Standard charges

Changes to our service related fees effective April 1, 2017

As of April 1, 2017, we've increased charges relating to standard service connections, alterations and meter work to better reflect the cost of providing each service. It's the first time we've changed these fees since 2008, and they were re-calculated to more closely align with the actual costs for labour, materials and vehicles.

Read more about the changes [PDF, 78 KB].

Connection costs

For electrical connections, you must pay a standard charge for the installation of a meter and wire/cable between BC Hydro infrastructure and your meter base, wiring or switch if applicable.

If additional infrastructure is required, you may also pay an extension fee. The extension fee may include the cost of poles, transformers, wire/cable, ductwork and other charges. Learn more.

New connections and modifications

Rate zones (Zone I, II and IB) are listed at the bottom of the page.

New single-phase connections include one meter. Additional charges for modifications may apply.

Amps ZONE I ZONE II & IB
Overhead    

100

200

400

$799 plus GST

$838 plus GST

$1207 plus GST

$1110 plus GST

$1149 plus GST

$1560 plus GST

Underground    

100

200

400

$957 plus GST

$1270 plus GST

$2225 plus GST

$1481 plus GST

$1653 plus GST

$2691 plus GST

Additional meters    
Request an additional meter during initial installation $46 plus GST $46 plus GST
Request an additional meter subsequent to initial installation

First meter is $181 plus GST

Additional meters are $46 plus GST

First meter is $181 plus GST

Additional meters are $46 plus GST

Relocation of overhead service wire or disconnect/reconnect for electrical work

Up to 200 Amps

400 Amps

 

 

$860 plus GST

$924 plus GST

 

 

$1171 plus GST

$1235 plus GST

Return visit by crews
$368 plus GST $766 plus GST


Reconnection charges after non-pay Cost
Standard reconnection charge $30 plus GST
Manual - overtime reconnection charge $280 plus GST
Access refusal reconnection charge
$700 plus GST


Rate zones

  • Rate zone I: Includes Kingsgate-Yahk, Lardeau-Shutty Bench and the rest of British Columbia excluding the areas outlined in Zone IB and Zone II below.
  • Rate zone IB: Bella Bella
  • Rate zone II: Anahim Lake, Atlin, Bella Coola, Dease Lake, Elhlateese, Fort Ware, Good Hope Lake, Haida Gwaii, Hartley Bay, Jade City, Telegraph Creek, Toad River and Tsay Key.