B.C.'s energy advantage

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Clean energy drives economy

BC Hydro’s 1.8 million BC Hydro's residential and business customers benefit from power that is 93 per cent clean and renewable from a world class utility that is the third largest in Canada.

See below the forces behind B.C.'s energy advantage.

Low cost power

Some of the most competitively priced power in North America

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Reliable electricity supply and delivery

Satisfying customers’ electricity requirements through our 75,000-kilometre network of transmission and distribution lines



Clean energy

Built on a growing foundation of clean, abundant, renewable hydroelectric power projects

Learn more about how we generate electricity


Conservation leadership

World class Power Smart programs support customers to go green and get efficient

Read how BC Hydro is working with business customers


Abundant power supply

Massive storage reservoirs are enhanced by our independent power producer industry.

Get updates on BC Hydro’s role in B.C.
Learn about the proposed Site C Clean Energy Project


An integrated and stable utility

A fully vertically integrated utility – with generation, transmission and distribution services – on strong economic footing

Learn about BC Hydro’s history of economic development


To find out more about B.C.’s energy advantages, contact economic.development@bchydro.com.