Driven by the mighty waters of Kootenay Lake’s West Arm and the Kootenay River, Nelson Hydro generates power for its more than 11,000 customers at the 16MW Bonnington Falls Generating Station, then distributes its hydro and solar generated power along with additional electricity supplemented from FortisBC, to a network of six substations and through 320 km of power lines to its customers.
Outages. Emergencies. Rate applications. And a sometimes complicated roll call of rules and regulations. None of them sound all that fun. But they are a daily reality in the utility business, for providers and customers alike. Here is what’s happening at Nelson Hydro: