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BC Hydro issues call for more clean electricity sources – Construct Connect

April 8, 2024

After months of engagement with the independent power industry, First Nations and stakeholders, BC Hydro has issued a request for proposals (RFP) to acquire approximately 3,000 gigawatt hours per year (GWh/y) of electricity, a release said.

Development and construction of new clean-energy projects in response to the call for power will generate an estimated $2.3 billion to $3.6 billion in private capital spending throughout the province, the release said.

Electricity demand is expected to increase by 15 per cent by 2030 due to population growth and housing construction, increased industrial development and an increase in the number of homes and businesses switching from fossil fuels to electricity.

According to the release, BC Hydro “engaged extensively with First Nations on the design of the call, including close collaboration with the First Nations Energy and Mining Council.”

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