due to population…

January 24, 2017 @ 2:45pm

BC Hydro and its contractor, ATCO Two Rivers Lodging Group, announced the completion of the worker accommodation lodge, a significant project milestone for the Site C Clean Energy Project. The lodge – which includes 1,600 rooms and a wide variety of on-site amenities – has been completed on time and…

October 20, 2016 @ 6:50am

BC Hydro today signed the contract with InPower BC for the John Hart Generating  Station Replacement Project in Campbell River, British Columbia, which includes the construction of an innovative, underground powerhouse that will enhance public safety and improve the site’s environmental footprint. John Hart has provided clean, reliable power to…

February 28, 2014 @ 2:15pm

British Columbia’s Green Energy Advisory Task Force released a report this week with a number of recommendations that had already been made to the Province to help build its new Clean Energy Act. Blair Lekstrom, Minister of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources, said in a release this week, “We are…

April 30, 2010 @ 1:56pm

NaiKun Wind Energy Group Inc. and the Council of the Haida Nation have formed a partnership that could lead to the development of Canada's first offshore wind energy project. The NaiKun project is located in British Columbia's Hecate Strait, between Haida Gwaii (the Queen Charlotte Islands) and the mainland. The…

February 03, 2009 @ 11:45am

Plutonic Power's application for an environmental assessment certificate for the 130-megawatt Upper Toba Valley run-of-river hydroelectric project has been accepted by the BC Environmental Assessment Office. The Upper Toba Valley run-of-river project is comprised of three generation facilities on Jimmie Creek, Dalgleish Creek and the Upper Toba River and will…

September 24, 2008 @ 7:27am