VANCOUVER ISLAND INFORMATION & STATISTICS > Energy and Infrastructure

Energy-Utilities

 

Electricity
BC Hydro supplies electricity to Vancouver Island from the Peace River hydroelectric system through Kelly Lake Substation and from the Columbia River system through Nicola Substation.  Through its PowerSmart programs, BC Hydro offers several energy saving options and incentives for residential, commercial and industrial customers. The British Columbia Utilities Commission sets residential and business electricity rates. 

Read more: http://www.bchydro.com/index.html


Natural Gas 

Fortis BC Energy (Vancouver Island) Inc., serving Vancouver Island and Powell River through to the Sunshine Coast, is the largest distributor of natural gas to Vancouver Island, serving more than 1.1 million customers in 135 communities in BC. The company covers most of Vancouver Island from Campbell River south to Victoria, and it offers home and business rate structures based on various usage categories. 

Read More: http://fortisbc.com/NaturalGas/Homes/Pages/default.aspx

 

Alternative and Renewable Energy 
Vancouver Island has a tremendous number of alternative energy related companies, research and construction projects – many of which will grow as regional, national and global demand increases.

 

Find Green-Tech Companies:

http://www.viatec.ca/business-profiles/results/Green

http://www.innovationisland.ca/business-profiles/

http://greentechexchange.ca/chapters

 

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