Freedom of Information Requests

Freedom of information and protection of privacy

BC Hydro supports and encourages the routine disclosure of information in many ways. The website, customer services, public consultations and our enewsletters are all excellent sources of information about BC Hydro.

If you are unable to obtain the information you are seeking through routine channels, you may consider making a request under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (the Act).

Making a request

Freedom of information requests must be made in writing and must provide sufficient detail to enable an experienced employee of the public body, with a reasonable effort, to identify the records sought.

You may use the Information Request Form [PDF, 43 KB] to make a request; a letter is also acceptable.

The Act recognizes that some information should not be disclosed and contains a number of specific exceptions to the public's right of access.