Annual Operations Update (AOU) 2024

April 23, 2024 – AOU & BC Hydro Community Bucket Rides

Last Tuesday, St’át’imc Government Services (SGS) and BC Hydro (BCH) hosted the Annual Operations Update (AOU) out in NQ’uatqua’s (Darcy’s) new office! We had great attendance both online and in-person for the event.

The event went smoothly, and lots of informative information came out from BCH and Joint Planning Forum (JPF). Topics presented on include (listed based on presentation & presenter):

  • BC Hydro Operations in St’át’imc Territory – Trina Joseph
  • Employment & Training – Nadine Israel
  • Joint Planning Forum Update & Water Management Forecast – Garry John, Jeff Walker, Esther Yu, & Jessica Hopkins
  • Transmission Maintenance Program Work – Craig Leggett & Cole Wiggins
  • Distribution OH & UG Capital (End of Life) Replacements. Distribution Replacements, and T&D Test & Treat – Ryan Laing & Danah Hartman
  • Distribution Vegetation Maintenance – Rene Roddick
  • BC Hydro Transmission Vegetation & Access Management Program – Ben Cave & Jason LaBonte
  • Reportable Environmental Incidents – Jeff Sneep

Afterwards the in-person attendees enjoyed lunch that was catered by Fran and Karen Thevarge. To follow-up the attendees had the chance to experience bucket rides being offered by BCH employees! And drum making was hosted by Adel Fletcher.

Thank-you all attendees, caterers, drum makers, and staff who made this day possible! See you next year for AOU 2025!

Please see below to view photos from last Tuesday and to view a PDF of all the presentations listed above 🙂