Our Facilities

Ruskin Dam and Powerhouse

It's about water: 92% of BC Hydro's power generation is hydroelectric

We rely mainly on the power of moving or falling water to produce mechanical/electrical energy to power the province of B.C.

We have 31 generating stations sending electricity along 75,000 kilometres of power lines that range over mountain tops and river valleys, forested wilderness and high density urban areas.

That’s nearly enough wire to encircle the world twice over.

We’re constantly improving the efficiency and generating power of our facilities, some of which have been around since the 1930s – including Ruskin dam, pictured above. These ongoing projects include seismic upgrades and modernizing aging equipment.

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In addition to generating electricity for the province, our facilities also serve as sites for recreational activities such as camping, fishing, and hiking.