BC Hydro

BC Hydro Rates Increase Again

As promised, BC Hydro has increased electricity rates 3.5% as of April 1st, 2017. This is inline with their 10-year rate plan that they released in 2013. We wrote about these yearly price increase in our blog post, “Avoid BC Hydro Rate Hikes with Solar Power”.


Zero Return on Site C Dam for 70 years

According to BC Hydro, the $9 Billion Site C dam on BC’s Peace River will not be paid off until the year 2094. And what that means is there no prospect of Site C producing enough revenue to cover the $9-Billion cost. And this is all based on the …


6 Reasons to Go Solar

Installing solar panels on your BC home or business makes a lot of sense. With grid parity now a reality, the cost to install a solar panel system has never been lower. So what are some of the reasons why you might consider solar power for your home? Solar …


Site C Dam Water Fair Game For Free Trade

The $8.8 billion Site C Dam slated to be built in BC’s Peace River Valley has been given federal permits to continue construction and the BC government is touting the project as the answer to providing British Columbians with the most affordable, reliable power for over 100 years. “Affordable, reliable, clean …


Billion $ Mistake Means More BC Hydro Rate Hikes

According to BC Hydro’s own 2015/16 Annual Service Plan, the BC Liberals under Christy Clark added more than $1 Billion to the provincial Crown Corporation debt last year. This was primarily due to a huge overestimation of domestic revenue for power, says the BC NDP leader John Horgan. “Just …


Solar Power Eliminates Power Bill for NWT Man

The goal of anyone who installs Solar Panels on their home or business is to reduce or completely eliminate their power bill. The environmental benefits also play a part in the decision but the bottom line is consumers look at the bottom line on their path to purchase. A …


Avoid BC Hydro Rate Hikes with Solar Power

BC Hydro rates in the next 5 years will have increased 28% since 2013 and a total of 45% more in the next ten years. Hydro rates will continue to increase year after for at least the next 20 years. The average customer will pay $324 more per year …


BC Hydro Applies for 4% Rate Increase

On March 4, 2016, BC Hydro filed a one year rate application with the BC Utilities Commission, requesting a 4% rate increase effective April 1, 2016. BC Hydro says the rate hike is part of their 10 year plan announced in 2013 that caps rate increases to 4% annually. Increases …


Who are Net Metering Participants?

In our blog post titled “What is Net Metering“, we discussed the benefits of BC Hydro’s program, as well as what you need to participate in the program. But how many people are actually taking advantage of the program and what type of clean, renewable energy is generating their power? …


//get_header(); // //global $thisCat; //$thisCat = get_category(get_query_var('cat'),false); //$args = array( 'post_type' => 'post', 'category_name' => single_cat_title('', false), 'posts_per_page' => -1); //$myposts = new WP_Query( $args ); //?>