Affordable, reliable power
Clean, abundant electricity is key to B.C.'s economic prosperity and our quality of life.
BC Hydro acts with integrity in all of our business relationships, complying with all applicable laws, following best practice guidelines in corporate governance, and providing a healthy and safe workplace for all of our employees.
A province built on hydroelectric power
As an organization, we take an open and transparent approach to communications. Our website provides British Columbians access to information such as our Annual and Quarterly reports, Service Plan and Financial Information Act Return.
Project-specific information, such as the Integrated Electricity Plans and Revenue Requirement Application decisions, is also posted. The Board reviews the annual Corporate Communications Plan, which captures the strategy and actions proposed for the upcoming year.
In addition, we require individuals and companies who conduct business with us to use similar high standards of conduct.
BC Hydro's growth and increasing customer demand
In the two decades that followed the creation of BC Hydro in 1961, B.C. undertook some of the most ambitious hydroelectric construction projects in the world. These large-scale dams, notably on the Peace and Columbia rivers, provide an electricity supply to British Columbians that is 90% clean.
B.C.'s existing hydroelectric projects, however, will not be enough to meet anticipated demand. Today, we already consume more electricity than we generate and we buy more electricity than we sell. We have had to lean increasingly on imported electricity – not all of it clean – to meet our demands.