Our History Books

The Power Pioneers have assumed the role of gatekeepers of BC Hydro’s History.

Through a series of books, including Gaslights to Gigawatts (1998), Station Normal (2001), Voices from Two Rivers (2010), and Power Smart (2014). The first three books they published are beautiful coffee-table books with hundreds of photos. Gaslights to Gigawatts, which is currently sold out, explores the history of BC Hydro back to the 1860s; Station Normal covers the history of the Stave River power projects; Voices from Two Rivers looks at the Peace and Columbia River projects. Power Smart, is a look at the history of one of the most successful branding and public relations campaigns designed to conserve energy. The newest book, People, Power and Progress: The Story of John Hart Dam and the Campbell River Power Projects (2017) will bring the total to 20,000 books in print.

The distribution of books is province wide and has included gifting copies of Gaslights to Gigawatts and Voices from Two Rivers to all of the high schools, private and public schools in B.C. as well as to many museums, libraries and community groups, to share the legacy of BC Hydro’s history with all of B.C.

The proceeds from all books go to the Power Pioneers Miracle Millions Campaign for BC Children’s Hospital.

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