Malibu Hydro... Introduction     Updated April 25, 2023

Celebrating 147,980 hours of hydro power as of April 2023. Averaging a 300 kW load, this works out to be 44,394,000 Kilowatt hours produced, and if valued at 30 cents a Kilowatt hour if camp was still on diesel, that would be worth 13.3 million dollars!

For more than 50 years, Malibu has been subjected to the continual roar and expense of diesel generators. Now, all that has changed! In 2003 we began working on a plan to harness the energy of a near by creek to produce all the electrical power requirements of the camp with our own hydro electric generator. This dream finally came true on Saturday, June 10, 2005.
This web site is presented to outline the scope of this project and to report on the ongoing success. The many pictures and text will familiarize you with the various aspects of this and other hydro systems. For a brief summary of the web site click on 'Overview' or 'Quick Facts'.
The web cameras are updated every two hours, the 'larger view' link will take you to a full size image.
Feedback or comments are always appreciated, so if you have a moment, drop us a brief email. The address is below.

Close up of camp and Sun Peak.

Note, there has been an ongoing problem with the server for this site. I was told there are two ip addresses for Malibu Hydro and the cameras point to the address that is no longer in use. I have the host working on the issue. It seems some browsers work better than others, so if you cant see the up to date pictures, try a different browser. To hard refresh on Google Chrome on Windows or Linux Operating System or with an AVG Browser, Hold down Ctrl (Control) + Shift and click R. Firefox appears to work normally.

You can also go directly to the cameras by entering:

The cameras are still working, but there seems to be a connection issue at camp. I am investigating. Thanks to Steve G.
Camp from cliffs high above.
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No picture available.This is a solar powered camera and it shuts down when the battery is low. It also depends on a clear radio path and this gets blocked some times. The camera may loose its ip address and this can not be fixed remotely. The web cam system is my own equipment, and there is only so much I can do to keep it all working remotely. My applogies for the down time.
View across rapids to camp.
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Forbidden Island and down the inlet.
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Inner dock at Malibu.
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Check out the Scenics Page for more recent pictures.

Web site by Peter Talbot. Comments appreciated, e-mail to peter@homepower.CA

Malibu Club in Canada
PO Box 49
6545 Maple Road
Egmont BC V0N 1N0
604 883-2582

"Through The Rapids" A book on the history of Malibu, Princess Louisa Inlet and Tom Hamilton. Written by long time Malibu friend Chaz Hitz, this book is a must if you have ever been connected with this special camp. Easy reading with 281 pages, soft cover, pictures and extensive research notes and 14 appendix. Highly recommended!

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