How does BC Hydro generate electricity?
BC Hydro generates the vast majority of its power by harnessing moving or falling water to produce electrical energy. BC Hydro is responsible for generating between 43,000 and 56,000 gigawatt hours (GWh) of electricity per year.
Electricity is delivered to our customers through a network of over 75,000 kilometres of transmission and distribution lines, approximately 300 substations, 900,000 utility poles and 325,000 individual transformers.
Learn more about BC Hydro’s system & operations.
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