Water Licence Renewal

To use water to generate electricity, we need a water licence under the Water Sustainability Act. If our facilities use Crown Land, we also need a permit over Crown Land (PCL).

We have three licences that expire in 2018 and four licences and one permit over Crown Land that expire in 2019:

  • Shuswap Falls – Two licences, one for water storage and one for water diversion, expire in December 2018.
  • Alouette – One licence for water diversion expires in December 2018.
  • La Joie and Bridge – Four licences, two for water storage and two for water diversion, and one permit over Crown Land expire in April 2019.

As the licence renewal process can be lengthy, we have started the renewal process for all licences requiring renewal. 

We have also started the renewal process for three additional diversion licences at La Joie and Bridge that expire in 2051 with the intent that all La Joie and Bridge licences with renewal dates have the same licence term moving forward.

We're not asking for changes to the existing licence conditions or facility footprints as part of the licence renewals. We will continue to operate the facilities in accordance with our Water Licence conditions and Orders.

Information Sheets

Questions and Answers

Additional information

Other programs

We have a number of ongoing programs operating in the systems where we'll be renewing water licences and associated permits.

For more information

If you have questions or comments, please contact us at wlrenew@bchydro.com or 1 866 647 3334.