Indigenous consultation

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Indigenous consultation

Clean Power 2040 is our province-wide, long-term resource planning process. Engaging Indigenous Nations will help us make informed, strategic decisions to meet future electricity demand. These decisions and recommendations will become part of our next Integrated Resource Plan (IRP). The plan will have a 20-year outlook. At this time, we don't expect the plan to commit us to building specific projects, however it may identify which ones should be our priority. If and when those projects are initiated, we will engage in separate consultation and approval processes.

Strengthening reconciliation by planning together

While hydroelectric power can play an important role in meeting climate action, some of our infrastructure has had a significant impact on Indigenous Nations in the province. BC Hydro is actively inviting Indigenous engagement to ensure that future projects and plans incorporate and respect Indigenous knowledge, perspectives, worldviews and interests.

With a better understanding of how our plans might impact the land and Indigenous values, we'll be able to make better choices, be better land stewards and strive for responsible development.

Consultation process

We're inviting all Indigenous Nations to attend regional workshops. We'll host two rounds of regional workshops across the province. Due to public health measures to reduce COVID-19 exposure, regional workshops will be done online.

  • Fall 2020: The first round of regional workshops will seek your input into the development of the draft plan.
  • Spring 2021: The second round of regional workshops will seek your feedback on the draft actions.

Next steps

Sign up for updates and learn more about participating in the CleanPower 2040 Indigenous consultation process that will start this fall.

Contact us

If you have any questions please call us at 1 877 461 0161 (extension 3) or email BC Hydro Indigenous Relations at CP2040.Indigenous@bchydro.com.

 

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