Electricity & Business
There are over 75 facilities in B.C. that generate electricity. Independent power producers generate about 20 percent of B.C.'s electricity needs, and will continue to play an important role in B.C.'s electricity system.
Industrial Electricity Rates
The cost of electricity is an important part of the cost of doing business. Learn how the Province is working with BC Hydro and other utilities to keep industrial energy costs as low and as predictable as possible.
Industrial Electricity Policy Review
The Province reviewed British Columbia’s industrial electricity policy to be ready for future industrial development, and has released its supporting documents and final findings to the public.
Doing Business in the Electricity Sector
BC Hydro, the primary supplier of electricity in British Columbia, relies on a variety of independent power producers to meet B.C.'s growing energy needs, and to build a robust competitive market for electricity that will help reduce long term costs, create jobs, meet environmental goals, and improve infrastructure while keeping electricity rates as low as possible.
- Learn more about supplying electricity to BC Hydro
- Read more about BC Hydro's 10 Year Plan
- Learn more about B.C.'s Independent Power Producers
First Nations Clean Energy Business Fund
The B.C. government stands in full support of community energy projects and revenue sharing in the clean energy sector.
Read about the First Nations Clean Energy Business Fund to learn how communities can benefit from electricity and energy projects within their asserted traditional territories and treaty areas.