EN6 Demand Growth (With or Without Demand-Side Management)

Percentage

F2007

F2008

F2009

F2010

F2011

Growth Rate with DSM

1.3

0.3

-1.8

-3.8

0.9

Growth Rate without DSM

1.9

1.3

-1.3

-2.7

1.8



The growth rate is calculated as the year-over-year change in domestic load. Between fiscal 2010 and fiscal 2011 all sectors grew contributing to the 0.9 per cent increase in total domestic sales. Over last year, commercial sales grew as economic conditions improved in B.C. In fiscal 2011, total industrial sales grew by about 1.0 per cent over last fiscal year while previously they had declined by about 10.0 per cent between fiscal 2009 and fiscal 2010. This year's growth was led by the forestry sector which had higher sales due by favourable prices.

Results for Demand Growth without DSM, published in prior year reports, may differ due to changes in BC Hydro's historical annual acquired energy savings.