BC Hydro says it’s ‘well positioned’ to handle heat wave energy demands

BC Hydro says it's 'well positioned' to handle heat wave energy demands

BC Hydro says it is more than able to deliver electricity to its customers — no matter how hot it gets in the coming days.

Environment Canada is predicting unseasonable heat by this weekend for most of the province.

Hydro says unlike the blackouts and other difficulties seen in the U.S. during a heat wave currently underway there, the Crown utility is ready to handle all demands on its resources.

“BC Hydro is well positioned with its flexible hydroelectric infrastructure and a surplus of clean generation,” it said in a statement.

“The vast majority of the power BC Hydro produces comes from clean hydroelectric resources, which essentially act as a battery allowing BC Hydro to ramp generation up and down at a moment’s notice. This helps ensure that the power is there when British Columbians need it the most.

It says it has even been selling surplus power to energy-strapped U.S states and funds from those sales will be used to keep electricity rates affordable in B.C.



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