Company Overview of British Columbia Hydro and Power Authority
British Columbia Hydro and Power Authority, a regulated electric utility, together with its subsidiaries, generates, transmits, distributes, and sells electricity in Canada. The company operates hydroelectric, thermal, and diesel generating facilities with a generating capacity of approximately 12,568.4 megawatts. It delivers electricity to approximately 1.9 million residential, commercial, and industrial customers through a network of approximately 77,000 kilometers of transmission and distribution lines, 290 substations, 1 million utility poles, and 334,000 individual transformers. The company is also involved in marketing wholesale energy products and services in western Canada and the we...
333 Dunsmuir Street
Vancouver, BC V6B 5R3
Founded in 1860
Key Executives for British Columbia Hydro and Power Authority
Chief Executive Officer and President
Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President of Finance
Chief Executive OffiCer of Powerex Corp and President of Powerex Corp
President of Powertech and Chief Operating Officer of Powertech
Senior Vice President of Corporate Resources and General Counsel
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.
British Columbia Hydro and Power Authority Key Developments
The BC Hydro and Power Authority Sign Agreements with Zero Emission Energy Developments Inc. for New Wind Farms Near West Kelowna
Apr 22 15
The BC Hydro and Power Authority has signed agreements with Zero Emission Energy Developments Inc., or ZED, for new wind farms near West Kelowna, Summerland and Taylor that will provide enough electricity to power 14,000 homes a year. The agreements, with White Rock-based developer Zero Emission Energy Developments Inc., were signed under BC Hydro's Standing Offer program - a program that offers a simplified, streamlined procurement process for small clean energy projects in B.C. The three projects will add about 45 megawatts of clean wind capacity to BC Hydro's system. Once built, the projects will bring BC Hydro's total capacity of wind power to more than 700 megawatts.
The District of Tofino and The District of Ucluelet Announces Collaboration with Four Companies to Bring Improved Internet Service to West Coast of Vancouver Island Communities of Ahousaht, Tofino and Ucluelet
Dec 17 14
The District of Tofino and the District of Ucluelet announced that a collaboration with TELUS, BC Hydro, All Nations Trust Company and the Province of British Columbia will bring improved Internet service to the West Coast of Vancouver Island communities of Ahousaht, Tofino and Ucluelet. Expected to be completed in early 2016, the multi-million dollar Highway 4 fibre optic cable installation project will improve capacity, alleviate congestion, and significantly improve the quality of Internet service for residents, businesses and visitors. According to TELUS, the new fibre optic infrastructure has the potential to support home Internet at speeds up to 50 million bits per second depending on their distance from TELUS equipment (approximately 10 times faster than currently available technologies). The first stage of the fibre optic cable construction will take place from Great Central Lake to the Long Beach Junction and is expected to begin in late spring or summer 2015. BC Hydro has already begun to prepare existing poles to support the additional weight of the fibre lines. Once complete, TELUS will string the new fibre optic cable along the fortified hydro poles. While weather will dictate the pace of work during the winter months, all parties anticipate the project will be complete by early 2016.
LNG Canada Signs Power Agreement with BC Hydro to Use Clean and Renewable Electricity from BC Hydro for its Proposed Export Facility in Kitimat
Nov 5 14
BC Hydro and LNG Canada have signed a power agreement to allow for LNG Canada to use clean, renewable electricity from BC Hydro for a portion of the power needed for its proposed export facility in Kitimat. This is the first power agreement signed in British Columbia with an LNG proponent. The agreement covers a portion of the electricity supply that will be required to power the commissioning and operation of LNG Canadas proposed facility all auxiliary power needs. LNG Canada will use natural gas turbines to drive the refrigerant compressors to chill natural gas into liquid form. The agreement also details the development, operation and maintenance of transmission infrastructure required to connect the proposed facility to BC Hydros grid. LNG Canada will fund the improvement of the infrastructure.
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