BC Hydro is modifying its work activities on the 1,100-MW Site C hydroelectric project near Fort St. John in response to what it calls the “increasing escalation of the COVID-19 pandemic.” Site C is currently under construction on the Peace River in northeast British Columbia. The project is expected to cost $8.2 billion and be completed...
BC Hydro has announced a change to its governance structure, with Chris O’Riley moving into the role of president and chief executive officer after more than two years as president and chief operating officer. O’Riley was appointed president and COO in July 2017 after BC Hydro’s Board of Directors consolidated leadership, appointing Ken Peterson to...
In a new report, the Office of the Auditor General of British Columbia said that Canadian provincial utility BC Hydro is effectively managing cybersecurity risk by detecting and responding to incidents on the parts of its electric power system covered by mandatory reliability standards, but components that don’t fall under the mandatory standards may be vulnerable to cybersecurity threats and should be monitored.
A report says BC Hydro’s power purchases from independent power producers, starting in 2002, were flawed, with the utility buying too much energy and energy with the wrong profile and paying too much for the energy it bought.
SNC-Lavalin and BC Hydro have won the Outstanding Project award from the Canadian Hydropower Association for the John Hart Generating Station Replacement Project.
The government of British Columbia, Canada, has launched a two-phase, comprehensive review of BC Hydro intended to contain rate increases, control costs and position BC Hydro for future success.
Innergex Renewable Energy recently signed 40-year electricity purchase agreements to continue providing electricity to BC Hydro from two of its small hydropower facilities: 7.2-MW Brown Lake and 16-MW Walden North.
Canadian utility BC Hydro has announced its intent to negotiate power purchase agreements with a pair of First Nations-owned small hydropower projects through its Standing Offer and Micro Standing Offer programs.
A 3% rate hike announced by the British Columbia Utilities Commission this week cast further doubt on the province's decision to move forward in completing its controversial Site C project.
BC Hydro has filed a request with the Environmental Assessment Office of British Columbia to amend its environmental assessment certificate for the 1,100-MW Site C project.