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Ted Olynyk

Manager, Community Relations

Ph: 250.755.7180
Karla Louwers

Public Affairs Officer
Ph: 250.755.4713

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Supporting Communities

At BC Hydro we build local relationships to support the unique needs and strengths of the communities we serve. Our Community Relations team does this by listening, providing information, and working together with communities. We work hard to meet the needs of our stakeholders and ensure communities are informed. We also offer a number of services and a broad range of programs to support local government, community-based organizations,and our customers. For access to key information please visit our website

BC Hydro Program Details

Beautification Fund

Find out more about our beautification program that provides financial assistance to municipal governments for conversion of overhead to underground facilities.

Decorative Wrap Grant Program

Learn about our program that provides financial assistance to municipal governments looking to install decorative wraps on BC Hydro pad-mounted equipment boxes.

Community ReGreening Program

The regreening program assists municipalities with urban tree planting while helping to make sure appropriate trees are planted around power lines.

Grants for Community Groups

Learn about our grants for community groups and how to apply for them.

Scholarships & Endowments

We look to build the next generation of engineers, electricians, and many other key roles who will help us deliver clean energy to our customers. Learn about our scholarships and endowments.

Energy Savings Programs

Learn how you can be smart with your power. Take advantage of rebates and programs.