The electrification of B.C.

Dave provides an overview of our Electrification Plan and how our clean power will help the province switch from fossil fuels and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

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.

Read the Electrification Plan  [PDF, 3.3 MB]

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. 

Session follow-up 

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. 

Transportation electrification session

This session looked at electrification opportunities for commercial and personal vehicles.

Buildings electrification

This session looked at electrification opportunities for residential and commercial properties.

Rebates and incentives to help support electrification