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What it takes to restore power after a winter windstorm

A January windstorm brought with it some of the most extreme and challenging conditions our power line technicians face in the field.
February 11, 2021

7 ways to help you manage winter energy bills

Cooler winter weather means heating systems are working more often to keep our homes cosy and warm. Using more energy can lead to higher monthly bills but we have some tips to help you manage your winter energy use.
January 11, 2021

Innovative builders exceed minimum BC Step Code requirements with natural gas heating

Many home builders in BC are helping to address the challenge of climate change by exceeding the BC Step Code required for their communities. And they’re doing it with natural gas heating systems.
November 16, 2020

REnEW program helps graduates build a better future

The Residential Energy Efficiency Works (REnEW) program helps individuals experiencing barriers to employment. It offers participants skills training and hands-on experience in the energy-efficiency construction industry.
November 4, 2020

Why is FortisBC asking me to use less energy?

We're working toward our 30BY30 target by making energy-efficient appliances and equipment accessible and more affordable to our customers through our rebate programs, helping lower their energy use and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
October 27, 2020

Calling all gamers: how virtual reality is keeping us safe

The use for virtual reality extends beyond games and entertainment—it’s helping provide our staff with the skills they need to work safely on our equipment while they maintain and modify the system. Here’s how.
July 27, 2020

Top 3 myths about dams and your safety

Learn about the top three myths about dams, recreational activities and public safety.
June 8, 2020

Upgrading insulation isn’t a DIY job. Here’s why.

A former weekend warrior tells you why you shouldn’t do what she did when it comes to insulating your home.
November 21, 2019

What it takes to restore power after a winter windstorm

A January windstorm brought with it some of the most extreme and challenging conditions our power line technicians face in the field.
February 11, 2021

7 ways to help you manage winter energy bills

Cooler winter weather means heating systems are working more often to keep our homes cosy and warm. Using more energy can lead to higher monthly bills but we have some tips to help you manage your winter energy use.
January 11, 2021

Innovative builders exceed minimum BC Step Code requirements with natural gas heating

Many home builders in BC are helping to address the challenge of climate change by exceeding the BC Step Code required for their communities. And they’re doing it with natural gas heating systems.
November 16, 2020

REnEW program helps graduates build a better future

The Residential Energy Efficiency Works (REnEW) program helps individuals experiencing barriers to employment. It offers participants skills training and hands-on experience in the energy-efficiency construction industry.
November 4, 2020

Why is FortisBC asking me to use less energy?

We're working toward our 30BY30 target by making energy-efficient appliances and equipment accessible and more affordable to our customers through our rebate programs, helping lower their energy use and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
October 27, 2020

Calling all gamers: how virtual reality is keeping us safe

The use for virtual reality extends beyond games and entertainment—it’s helping provide our staff with the skills they need to work safely on our equipment while they maintain and modify the system. Here’s how.
July 27, 2020

Top 3 myths about dams and your safety

Learn about the top three myths about dams, recreational activities and public safety.
June 8, 2020

Upgrading insulation isn’t a DIY job. Here’s why.

A former weekend warrior tells you why you shouldn’t do what she did when it comes to insulating your home.
November 21, 2019

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