Beautification Fund for local governments

Sample of a box wrap in Salmon Arm

Program update

Thank you for your interest in BC Hydro’s Beautification Program, the application period is now closed.

Since wraps were first added to the Beautification Program a few years ago, we've seen year-over-year increases. Due to this popularity, we're establishing a stand-alone funding program and simplifying the application process. The Beautification Fund will remain and continue to support undergrounding projects.

While we work to launch this new program, we're not currently accepting any new Beautification Program applications.

Please check back with us in the coming months for additional information on these programs and the application process.

We help convert overhead lines to underground

BC Hydro's Beautification Fund provides financial assistance to municipal governments for conversion of overhead to underground facilities, and for help with decorative wraps on existing BC Hydro service kiosks.

See our Beautification Fund brochure [PDF, 1.8 MB] for more information and to apply. Applications must be submitted by October 1 to be considered for the following year.

Decorative wrap installation

If you're interested in applying a decorative wrap to BC Hydro pad mounted equipment, please refer to the policy and installation requirements [PDF, 163 KB] for more information. Please note that a signed wrap agreement is required before proceeding.

Get more information on decorative wraps

2017 rebranded graphic showing regular BC Hydro poles and lines next to an undergrounded version delivered by the Beautification Fund.