Reporting on sustainability

The view from Buntzen Lake Reservoir

Historical reports archive through fiscal 2016

BC Hydro was a member of the Canadian Electricity Association (CEA) Sustainable Electricity Program (SEP) up until fiscal 2016.

The SEP helps electric utilities take a holistic, triple-bottom-line, approach to managing impacts on the environment, society and the economy. As part of our participation, we reported every year on our sustainability performance, and the results were independently verified by an external verifier as directed by the CEA. In fiscal 2017, BC Hydro ceased being a member of the SEP program. 

See BC Hydro's 2011, 2012 and 2013 performance under the Sustainable Electricity Program [PDF, 44 KB]

Get details about the Sustainable Electricity Program on the Canadian Electricity Association's website.

BC Hydro recognition for results

The CEA recognizes those companies that contribute to environmental, social, or economic sustainability and the long-term success of the electricity industry.

In 2013 BC Hydro received the CEA's Economic Excellence Award in recognition of our "Lead by Example" internal energy efficiency and conservation initiative.

In 2014, BC Hydro was recognized with the CEA’s Economic Excellence Award for the development and implementation of modular diesel generating stations in remote communities.