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Regulatory archive

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

Inquiry into the Regulation of Municipal Energy Utilities

BC Hydro submissions and other documents on bcuc.com.

BCUC Indigenous Utilities Regulation Inquiry 

Documents on bcuc.com

City of Coquitlam Reconsideration and Variance of Order G-80-19

Documents on bcuc.com

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

Regulatory Timetable [PDF]

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

BC Hydro Fiscal 2019 Annual Report [PDF, 765 KB] June 28, 2019

Customer reporting

Dams and power stations

Dam safety reports and submissions

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

Site C reports and documents

Documents, including COVID-19 reports, on bcuc.com

Peace to Kelly Lake Stations Sustainment Project

Application [PDF, 35.4 MB], related documents on bcuc.com

John Hart Seismic Upgrade Project

Application [PDF, 9.2 MB], related documents on bcuc.com

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

Application [PDF, 25.6 MB], related documents on bcuc.com

Bridge River Projects CPCN

Application [PDF, 8.3 MB] and BCUC Order G-253-21 [PDF, 33 KB], related documents on bcuc.com

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).

New Power Purchase Agreement Section 2.5 Guidelines

BC Hydro Section 2.5 Guidelines Withdrawal Request [PDF, 96 KB] July 23, 2019

BC Hydro Island Generation Electricity Purchase Agreement Renewal (2022)

Public Notice [PDF, 5.4 MB] July 29, 2022

Electricity trade

BC Hydro and Powerex

2019 letter agreement (forward electricity purchases) documents on bcuc.com.

Report No.3 – August 1, 2019 to August 31, 2019 [PDF, 898 KB] September 30, 2019

Forward Electricity Purchases, as amended [PDF, 9.0 MB] May 23, 2019

Confirmation [PDF, 226 KB] February 28, 2019

BC Hydro Transfer Pricing Agreement Application

Documents found on bcuc.com

Canada Energy Regulator (Export Permits, etc.)

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

BCUC Inquiry into the Regulation of Electric Vehicle Charging Service

Documents on bcuc.com

BC Hydro Electric Vehicle Fast Charging Service Rate Application

Documents on bcuc.com

FortisBC Inc. Rate Design and Rates for Electric Vehicle DC Fast Charging Service Application

BC Hydro responses and other documents on bcuc.com

IT and smart meters

BC Hydro Energy Management System Upgrade Project

Application [PDF] and BCUC Order G-102-22 [PDF], related documents on bcuc.com

BC Hydro Supply Chains Applications Project

Phase Two documents on bcuc.com

BC Hydro Inquiry of Expenditures Related to the Adoption of the SAP Platform

BC Hydro Response to SAP Inquiry Report on Recommendations [PDF, 344 KB] July 2, 2020

Net metering

BC Hydro RS 1289 Net Metering Service Amendment

Application to Amend Rate Schedule 1289 for Net Metering Service [PDF, 3.0 MB] April 29, 2019

Responses to BCUC Information Request No. 1 Exhibit B-3 [PDF, 7.2 MB] July 23, 2019

Compliance with BCUC Order No. G-103-19A [PDF, 4.2 MB] May 29, 2019

Extension Request to File Responses to Interveners Information Request No. 1 [PDF, 80 KB] August 2, 2019

Responses to Interveners Information Request No. 1 Exhibit B-5 [PDF, 7.8 MB] August 22, 2019

Submission on Further Process [PDF, 97 KB] August 30, 2019

BC Hydro responses to BCUC Information Requests. No. 2 [PDF, 486 KB] October 24, 2019

BC Hydro responses to Intervener Information Requests. No. 2 [PDF, 3.0 MB] October 24, 2019

Information Request No. 1 on Riverside Energy Systems Evidence [PDF, 89 KB] December 9, 2019

Information Request No. 1 on Peace Energy A Renewable Energy Cooperative Evidence [PDF, 88 KB] December 9, 2019

Information Request No. 1 on Canadian Solar Industries Association Evidence [PDF, 87 KB] December 9, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Power lines and poles

International Power Line Damage Prevention

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

Telecom Notice of Consultation CRTC

CB Powerline Exemption Application

Documents on bcuc.com

VITR Electromagnetic Fields Risk Assessment Results Reports

BC Hydro Exponent Report on Electric and Magnetic Fields and Health: Review of the Scientific Research from January 2017 to December 2018 [PDF, 2.0 MB] March 19, 2019

Public workshops & consultation

Public workshops

Get information, schedules and feedback on rates, transmission, electric vehicle and other current and recent workshops on our Public workshops and feedback page.

Rates & tariffs

BC Hydro rate design and applications

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

2020 Street Light Rate Application

BC Hydro Fiscal 2022 Annual Replacement Program Report No. 1 [PDF, 216 KB] April 28, 2022

Documents on bcuc.com.

2019 Fleet Electrification Rate Design

Documents including amendments on bcuc.com

2015 Rate Design Application

We filed a Rate Design Application with the B.C. Utilities Commission on September 24, 2015. The application followed extensive stakeholder and customer feedback on our current rate designs, and on potential rate design options. The Commission released their decision on January 20, 2017.

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

Documents on bcuc.com

Fully Allocated Cost of Service (FACOS) Study

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

 F2017 FACOS Study [PDF, 767 KB] February 14, 2019

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

Transmission Service Market Reference-Priced Rates

Documents on bcuc.com

2017/2018 Winter Moratorium Pilot

2017/2018 Winter Moratorium Pilot - Responses to BCUC Staff Information Request No. 1 [PDF, 148 KB] March 15, 2019

Electric Tariff

Basic information and supplement updates on our electric tariff page.

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

Consent to Rescind Tariff Supplement No. 37 and Approval of Rate Schedules 1894 and 1895

Documents on bcuc.com.

Reliability

Mandatory Reliability Standards (MRS) Compliance

Information and documents on bcuc.com

Mandatory Reliability Standards (MRS) Planning Coordinator Assessment Report

Documents on bcuc.com

Mandatory Reliability Standards Reliability Coordinator Registration

Documents on bcuc.com.

System Reliability

2022 Annual Reporting of Reliability Indices [PDF, 1.1 MB] May 12, 2022

Responses to BCUC Staff Information Request No. 2 on F2021 Annual Reporting of Reliability Indices [PDF, 253 KB] April 8, 2022

Responses to BCUC Staff Information Request No. 1 on F2021 Annual Reporting of Reliability Indices [PDF, 496 KB] January 11, 2022

2021 Annual Reporting of Reliability Indices [PDF, 1.1 MB] January 31, 2022

Reports to government & BCUC

Annual report to legislature

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

Annual report to BCUC

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

Performance Based Regulation Report 

Submissions and documents on bcuc.com

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.

Customer Crisis Fund (CCF) Pilot Program Evaluation Reports

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

COVID-19 Customer Relief Program

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

Transmission Service Market Reference-Priced Rates Application

Documents on bcuc.com

OATT Attachment C Amendments – Methodology to Assess Available Transfer Capability

Documents on bcuc.com

Exhibit B-1, Application [PDF, 12.2 MB] October 31, 2019

B-1-1 – Errata No. 1 [PDF, 657 KB] November 6, 2019

B-1-2 – Errata No. 2 [PDF, 1.5 MB] December 5

B-2 – Updated Tariff Sheets [PDF, 2.3 MB] December 5

A-3 – BCUC Order No. G-327-19 with Regulatory Timetable [PDF, 172 KB] December 12, 2019

Exhibits Revision Request [PDF, 6.4 MB] May 19, 2020

Extension Request to File Responses to BCUC and Interveners Information Request No. 3 [PDF, 114 KB] June 2, 2020

Exhibit B-11 - BC Hydro Public Responses to BCUC Information Request No. 3 [PDF, 528 KB] June 19, 2020

Exhibit B-12 - BC Hydro Responses to Interveners Information Request No. 3 [PDF, 1.6 MB] June 19, 2020

Final Argument [PDF, 393 KB] June 29, 2020

BC Hydro Reply Argument [PDF, 341 KB] July 30, 2020

Compliance with BCUC Order No. G-256-20 [PDF, 499 KB] November 25, 2020

RS 1893 – Transmission Service Incremental Energy Rate Alternative Baselines Application 

Documents on bcuc.com

Rate Schedule 1892 Transmission Service Freshet Energy Alternative Baselines Application

RS 1893 – Catalyst Paper request to reduce rate baselines

Documents on bcuc.com

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

Fiscal 2022 and 2023 documents on bcuc.com

Transmission Service Rate (TSR) Customer Baseline Load F2020 and F2021 Application

Transmission Service Rate (TSR) Customer Baseline Load F2020 and F2021 Application [PDF, 697 KB] January 7, 2021

Open Access Transmission Tariff (OATT)

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

OATT Generation Interconnection Amendment 

Application [PDF] and BCUC Order G-33-22 [PDF], related 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.