Renewable Energy

British Columbia has abundant renewable energy sources, a natural advantage for new opportunities to meet our growing energy demands with clean, renewable power.

The BC Energy Plan (PDF, 1.8MB) sets out the Province's commitment to reaching 100% self-sufficient electricity supply by 2016, 90% of this supply from renewable, clean energy resources. Additionally, through the BC Bioenergy Strategy (PDF, 19.8MB), the Province is committed to the provision of 50% renewable fuel requirements and create 10 community energy projects derived from biomass by 2020.

This leads to B.C. being in an advantageous position for investment and innovation in the areas of clean and renewable energy and technologies.

The Province coordinates projects and research with other agencies and organizations to maximize opportunities to develop, deploy and export British Columbia’s clean and renewable energy technologies in an environmentally responsible and cost-effective manner.