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Electrical Explosion Incident – Marine Building, Downtown Vancouver (For Information Only)

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On February 24, 2023, an explosion and fire occurred in one of BC Hydro’s underground electrical vaults in downtown Vancouver. Information related to this incident including, among other things, the results of BC Hydro’s post-incident investigation (Post-Incident Report) and BCUC correspondence, is posted here for information purposes.

Hearing and Other Documents

Title Document Description
Electrical Explosion Incident – Marine Building Update Marine Building Electrical Explosion Incident Update June 22, 2023
BCUC Request for Information to BC Hydro regarding Electrical Explosion Incident Letter dated June 29, 2023 - BCUC Request for Information to BC Hydro regarding Marine Building Electrical Explosion Incident
BC Hydro response to BCUC Request for Information regarding Electrical Explosion Incident Letter dated July 6, 2023 - BC Hydro response to BCUC Request for Information regarding Marine Building Electrical Explosion Incident
BCUC Order G-192-23 Order dated July 21, 2023, directing BC Hydro to submit an independent third-party report examining the root cause of the explosion incident.
BC Hydro Update on Consultant Letter dated August 3, 2023 - BC Hydro providing an update identifying the third-party consultant retained for the street vault review
BC Hydro Response to BCUC request for Additional Information Letter dated August 17, 2023 - BC Hydro response to BCUC Request for Additional Information regarding Marine Building Electrical Explosion Incident
BC Hydro Update on Third Party Consultant Letter dated August 21, 2023 - BC Hydro providing an update identifying the third-party consultant retained for the street vault review
BCUC Staff Questions No. 1 to BC Hydro Third Party Consultant Letter dated September 8, 2023 - BCUC Staff Questions No. 1 to BC Hydro Third Party Consultant regarding Marine Building Electrical Explosion Incident
BC Hydro Progress Report Extension Request Letter dated September 19, 2023 - BC Hydro Progress Report Extension Request
BCUC Order G-250-23 Order dated September 21, 2023, approving BC Hydro's extension request and varying the timetable set out in Directive 2 of Order G-192-23.
BC Hydro Third Party Consultant Responses to BCUC Staff Questions No. 1 - Public Letter dated September 22, 2023 - BC Hydro Third Party Consultant regarding Marine Building Electrical Explosion Incident Responses to BCUC Staff Questions No. 1 - Public
BC Hydro Third Party Progress Report No. 1 Letter dated October 13, 2023 - BC Hydro Third Party Progress Report No. 1
BC Hydro Confidentiality of Employee Interviews Letter dated October 13, 2023 - BC Hydro Confidentiality of Employee Interviews
BC Hydro Third Party Progress Report No. 2 Letter dated November 14, 2023 - BC Hydro Third Party Progress Report No. 2
Third Party Report Letter dated December 14, 2023 – Third Party Report
BC Hydro Response to Independent Panel Final Report Letter dated December 15, 2023 - BC Hydro response to Independent Panel Final Report
BCUC Request for Information to BC Hydro regarding Third Party Report Letter dated January 25, 2024 - BCUC Request for Information to BC Hydro regarding Third Party Report
BC Hydro Distribution Action Plan & Distribution Street Vault Review - Phase 1 Letter dated February 12, 2024 - BC Hydro submitting the Distribution Action Plan and Phase 1 of the Distribution Street Vault Review

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