BC Hydro makes improvements to increase reliability in Cranbrook’s core

BC Hydro has begun a project that will make improvements to distribution lines in Cranbrook’s core throughout 2019.

Residents will see power line crews working on the distribution system, starting at 4th Street South and working north towards Baker Street.

BC Hydro is asking the public to please follow directions from traffic control and make safety a priority when driving or walking around areas where crews are working. BC Hydro is adding more protection equipment to part of the distribution system that runs from Steeples Substation near the fire hall all the way to Elizabeth Lake.

These changes will improve system reliability and allow BC Hydro to sectionalize faults to a smaller area, decreasing the number of customers who are impacted by an outage in Cranbrook’s core.

Pictured: Power line technicians Derek Chambers and Brody Janzen work on a line in Cranbrook on February 21, 2019.

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