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Call for power engagement

We expect to issue a call for power in 2024. Before then, we're conducting an extensive engagement and consultation process to gather input in these areas:

  • Key elements of the call for power (now complete)
  • Options regarding First Nation economic participation including ownership in new projects
  • Technical details

Learn more about the planned engagement for these areas below. To stay updated, subscribe to receive email updates.

We're currently registering for the October engagement sessions. See below for details.

First Nations participation in projects

Engagement timeline

September 2023

Engagement plans

First Nation participation in the upcoming Call for Power is a high priority. Collaborating with First Nations will ensure First Nations’ interests inform the design of the Call to create opportunities for meaningful benefits.

BC Hydro initiated engagement with First Nations on the Call to build awareness about the Call, hear their perspectives around the Call engagement and Call design and in order to maximize potential opportunities for First Nation participation.

The next step is to hold First Nations specific workshops to gather more feedback and input, particularly around First Nations partnership models, aimed at advancing economic reconciliation.

Through this important work, BC Hydro aims to advance reconciliation with Indigenous peoples.

Technical sessions

Engagement timeline

October 2023 to January 2024

Engagement plans

We're hosting workshops on October 12 (in-person), October 17 (virtual), and October 19 (virtual) for First Nations and independent power producers to seek feedback on the draft term sheet for the Electricity Purchase Agreement and key terms from the draft Request for Proposals document.

Register for the workshops

Key elements of the call for power (completed)

Engagement timeline

Phase One:  Input to key elements of the upcoming call, June to August 2023 – complete

Between June and August, we hosted engagement sessions to provide information on the upcoming Call for Power and solicit into key elements of the call.

Documents and presentations

Phase One Engagement, June to August 2023

Call for Power Information Sessions

Focus Groups

  • First Nations and Industry, July to August
  • First Nations, August

First Nations Energy and Mining Council submission

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If you represent an First Nations or an independent power producer and would like to be involved in the call for power consultation process, please sign up to receive email updates.

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