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Environmental Bottom Line F2011 (GRI)

Environmental Performance Indicators

Reference Number G3 and Electricity Utility Sector Supplement Reporting Recommendations 2011 Annual Report and BC Hydro/GRI Comparative Index
Disclosures on Management Approach
Materials Long-term strategy for managing and phasing out high level and low level in-service PCBs. Long-term Strategy for Managing and Phasing Out High and Low Level In-Service PCBs
Water At the watershed or hydrological basin level, include collaborate approached to managing watersheds and reservoirs for multiple uses. Water Management
Biodiversity Report approaches for pest and vegetation management along transmission and distribution corridors. Pest and Vegetation Management along Transmission and Distribution Corridors
Emissions, Effluents and Waste Management strategy and storage methods for different types of radioactive nuclear waste. Not reported. BC Hydro does not own or operate nuclear facilities.
Environmental Indicators
EN1 Materials used by weight or volume. Materials Used, by Weight or Volume
EN2 Percentage of materials used that are recycled input materials. Insulating Oil Reused
EN3 Direct energy consumption by primary energy source. Direct Energy Consumption by Primary Energy Source
EN4 Indirect energy consumption by primary source. Not reported. Data not available.
EN5 Energy saved due to conservation and efficiency improvements. BC Hydro Internal Power Smart Savings
Generation Energy Conservation Savings
EN6 Initiatives to provide energy-efficient or renewable energy based products and services, and reductions in energy requirements as a result of these initiatives. 2011 Annual Report – Energy Conservation and Efficiency
Demand-Side Management
2011 Annual Report – Electricity Security (Supply), Independent Power Producers; and Site C Clean Energy Project
Clean Energy
EN7 Initiatives to reduce indirect energy consumption and reductions achieved. 2011 Annual Report – Climate Change and Environmental Impact, Climate Action
Carbon Neutral Report, June 2011
EN8 Total water withdrawal by source to include overall water usage for processing, cooling and consumption in thermal power plants. Total Water Withdrawal, by Source
EN9 Water sources significantly affected by withdrawal of water. No water sources should be significantly affected by withdrawal of water.
EN10 Percentage and total volume of water recycled and reused. Not reported. Water is not recycled or reused.
EN11 Location and size of land owned, leased, managed in, or adjacent to, protected areas and areas of high biodiversity value outside protected areas. Not reported. Data not available.
EN12 Description of significant impacts of activities, products, and services on biodiversity in protected areas and areas of high biodiversity value outside protected areas. See EN13.
EN13 Habitats protected and restored to include Biodiversity of offset habitats compared to the biodiversity of the affected areas. Biodiversity, Habitat and Species-at-Risk
EN14 Strategies, current actions and future plans for managing impacts on biodiversity. Strategies, Current Actions and Future Plan for Managing Impacts on Biodiversity
Strategies for managing impacts on species and ecosystems at risk. Strategies for Managing Impacts on Species and Ecosystems at Risk
EN15 Number of IUCN Red List species and national conservation list species with habitats in areas affected by operations, by level of extinction risk. Number of IUCN Red List Species and National/Provincial List Species, by level of extinction risk
Emissions, Effluents and Waste
EN16 Total direct and indirect greenhouse gas emissions, by weight. Total Direct and Indirect Greenhouse Gas Emissions, by Weight
Greenhouse Gas Intensities
EN17 Other relevant indirect greenhouse gas emissions, by weight. Other Relevant Indirect Greenhouse Gas Emissions, by Weight
EN18 Initiatives to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and reductions achieved. Initiatives to Reduce GHG Emissions
2011 Annual Report – Appendix A Fiscal 2011 Performance Outcomes, Carbon Neutral Program Emissions, page 93 [PDF, 200 Kb]
EN19 Emissions of ozone-depleting substances by weight Releases of Ozone Depleting Substances
EN20 NOx, SOx, and other significant air emissions by type, weight. NOx, SOx and Other Significant Air Emission, by type and weight
EN21 Total water discharge by quality and destination, re thermal discharges. Total Water Discharged by Quality and Destination
EN22 Total weight of waste by type and disposal method, to include PCB waste. Resources Recovered and Solid Waste
Landfill Diversion Rate
Solid Waste to Landfill
PCB Waste, in storage and recycled
EN23 Total number and volume of significant spills. Spills and Unintended Releases
EN24 Weight of transported, imported, exported, or treated waste deemed hazardous. Hazardous Wastes Shipped
EN25 Identify, size, protected status and biodiversity value of water bodies and related habitats significantly affected by the reporting organization’s discharge of water and runoff. The runoff from Burrard, Prince Rupert and Fort Nelson generating stations are from naturally occurring precipitation which would not significantly affect the adjacent water bodies.
Products and Services
EN26 Initiatives to mitigate environmental impacts of products and services, and extent of impact mitigation. Initiatives to Mitigate Environmental Impacts of Products and Services
EN27 Percentage of products sold and their packaging materials that are reclaimed by category. Not reported. Not relevant to BC Hydro as an electricity utility.
EN28 Monetary value of significant fines and total number of non-monetary sanctions for non-compliance with environmental laws and regulations. Warning Letters and Fines Imposed by Regulator for Non-Compliance with Environmental Laws and Regulations
EN29 Significant environmental impacts of transporting products and other goods and materials used for the organization’s operations, and transporting members of the workforce.

Significant Environmental Impacts of Transporting Products, Goods and Materials

EN30 Total environmental protection expenditures and investments by type.

Not reported. BC Hydro does not currently track expenditures by environmental activity cost code. Many of our environmental programs and activities are embedded within project and capital program costs.