2008 Long-term Acquisition Plan


BC Hydro's 2008 Long-Term Acquisition Plan (LTAP) Application was filed on June 12, 2008, and has undergone a regulatory review by the British Columbia Utilities Commission (BCUC). In general, the LTAP is BC Hydro's action plan to cost-effectively meet growing customer electricity requirements. The specific purpose of the 2008 LTAP was to update the 2006 LTAP, which was filed as a part of the 2006 Integrated Electricity Plan (IEP) on March 29, 2006.

Key electricity planning developments

Following the filing of the 2006 IEP, there were a number of developments that affected BC Hydro's electricity planning landscape. These included:

Where possible and relevant, the 2008 LTAP addressed the various issues or implemented the actions outlined in these documents.

2008 LTAP Application and BCUC's Decision

On June 12, 2008, BC Hydro filed the 2008 LTAP Application with BCUC. The BCUC Decision on the 2008 LTAP Application was released on July 27, 2009. The Decision was informed by three rounds of written information requests from BCUC staff and intervenor groups, and subsequent BC Hydro responses, as well as an oral hearing overseen by BCUC.

On October 7, 2009, BC Hydro filed a Reconsideration Application with the BCUC asking for their reconsideration or clarification of the following elements of their original Decision: the filing timing of the next LTAP, the definition of Voltage Optimization programs as demand-side measures, and the treatment of capacity market reliance for post-2015 planning. The BCUC Decision on BC Hydro's 2008 LTAP Reconsideration Application was released on December 3, 2009.