About us

Clean energy on Canada's west coast

BC Hydro is an integrated utility in the Canadian province of British Columbia (B.C.), situated between the US states of Washington and Alaska in the Pacific Northwest. With over 12,000 megawatts (MW) of generating capacity, we deliver hydroelectricity to 95% of the population of B.C. In 2022, we provided service to over five million people and supplied over 32,000 gigawatt-hours (GWh) of energy.

We are well-positioned to support your large commercial or industrial business in transitioning to low-carbon, renewable hydroelectricity. By choosing 98% clean energy in B.C., your business will partner with a recognized climate leader and take advantage of stable, low-cost energy from a resilient grid.

Clean energy goals

Our ESG Report [PDF, 11.6 MB] sets out our role in supporting our province's climate actions and targets as a Crown Corporation. Our approach to reducing direct and indirect emissions aligns with British Columbia's Carbon Neutral Regulation, the CleanBC Roadmap to 2030 [PDF, 9.4 MB], and the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDG). The UNSDG goals are 17 global goals, set forth by the United Nations General Assembly in 2015, aimed at safeguarding the planet, reducing inequality, and ensuring prosperity for all.

Empowering business

We are growing the clean economy in B.C. by helping businesses achieve their climate targets, improve sustainability, and reduce their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. We welcome customers looking to connect to renewable energy and encourage energy efficiency programs to help them switch their operations from fossil fuels.

Our Electrification Plan [PDF 3.3 MB] remains the foundation of our commitment to clean, renewable hydroelectricity across the province. Our electrification efforts are dedicated to bringing us closer to realizing these important goals while helping your business reduce your overall carbon footprint.

Find out more about our electrification plan [PDF 3.3 MB]


Matching industrial sites to new customers

BC Hydro maintains a registry of industrial properties with available land, electrical infrastructure, and available transmission or distribution capacity. We match these properties with businesses looking to establish or expand their operations in the province.

By pairing new businesses with suitable industrial sites, site owners can benefit from potential new opportunities. New industry can also help revitalize the local community, growing alongside existing industries.

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Access incentives and support

Eligible businesses can access expert advice, incentives, and resources to transition to clean power, available at one of the lowest rates in North America. These programs can help reduce costs, enhance energy efficiency, and lower GHG emissions.

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