Electricity power market

British Columbians once again topped the province’s power consumption record on Wednesday evening (Dec. 21), for the second time in one week. The above-normal use comes amidst a severe cold snap. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

Electricity-use record broken for 2nd time in 1 week as B.C tries to stay warm

Consumption around dinner time Wednesday (Dec. 21) hit over 10,900 megawatts

 

The setting sun reflects off of power lines as a motorist travels on the Trans-Canada Highway in Walhachin, B.C., west of Kamloops, on Tuesday, March 29, 2022. The B.C. government is temporarily suspending requests for electricity connections from cryptocurrency mining operations, saying the decision is aimed at preserving the power supply while supporting climate action and economic goals. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

B.C. pauses electricity connections for crypto mining, citing ‘massive’ consumption

18-month suspension to give province and BC Hydro time to engage with industry and First Nations

 

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau arrives with Rio Tinto chief executive Jakob Stausholm, left, and Industry Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne, right, for a tour of a new pilot project for a blue smelting facility at the Rio Tinto plant, on Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2022 in Sorel, Que. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

Canada’s battery supply credibility jumps as multi-billion announcements keep coming

Canada ahead of everyone but China in annual global ranking of battery-producing countries

 

A Bangladeshi woman uses a traditional hand fan as she assists her daughter in her studies during a power cut at their home in Pilkhana area, Dhaka, Bangladesh, Tuesday, Aug.23, 2022. Schools in Bangladesh will close an additional day each week and government offices and banks will shorten their work days by an hour to reduce electricity usage amid concerns over rising fuel prices and the impact of the Ukraine war. (AP Photo/Mahmud Hossain Opu)

Bangladesh cuts school, office hours to save electricity as financial pressures mount

Supply disruptions caused by the Ukraine war have led to soaring prices for energy and food

A Bangladeshi woman uses a traditional hand fan as she assists her daughter in her studies during a power cut at their home in Pilkhana area, Dhaka, Bangladesh, Tuesday, Aug.23, 2022. Schools in Bangladesh will close an additional day each week and government offices and banks will shorten their work days by an hour to reduce electricity usage amid concerns over rising fuel prices and the impact of the Ukraine war. (AP Photo/Mahmud Hossain Opu)
The warming centre in Tahsis, which experienced multiple power outages this winter (21/22). Photo courtesy SRD

Strathcona Regional District directors have power grid resiliency on their minds

Micro-grids, proactive tree maintenance and self sufficiency all pitched for UBCM conference meeting

The warming centre in Tahsis, which experienced multiple power outages this winter (21/22). Photo courtesy SRD
The Puntledge River Powerhouse in Comox Valley. The 24 megwatt facility is currently running at 10 megawatts. (File contributed/ Stephen Watson)

BC Hydro reservoirs see record low rain across Vancouver Island

Hydro electric watersheds are at a third of their normal levels

The Puntledge River Powerhouse in Comox Valley. The 24 megwatt facility is currently running at 10 megawatts. (File contributed/ Stephen Watson)