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B.C. Hydro studies indicate mobile homes use 50 per cent more electricity than other home type. (File Photo)

Heating costs run high for mobile homes, but BC Hydro offers tips

Most mobile home customers in B.C. are low-income, seniors

 

(RCMP photo)

40K BC Hydro customers without power the morning after 170K lost power due to winter storm

Crews have restored power to 130,000 as of 6:30 a.m.

 

British Columbians are using virtual methods to stay connected this holiday season (Pixabay)

BC Hydro predicts an electricity-usage high this COVID-19 holiday season

Zoom is the number one downloaded app this year, as more people connect digitally

 

Snow clings to tree branches as a woman crosses a street in Vancouver, on Tuesday, February 12, 2019. British Columbia’s electrical supplier says homeowners are not ready for the upcoming winter storm season even though many households report they weathered COVID-19-related closures and shortages earlier this year. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

BC Hydro warns toilet paper stockpiles won’t help when storms cut power

Crown utility says its data show there has been a 117 per cent increase in storms over the past several years

Snow clings to tree branches as a woman crosses a street in Vancouver, on Tuesday, February 12, 2019. British Columbia’s electrical supplier says homeowners are not ready for the upcoming winter storm season even though many households report they weathered COVID-19-related closures and shortages earlier this year. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
More and more electric cars are on the road, but one Chevy Bolt owner was shocked to see how much his BC Hydro bill skyrocketed once he started charging the vehicle. (Black Press file photo)

Lower Mainland man sees significant spike in BC Hydro bill after buying electrical vehicle

An increase should be expected, but Brian Chwiendacz experienced a 200-plus per cent hike

More and more electric cars are on the road, but one Chevy Bolt owner was shocked to see how much his BC Hydro bill skyrocketed once he started charging the vehicle. (Black Press file photo)
(The Canadian Press)

Sleeping in, showering less: BC Hydro says power use changes since pandemic

Many people are also cooking and baking more than before the pandemic

(The Canadian Press)
The BC Hydro dam at Alouette Lake. (Contributed)

BC Hydro seeing 10% dip in electricity demand, concerned about reservoir spillover

B.C. could see a decrease in electricity use double that of the 2008 recession by April 2021

The BC Hydro dam at Alouette Lake. (Contributed)
The Heiltsuk Nation installs heat pumps in Bella Bella in February 2018. (Ecotrust Canada/Submitted photo)

Prince Rupert-based charity launches energy security campaign

Ecotrust Canada campaigning for basic energy rebate, housing renewal strategy

The Heiltsuk Nation installs heat pumps in Bella Bella in February 2018. (Ecotrust Canada/Submitted photo)
BC Hydro has halted planned outages for residential areas across B.C. as COVID-19 keeps more people at home. (Photo via BC Hydro)

BC Hydro halts planned residential outages as COVID-19 keeps people at home

Utility company creates bill assistance program, crisis fund

BC Hydro has halted planned outages for residential areas across B.C. as COVID-19 keeps more people at home. (Photo via BC Hydro)
Cheslatta Carrier Nation and Rio Tinto sign a historic agreement

Cheslatta Carrier Nation and Rio Tinto sign a historic agreement

Co-operation crucial to stem dropping Nechako Reservoir level

Cheslatta Carrier Nation and Rio Tinto sign a historic agreement
A tree fell on a transmission line damaging five structures right outside Prince Rupert. (BC Hydro photo)

Helicopter used to fix broken transmission lines outside Prince Rupert

A tree fell on a transmission line damaging five BC Hydro structures

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A tree fell on a transmission line damaging five structures right outside Prince Rupert. (BC Hydro photo)
BC Hydro finds most British Columbians don’t know what to do when they see a downed power line. (BC Hydro photo)

Increase in downed power lines in B.C., how to stay safe

BC Hydro study finds a third of British Columbians may be putting themselves at risk

BC Hydro finds most British Columbians don’t know what to do when they see a downed power line. (BC Hydro photo)
Reservoir behind Mica Dam, one of dams constructed under terms of the Columbia River Treaty. (Bonneville Power Ad)

B.C., U.S. negotiators want big changes to Columbia River Treaty

Flood control deal expires in 2024, value of electricity falling

Reservoir behind Mica Dam, one of dams constructed under terms of the Columbia River Treaty. (Bonneville Power Ad)
Old mechanized clocks will be running 1.5 minutes faster this weekend in Prince Rupert and surrounding area while BC Hydro crews conduct maintenance. (Pixabay photo)

Get islanded in Prince Rupert this weekend

Old clocks to run 1.5 minutes fast while BC Hydro conducts repairs on main grid

Old mechanized clocks will be running 1.5 minutes faster this weekend in Prince Rupert and surrounding area while BC Hydro crews conduct maintenance. (Pixabay photo)
BC Hydro is investigating the cause of a power outage in Prince Rupert on June 18. (File photo)

Power goes out for more than 2,300 in Prince Rupert

Many lost power briefly overnight on June 18

BC Hydro is investigating the cause of a power outage in Prince Rupert on June 18. (File photo)
U.S. President Donald Trump meets with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at the G7 meeting in Quebec, June 8, 2018. (Prime Minister’s Office)

Talks to begin with Trump administration on Columbia River Treaty renewal

U.S. wants to pay less for flood control, B.C. wants agriculture recognized

U.S. President Donald Trump meets with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at the G7 meeting in Quebec, June 8, 2018. (Prime Minister’s Office)
Construction continues on the Site C dam project in northeastern B.C., with an estimated cost of more than $10 billion and completion expected in 2024. (B.C. Hydro)

NDP looks for ways to rein in B.C. Hydro rates

Internal review looks for cost cutting, new revenue sources

Construction continues on the Site C dam project in northeastern B.C., with an estimated cost of more than $10 billion and completion expected in 2024. (B.C. Hydro)
A motor vehicle incident involving a dump truck has knocked out power for more than 100 customers in Prince Rupert. (Philip Grayson photo)
A motor vehicle incident involving a dump truck has knocked out power for more than 100 customers in Prince Rupert. (Philip Grayson photo)
A BC Hydro employee works on a line in Prince Rupert in 2017. (Matthew Allen / The Northern View)

Vandalism not the cause of two power outages in Prince Rupert

BC Hydro reported 2,932 customers briefly out of power on March 22

A BC Hydro employee works on a line in Prince Rupert in 2017. (Matthew Allen / The Northern View)
Clocks tick faster while BC Hydro recovers tower damaged by avalanche

Clocks tick faster while BC Hydro recovers tower damaged by avalanche

North Coast, B.C. continues to rely on power generated by the Prince Rupert Gas Plant

Clocks tick faster while BC Hydro recovers tower damaged by avalanche