It happens every winter – power outages because some car smashed into a transformer, a tree fell on power lines, etc.
Every winter B.C. Hydro staff have to spend hours in the cold, wet weather to fix the problem and restore power.
Why not hide the power lines underground instead? That way, the problems of power outages are greatly reduced and Hydro staff can do something more productive.
If B.C. Hydro had done something 10 years ago, by now all the power lines in all of B.C. could be out of sight.
Instead, the crown corporation spends billions on smart meters. These meters will not be able to prevent or reduce power outages. So every winter these problems will persist.
The meters may be smart, but the top brass at B.C. Hydro certainly are not.
M. Hajee, Surrey