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Regulatory Information

Below is a guide to finding key BC Hydro regulatory documents, organized alphabetically by general topic, and then by specific regulatory and planning processes. You can use the anchor links at the top to more quickly find what you’re looking for.

Note that while some documents reside on this website, links are also provided to documents on the B.C. Utilities Commission site, bcuc.com, where you can also search for related content.

How is BC Hydro regulated?

The Government of B.C. is responsible for legislation, policies and programs to generate and transmit power that’s reliable, cost effective, clean or renewable. BC Hydro is a Crown corporation, owned by the government and people of British Columbia, and is regulated by the B.C. Utilities Commission (BCUC) under the Utilities Commission Act.

Cities, municipalities and First Nations

Complaint filed by Gitga'at First Nation regarding Remote Community Electrification Program Fees

Documents on bcuc.com
 

Conservation and sustainability

GHG Reduction (Clean Energy) Regulation Reporting

BC Hydro Fiscal 2022 Annual Report [PDF, 990 KB]  June 29, 2022

BC Hydro Fiscal 2021 Annual Report [PDF, 2.4 MB]  June 30, 2021

BC Hydro Fiscal 2020 Annual Report [PDF, 828 KB]  June 29, 2020

Customer reporting

Dams and power stations

BC Hydro CPCN for the Lower Mainland Reactive Power Reinforcement Project

Documents on bcuc.com
 

Bridge River Projects CPCN

Bridge River 1 Units 1 to 4 Generator Replacement Project Semi-Annual Progress Report No. 1 [PDF, 401 KB] February 14, 2023

Documents on bcuc.com
 

Dam safety reports and submissions

BC Hydro second response summarising dam safety management [PDF, 138 KB] February 3, 2020
 

John Hart Seismic Upgrade Project

Documents on bcuc.com
 

Mainwaring Substation Upgrade Project Certificates of Public Convenience and Necessity (CPCN)

Compliance with Commission Order No. C-4-22 – Semi-Annual Progress Report No. 2 [PDF, 1.2 MB]  (July to December 2022)

Documents on bcuc.com
 

Peace to Kelly Lake Stations Sustainment Project

Documents on bcuc.com
 

Site C reports and documents

Documents on bcuc.com – including COVID-19 reports
 

Ruskin Dam and Powerhouse Upgrade

Salmon River Diversion Ceasing of Operations

Compliance with Commission Order No. G-96-17, Directive 3 – Project Completion Report [PDF, 2.5 MB]  May 31, 2021
 

Electricity planning and purchases

Electricity Purchase Agreements

Most Electricity Purchase Agreement (EPA) documents are available on bcuc.com. Search there by specific agreement/project name and year (e.g. Boralex 2018).

BC Hydro Energy Supply Contract Filing Requirements

Amendments and Contractual Developments relating to energy supply contracts (EPAs) for the period October to December 2022 (Q3 Fiscal 2023) [PDF, 271 KB]  February 27, 2023

Amendments and Contractual Developments relating to energy supply contracts (EPAs) for the period July to September 2022 (Q2 Fiscal 2023) [PDF, 312 KB]  November 4, 2022

Amendments and Contractual Developments relating to energy supply contracts (EPAs) for the period April to June 2022 (Q1 Fiscal 2023) [PDF, 176 KB]  August 11, 2022

Amendments and Contractual Developments relating to energy supply contracts (EPAs) for the period January to March 2022 (Q4 Fiscal 2022) [PDF, 173 KB]  May 9, 2022

Amendments and Contractual Developments relating to energy supply contracts (EPAs) for the period October to December 2021 (Q3 Fiscal 2022) [PDF, 244 KB]  February 7, 2022

Amendments and Contractual Developments relating to energy supply contracts (EPAs) for the period July to September 2021 (Q2 Fiscal 2022) [PDF, 192 KB]  October 28, 2021

Amendments and Contractual Developments relating to energy supply contracts (EPAs) for the period April to June 2021 (Q1 Fiscal 2022) [PDF, 205 KB]  July 30, 2021

Amendments and Contractual Developments relating to energy supply contracts for the period January 2021 to March 2021 (Q4 Fiscal 2021) [PDF, 172 KB]  April 30, 2021

Amendments and Contractual Developments relating to energy supply contracts (EPAs) for the period October to December 2020 (Q3 Fiscal 2021) [PDF, 276 KB] February 4, 2021

Amendments and Contractual Developments relating to energy supply contracts (EPAs) for the period July to September 2020 (Q2 Fiscal 2021) [PDF, 95 KB] October 30, 2020

Amendments and Contractual Developments relating to energy supply contracts for the periods January to March 2020 (Q4 Fiscal 2020) and April to June 2020 (Q1 Fiscal 2021) [PDF, 103 KB] September 1, 2020

Electricity trade

Canada Energy Regulator (Export Permits, etc.)

February 2023 CER Export Report [PDF, 59 KB]  March 10, 2023

January 2023 CER Export Report [PDF, 72 KB]  February 13, 2023

December 2022 CER Export Report [PDF, 61 KB]  January 10, 2023

November 2022 CER Export Report [PDF, 58 KB]  December 9, 2022

October 2022 CER Export Report [PDF, 54 KB]  November 8, 2022

September 2022 CER Export Report [PDF, 54 KB]  October 7, 2022

August 2022 CER Export Report [PDF, 87 KB]  September 14, 2022

BC Hydro Response dated August 30, 2022 to CER Cost Recovery Request for Information for 2023 Estimates [PDF, 610 KB]  August 30, 2022

July 2022 CER Export Report [PDF, 87 KB]  August 12, 2022

June 2022 CER Export Report [PDF, 67 KB]  July 7, 2022

May 2022 CER Export Report [PDF, 67 KB]  June 8, 2022

April 2022 CER Export Report [PDF, 69 KB]  May 5, 2022

March 2022 CER Export Report [PDF, 66 KB]  April 6, 2022

February 2022 CER Export Report [PDF, 67 KB]  March 9, 2022

January 2022 CER Export Report [PDF, 63 KB]  February 9, 2022

December 2021 CER Export Report[PDF, 67 KB]  January 11, 2022

November 2021 CER Export Report [PDF, 61 KB] December 6, 2021

October 2021 CER Export Report [PDF, 52 KB] November 9, 2021

September 2021 CER Export Report [PDF, 50 KB]  October 8, 2021

July 2021 CER Export Report [PDF, 52 KB]  August 9, 2021

June 2021 CER Export Report [PDF, 103 KB] July 7, 2021

April 2021 CER Export Report [PDF, 108 KB] May 12, 2021

January 2021 CER Export Report [PDF, 64 KB] February 11, 2021

December 2020 CER Export Report [PDF, 63 KB] January 14, 2021

November 2020 CER Export Report [PDF, 63 KB] December 11, 2020

October 2020 CER Export Report [PDF, 47 KB] November 13, 2020

September 2020 CER Export Report [PDF, 54 KB] October 13, 2020

August 2020 CER Export Report [PDF, 274 KB] September 10, 2020

BC Hydro Response dated August 28, 2020 to CER Cost Recovery Request for Information for 2021 Estimates [PDF, 251 KB] August 28, 2020

July 2020 CER Export Report [PDF, 68 KB] August 14, 2020

June 2020 CER Export Report [PDF, 73 KB] July 8, 2020

May 2020 CER Export Report [PDF, 72 KB] June 12, 2020

REVISED April 2020 Export Permit Report [PDF, 107 KB] May 13, 2020 (revised June 5, 2020)

March 2020 Export Permit Report [PDF, 87 KB] April 14, 2020

February 2020 Export Permit Report [PDF, 122 KB] March 12, 2020

January 2020 Export Permit Report [PDF, 81 KB] February 11, 2020

Electric vehicles

BC Hydro Electric Vehicle Fast Charging Service Rate Application

Documents on bcuc.com
 

IT and smart meters

BC Hydro Cloud Costs Regulatory Account

Documents on bcuc.com
 

BC Hydro Energy Management System Upgrade Project

Documents on bcuc.com
 

Net metering

BC Hydro RS 1289 Net Metering Service Amendment

Net Metering Evaluation Report No. 5 Responses to BCUC Information Request No. 1 [PDF, 318 KB] December 14, 2020

Compliance with BCUC Order No. G-168-20 - Net Metering Evaluation Report No. 5 [PDF, 2.3 MB] October 30, 2020

Compliance with BCUC Order No. G-168-20 Directive 6 [PDF, 638 KB] July 21, 2020

Reply Argument [PDF, 185 KB] March 26, 2020

Final Argument [PDF, 432 KB] February 27, 2020

BC Hydro RS 1289 Net Metering Service Amendment – Response to Exhibit A-22 [PDF, 1.4 MB] February 13, 2020

Response to Exhibit A-22 [PDF, 89 KB] February 7, 2020

Response to Exhibit A-21 [PDF, 77 KB] January 30, 2020

Rebuttal Evidence [PDF, 299 KB] January 8, 2020

Documents on bcuc.com

Power lines and poles

International Power Line Damage Prevention

2022 Report to Regulator [PDF, 127 KB]  January 17, 2023

2021 Report to Regulator [PDF, 124 KB]  January 20, 2022

2020 Report to Regulator [PDF, 115 KB]  January 27, 2021

Rates & tariffs

Electric Tariff

Basic information and supplement updates on our electric tariff page.

BC Hydro and Fortis Evacuation Relief Tariff Amendment Applications on bcuc.com.
 

BC Hydro Rate Design Applications

BC Hydro Rate Design Progress Report [PDF, 769 KB]  March 26, 2021

Current rate design documents are on our Rate Design page. Most historical documents can be found on bcuc.com.
 

BC Hydro Rescind Tariff Supplement No. 37 and Approval of Rate Schedules 1894 and 1895

Documents on bcuc.com
 

COVID-19 Customer Relief Program

Compliance Report No. 7 – Final Report – September 2020 [PDF, 128 KB]  October 29, 2020

BC Hydro's Responses to BCUC Staff Information Request No.1 [PDF, 731 KB]  October 7, 2020

Compliance Report No. 6 – August 2020 [PDF, 137 KB]  September 30, 2020

Report No. 5 for July 2020 [PDF, 137 KB]  September 1, 2020

Compliance Report No. 4 for June 2020 [PDF, 137 KB]  July 30, 2020

Compliance Report No. 3 for May 2020 [PDF, 147 KB]  June 30, 2020

Report No. 2 - April 2020 [PDF, 136 KB]  June 1, 2020

Documents on bcuc.com

COVID-19 Residential Rate Relief for Renters

Documents on bcuc.com
 

Customer Crisis Fund (CCF) Pilot Program Evaluation Reports

Documents on bcuc.com, including May 13, 2021 Tariff Amendment.
 

Fully Allocated Cost of Service (FACOS) Study

F2022 FACOS Study – Filing Delay [PDF, 81 KB]  January 30, 2023

F2021 FACOS Study [PDF, 469 KB]  February 11, 2022

F2020 FACOS Study [PDF, 582 KB]  February 11, 2021

F2019 FACOS Study [PDF, 449 KB]  May 13, 2020

F2018 FACOS Study [PDF, 348 KB]  March 3, 2020

Rate Schedules 1205, 1206 and 1207 Amendments (General Service E-Plus) Application

Residential Inclining Block (RIB) F2021 and 2022 Rate Pricing Principles Extension Application

Documents on bcuc.com
 

RS 1893 – Transmission Service Incremental Energy Rate Alternative Baselines Application 

Documents on bcuc.com
 

Street Light Rate Application

Transmission Service Market Reference-Priced Rates

Documents on bcuc.com
 

Transmission Service Rate (TSR) Fiscal 2022 and Fiscal 2023 Pricing Principles Application

Documents on bcuc.com
 

TS 100 Canfor Chetwynd Mill Bypass Renewal Agreement

Documents on bcuc.com
 

TS 103 Mount Polley Mine

TS 104 (Sunrise Gas Plant) & TS 105 (Kiskatinaw River Natural Gas Facilities) Tariff Agreements

Reliability

Mandatory Reliability Standards (MRS) Compliance

Documents on bcuc.com
 

BC Hydro MRS Assessment Report No. 15 (2022)

Documents on bcuc.com
 

BC Hydro MRS Assessment Report No. 14 (2021)

Documents on bcuc.com
 

MRS Planning Coordinator Assessment Report

Documents on bcuc.com

MRS Reliability Coordinator Registration

Documents on bcuc.com
 

Reports to government & BCUC

Annual report to BCUC

Errata to Fiscal 2022 Annual Report [PDF, 269 KB]  December 9, 2022

IRs responses to Fiscal 2022 Annual Report [PDF, 138 KB]  November 24, 2022

Fiscal 2022 Annual Report to BCUC [PDF, 1.7 MB]  August 31, 2022

Fiscal 2021 Annual Report to BCUC [PDF, 1.7 MB]  August 30, 2021

Fiscal 2020 Annual Report to BCUC [PDF, 1.3 MB]  September 1, 2020

Annual report to legislature

2022/2023 BCUC Annual Report to Legislature [PDF, 197 KB]  January 31, 2023

2021/2022 BCUC Annual Report to Legislature [PDF, 155 KB]  January 19, 2022

2020/2021 BCUC Annual Report to Legislature [PDF, 105 KB]  January 29, 2021

2019/2020 BCUC Annual Report to Legislature [PDF, 110 KB]  March 30, 2020

Electricity Rate Comparison Annual Report to Government

Annual Report No. 15  [PDF, 392 KB]  December 23, 2022

Revenue and expenditures

BC Hydro Service Plan

Information about the latest BC Hydro Service Plan and previous Service Plans is available on our BC Hydro Service Plan page.

Revenue Requirements Applications

In September 2021 BC Hydro filed a three-year Revenue Requirements Application for Fiscal 2023-2025 with the BCUC, requesting an annual average bill increase of 1.1% for the next three years.

See Order G-263-21 [PDF]. All documentation related to the F2023-F2025 Revenue Requirements Application is available at bcuc.com

A comprehensive list of documents related to earlier RRAs can be found via the links below.

BCUC Review of BC Hydro's Performance Based Regulation

Documents on bcuc.com
 

Safety and emergency planning

Emergency Response and Wildfires Mitigation Plans

COVID-19: BC Hydro’s Emergency Response and Wildfires Mitigation Plans [PDF, 5.6 MB] May 29, 2020

Transmission

Transmission scheduling

All documents, including agreements, F and transaction data, are in our Transmission scheduling section
 

OATT Attachment C Amendments – Methodology to Assess Available Transfer Capability

Documents on bcuc.com
 

Open Access Transmission Tariff (OATT)

All information, including rate schedules, is on our OATT page.
 

OATT Generation Interconnection Amendment

Documents on bcuc.com
 

Network Economy (Open Access Transmission Tariff)

All quarterly and annual reports along with other information is available on our Transmission transaction data page.