About BC Hydro

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Corporate and regulatory information

BC Hydro is a Crown corporation, owned by the government and people of British Columbia. It's our job to generate, and to purchase, reliable, affordable electricity for our customers.

In 2015, we generated 98% of our electricity from clean and renewable sources.

Scroll down the page to find information that includes quarterly and annual reports, our executive and board of directors, vendor/contractor information and reports on our sustainability objectives.

Learn how we plan and build the electricity system in our Energy in BC section.

Hydroelectric power drives the province

We operate 31 hydroelectric facilities and two thermal generating plants, with the bulk of our generation coming from dams on the Peace and Columbia river systems.

We deliver electricity to customers through a network of over 78,000 kilometres of transmission and distribution lines.

Independent Power Producers — including run-of-river hydroelectric, wind and biomass generating projects — account for about 25% of our domestic supply.

Governance and mandate

As a Provincial Crown corporation, the owner and sole shareholder of BC Hydro is the Province of British Columbia.

We report through the Ministry of Energy and Mines. Four key pieces of legislation – including the BC Energy Act – combine to provide:

  • A mandate to generate, manufacture, conserve, supply, acquire, and dispose of power and related products
  • Regulatory power to the British Columbia Utilities Commission (BCUC), to ensure our customers receive safe, reliable and non-discriminatory energy services at fair rates
  • A reasonable opportunity to the shareholder (Province of B.C.) to earn a fair return on its invested capital.

The Act also ensures public ownership of our heritage resources, which include BC Hydro's transmission and distribution systems, and all of our existing generation and storage assets.