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Utilities on Vancouver Island

Electric power generation, transmission and distribution, natural gas distribution, and local utility infrastructure such as water and sewer systems are included in this sector. Vancouver Island is a net importer of electricity, producing only about ¼ of what is consumed, accounting for a lower concentration of utilities jobs in the region than would otherwise be found elsewhere. The utilities sector has a relatively small-sized workforce because the production of the industry largely relies on capital equipment rather than labour.

Learn more about energy on Vancouver Island, including electricity generation, natural gas, and renewable energy, such as tidal and wave energy, solar power, winds farms, and Run of River hydroelectric projects.

For more information including employment, wages and number of businesses in this sector, consult recent editions of VIEA’s State of the Island Economic Report


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