Lower Mainland and Coast

Where: The south coast, Lower Mainland and the Fraser Valley, stretching from Bridge River (near Lillooet) to Port Moody in the Lower Mainland.


  • 11 hydroelectric facilities, originally built between 1911 and 1960.
  • 1 thermal plant, to be decommissioned in 2016.

Total capacity: About 1,996.8 MW, about 17 per cent of BC Hydro's total capacity.

Total power generated: The coastal region generates an average of about 4,940 gigawatt-hours (GWh) a year, about 10 per cent of the total 48,000 GWh.

BC Hydro's total generating capacity

BC Hydro's total generating capacity is based on the nameplate capacity of each facility.

These numbers are updated annually. Percentages are based on BC Hydro's total generating capacity of 12,048.9 MW which includes hydroelectric, thermal and diesel generating stations owned by BC Hydro.