Energy Central News

Curated power industry news from thousands of top sources.


BC Hydro Crews Work to Repair Damage Following Windstorm on Vancouver Island and the South Coast

Targeted News Service (Press Releases)

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Jan. 17 -- BC Hydro, an electric utility company, issued the following news release:

A windstorm on Vancouver Island and the South Coast has caused damage to BC Hydro infrastructure, leading to power outages for customers.

High winds and snow caused branches and trees to fall onto power lines. At the peak of the storm last night around 30,000 customers were without power. BC Hydro has already restored power to the majority of affected customers, and will continue to work throughout the day to safely restore power to remaining customers.

The hardest hit areas as of 6:30 a.m. include:

* Courtenay: around 4,000 customers without power

* Port Alberni: around 2,000 customers without power

* Ucluelet: around 2,000 customers without power

* Sechelt: around 1,700 customers without power

* Victoria: around 1,300 customers without power

BC Hydro appreciates its customers' patience as repair work continues and will provide updated estimates for power restoration as they become available at


No discussions yet. Start a discussion below.

Get Published - Build a Following

The Energy Central Power Industry Network is based on one core idea - power industry professionals helping each other and advancing the industry by sharing and learning from each other.

If you have an experience or insight to share or have learned something from a conference or seminar, your peers and colleagues on Energy Central want to hear about it. It's also easy to share a link to an article you've liked or an industry resource that you think would be helpful.

                 Learn more about posting on Energy Central »