Micro-SOP for First Nations and Communities

Program updates

March 14, 2018

BC Hydro is pursuing Electricity Purchase Agreements for five clean energy projects that are part of Impact Benefit Agreements with BC Hydro and/or are mature projects that have significant First Nations involvement.

BC Hydro supports the government’s decision to take a closer look at energy procurement to ensure the best value for BC Hydro’s customers through their review of BC Hydro this year. As a result, there are no plans at this time to issue any additional electricity purchase agreements.

The Standing Offer and Micro-Standing Offer Programs will remain on hold until the review is complete. 

August 18, 2017

Update on the application process

Please note that BC Hydro is suspending accepting applications for the Standing Offer Program (SOP) and Micro-SOP until the program review can be completed with government and Clean Energy BC input. More information about this is available on the SOP page.

March 31, 2017

We've updated our list of current accepted applications and the available energy volume under the Standing Offer Program target.

Micro-SOP rules

The Micro-SOP Rules [PDF, 1.5 MB] explain the eligibility requirements, the payment price we offer for projects reaching commercial operation through calendar year 2019 for electricity delivered under the Micro-SOP for First Nations and Communities, the interconnections requirements, and the application process.

For clean or renewable electricity projects over 100 kW up to and including 1 MW

We encourage the development of community-scale electricity projects throughout B.C., as guided by the Clean Energy Strategy [PDF, 213 KB] in our approved 2013 Integrated Resource Plan.