About us

Worker at John Hart Generating Station

 

Corporate, planning, 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.

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.

Governance & 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.