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Low cost

Low cost

Competitive, stable rates [PDF, 65 KB] and a range of discounted industrial rates and incentives make B.C. among the lowest cost jurisdictions in North America.

98% of the electricity we generated in B.C. last year came from clean or renewable sources.

Clean

Build low-carbon facilities and achieve your ESG targets by powering your business with renewable energy generated by water.

Reliable

Reliable

Minimize operational downtime by connecting to our resilient, integrated grid.

Abundant

Full-service

Unique integrated electric utility providing end-to-end services to help you establish clean, sustainable operations in B.C.

B.C. is best

British Columbia offers a competitive business environment and outstanding quality of life. It's the ideal location for your energy-intensive business because we have:

  • 98% clean, renewable power with over 12,000 MW of hydroelectric generating capacity

  • A dedicated BC Hydro team helping energy-intensive businesses get established in B.C.

  • Focused funding and incentives for clean tech and high tech companies new to the province

Discover the advantages of locating in B.C.

Comparison of electricity prices1

Average prices on April 1, 2021

Discounted industrial rate

B.C. Standard rate

Other rates

Winnipeg, MB

Montreal, QC

Vancouver, BC

Portland, OR2

Ottawa, ON

Toronto, ON2

Seattle, WA

Calgary, AB

Edmonton, AB

San Francisco, CA2

4.85
4.96
6.56
5.52
+1.04
6.86
9.12
9.48
9.95
10.23
11.81
15.24

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Power demand 50,000 kW3

Consumption 30,600,000 kWh/month

Voltage 120 kV

Load factor 85%

1. Source: Hydro-Québec 2021 and BC Hydro 2022.

2. These bills have been estimated by Hydro-Québec and may differ from actual bills.

3. Customer-owned transformer.

4. In CAD ¢/kWh

Existing industrial sites with available capacity

We're establishing a registry of available industrial sites to help new operations find a suitable location in B.C. Save time, reduce costs and minimize environmental impact when you choose a shortlisted site that is already connected to our grid.

Check back for updates and fill out the form below to connect with us.

Opportunities for existing industrial site owners

Do you have an underutilized industrial site with available land, electrical infrastructure and transmission capacity?

Here's our offer

Until 2026, we're offering up to $50 million in study funding and incentives to attract new business and investment to B.C.

We're looking for clean technology companies such as hydrogen production, carbon capture, synthetic fuel production or data centres that require at least 2.5 megawatts of electrical capacity. After filling out the form below, we'll get in touch to discuss your business needs, electricity rates, incentives and additional funding eligibility requirements.


Tell us about your energy needs

Our team of experts is ready to discuss your business needs. We can help you anticipate electricity rates and identify incentives available to you.

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Interconnection information for industrial customers

Does your business need a large, industrial service connection?