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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

BC Hydro Remote Community Electrification Repayment Regulatory Account (RCERRA) Application

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

Conservation and sustainability

GHG Reduction (Clean Energy) Regulation Reporting

BC Hydro Fiscal 2023 Annual Report [PDF, 637 KB]  June 30, 2023

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

Customer reporting

Dams and power stations

BC Hydro CPCN for the Lower Mainland Reactive Power Reinforcement Project

Bridge River Projects CPCN

Ladore Spillway and Strathcona Upgrade Projects

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

Peace to Kelly Lake Stations Sustainment Project

Request to Amend Major Capital Projects Filing Guidelines

Salmon River Diversion Ceasing of Operations

Site C reports and documents

Westbank Station Upgrade Project – Reconsideration of
BCUC Order G-47-18

John Hart Generating Station Replacement Project

John Hart Seismic Upgrade Project

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 2021 Integrated Resource Plan

BC Hydro Energy Supply Contract Filing Requirements

Amendments and Contractual Developments relating to energy supply contracts (EPAs) for the period July to September 2023 (Q2 Fiscal 2024) [PDF, 483 KB]  October 30, 2023

Amendments and Contractual Developments relating to energy supply contracts (EPAs) for the period April to June 2023 (Q1 Fiscal 2024) [PDF, 409 KB]  August 11, 2023

Amendments and Contractual Developments relating to energy supply contracts (EPAs) for the period January to March 2023 (Q4 Fiscal 2023) [PDF, 187 KB]  May 16, 2023

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

BC Hydro Non-Integrated Areas Planning Regulatory Framework

Biomass Energy Program Energy Supply

Electricity trade

Canada Energy Regulator (Export Permits, etc.)

January 2024 CER Export Report [PDF, 80 KB]  February 8, 2024

December 2023 CER Export Report [PDF, 75 KB]  January 8, 2024

November 2023 CER Export Report [PDF, 105 KB]  December 8, 2023

October 2023 CER Export Report [PDF, 73 KB]  November 7, 2023

September 2023 CER Export Report [PDF, 106 KB]  October 6, 2023

August 2023 CER Export Report [PDF, 108 KB]  September 8, 2023

BC Hydro Response dated August 28, 2023 to CER Cost Recovery Request for Information for 2024 Estimates [PDF, 752 KB]  August 28, 2023

July 2023 CER Export Report [PDF, 107 KB]  August 10, 2023

June 2023 CER Export Report [PDF, 84 KB]  July 7, 2023

May 2023 CER Export Report [PDF, 76 KB]  June 8, 2023

April 2023 CER Export Report [PDF, 74 KB]  May 9, 2023

March 2023 CER Export Report [PDF, 107 KB]  April 13, 2023

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

IT and smart meters

BC Hydro Cloud Costs Regulatory Account

BC Hydro Energy Management System Upgrade Project

 

Power lines and poles

International Power Line Damage Prevention

2023 Report to Regulator [PDF, 129 KB]  January 15, 2024

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

Information can be found on our electric tariff page.

Rate Design

Rate design information can be found on our Rate Design page.

Submissions

Rates & tariffs related applications and filings are provided below.

Customer Crisis Fund (CCF) Pilot Program Evaluation Reports

Electric Vehicle Fast Charging Service Rates

Public Electric Vehicle Charging Service Rates

Fleet Electrification Rate Evaluation Report for Demand Transition and Overnight Rates Extension Request

Fully Allocated Cost of Service (FACOS) Study

F2022 FACOS Study [PDF, 536 KB]  May 29, 2023

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

Optional Residential Time-of-Use Rate Application

Rate Schedule 1893 – Transmission Service Incremental Energy Rate Alternative Baselines Application

Residential Inclining Block (RIB) Rate Pricing Principles

Fiscal 2024 Residential Inclining Block Rate Pricing Principles

Fiscal 2023 RS1101 Residential Service Pricing Principles

Street Light Rate Application

Transmission Service Market Reference-Priced Rates

Transmission Service Rate (TSR) Design

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

TS 37 Rescindment and Approval of Rate Schedules 1894 and 1895

TS 100 Canfor Chetwynd Mill Bypass Renewal Agreement

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. 16 (2023)

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
 

Reports to government & BCUC

Annual report to BCUC

Fiscal 2023 Annual Report to BCUC [PDF, 3.0 MB]  August 31, 2023

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

Annual report to legislature

2023/2024 BCUC Annual Report to Legislature [PDF, 142 KB]  January 22, 2024

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

Electricity Rate Comparison Annual Report to Government

Annual Report No. 16 [PDF, 820 KB] January 15, 2024

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.

BC Hydro Deferral Account Rate Rider (DARR) and Trade Income Rate Rider (TIRR) F2025

BC Hydro Reconsideration of BCUC Order G-91-23 Directive 20

BC Hydro Reconsideration of PBR Order G-388-21

BCUC Review of BC Hydro's Performance Based Regulation

Safety and emergency planning

BC Hydro Electrical Explosion Incident – Marine Building Downtown Vancouver (2023)

Emergency Response and Wildfires Mitigation Plans

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.