The electrification of B.C.
B.C. is powered by water
In B.C., we have a unique advantage. The province’s natural landscape has allowed us to generate and deliver clean, renewable power to our customers for decades. And as we look to the future, we have an ambitious goal to do more.
Our plan to electrify B.C.
We’ll be instrumental in building a sustainable economy in B.C. We’ll continue to support conservation efforts, while also offering new programs and incentives to help British Columbians make the switch from fossil fuels to clean hydroelectricity to power their homes, businesses, and vehicles. We’ll also help to attract new energy-intensive industries to B.C. and offer programs to reduce the time and costs for new customers to get connected to our grid.
Our goal is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the province by 900,000 tonnes per year by April 2026 – that’s around the same as taking 200,000 gas-powered cars off the road for one year. Our Electrification Plan outlines how we’ll get there.
We held virtual engagement sessions to share more about our approach to developing our Electrification Plan and to get initial feedback on key elements of the plan, including opportunities, barriers, and proposed actions.
Each session included an overview of the framework of the plan, target areas and proposed actions, and then focused on a specific topic.
We'll be posting summaries of each session, including answers to questions asked during the session.
If you have any questions, contact us by email.
Industry electrification session
This session looked at fuel switching and expansion in the industrial sector.
- Presentation slides [PDF, 823 KB]
Transportation electrification session
This session looked at electrification opportunities for commercial and personal vehicles.
- Presentation slides [PDF, 2.2 MB]
This session looked at electrification opportunities for residential and commercial properties.
- Presentation slides [PDF, 1.9 MB]