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About us

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Powering a clean, sustainable future

BC Hydro is a provincial Crown corporation, owned by the government and people of British Columbia, Canada. We generate and deliver electricity to 95% of the population of B.C. and serve over five million people. That's a big responsibility that demands a simple, clear and straightforward mission with a clear vision that's guided by our values.

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Our mission

We're here to safely provide our customers with reliable, affordable, clean electricity.

Our vision

A cleaner more sustainable future for all British Columbians.

Our values

These values define our culture and guide our approach to powering the province:

  1. We are safe.
  2. We are here for our customers.
  3. We act with integrity and respect.
  4. We are one team.
  5. We are forward thinking
  6. We include everyone.

Our five-year strategy

Our current five-year strategy is in place from April 1, 2021 to March 31, 2026. It's our ambitious plan for a cleaner, more sustainable future. Our strategy includes four goals:

  1. Energize our province. 
  2. Control our costs.
  3. Strengthen our resilience and agility.
  4. Advance reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples.

Read the full strategy to learn more about each goal and how we're measuring performance: BC Hydro's five-year strategy (F22-F26) – April 2023 refresh [PDF, 6 MB]

Governance & mandate

As a Provincial Crown corporation, the owner and sole shareholder of BC Hydro is the Province of British Columbia. See our latest mandate letters:

We report through the Ministry of Energy, Mines, and Low Carbon Innovation. Four key pieces of legislation – including the Clean Energy Act – combine to provide:

  • A mandate to generate, manufacture, conserve, supply, acquire, and dispose of power and related products
  • Regulatory power to the B.C. Utilities Commission (BCUC), to ensure our customers receive safe, reliable and non-discriminatory energy services at fair rates
  • A reasonable opportunity to the shareholder (Province of B.C.) to earn a fair return on its invested capital.
  • The Act also ensures public ownership of our heritage resources, which include BC Hydro's transmission and distribution systems, and all of our existing generation and storage assets.