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BC Hydro: ‘Don’t be Left in the Dark’

Monday, November 16, 2015 @ 11:44 AM

Prince George, B.C. – Today’s wind warning from Environment Canada has prompted BC Hydro to remind Prince George residents to be prepared in the event of possible power outages.

“And being prepared means starting ahead of time and not being caught in the dark,” says spokesperson Bob Gammer. “We would suggest developing a plan and sharing it with your family.”

Gammer says that plan should include accounting for what you would need should the power go out.

“You should consider an emergency kit that could look after you and your family for the first 72 hours, and this is common for other kinds of natural disasters like earthquakes or large devastating storms you might see.”

He says that kit should include the following:

– non-perishable food items
– warm blankets
– flashlights and extra batteries

Gammer says BC Hydro is also in preparation mode for the forecasted storm.

“That includes software, weather forecasting and just giving our crews the heads up that they could be activated to move from their usual daytime operations and activities to restoration response.”

Today’s wind warning is forecasting wind gusts of 50-70 km this afternoon and up to 90 km tonight.


maybe if Hydro spent a little time during the off windy times and trimmed back trees from the power lines we might not have as many outages.
MOid you once the smart meters are actually activated they can have power outages anytime they want. The meters are remotely controlled and can be turned on and off at their pleasure and when they can make more money with the power elsewhere.
Google it and you will find this out for yourself.

Trimming trees back from the power lines would be a monumental task. It’s probably cheaper to repair the lines then do that.

Bcracer are you talking about Enron ? If not who ?

Bcracer the smart meters are activated. Go to the hydro web you will find yours.

The trees are constantly trimmed there are thousands of kilometers of lines.

I don’t suppose there are statistics on the causes of power outages: how many due to fallen trees or entanglements with branches, how many due to blown transformers, how many to cut subterranean cables, etc.?

There are statistics, Hydro compiles that.

Last year I was coming home from shopping and I saw a tree laying over the line , sparkling , with a small fire . So I went to the phone book upon arrival and could not find a trouble line to tell them ( bchydro) . So I went online . Same thing . No place to call/tweet/email/snailmail or hopefully I missed it . The power went out but who cares?

So did solar system keep your lights on? Still got an umbilical cord tied to the grid?

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