Greetings to my fellow sustainable energy ... enthusiasts? Evangelists? True believers? The BCSEA is a unique organization in the sustainable energy field. We are not clean energy producers, nor are we building system experts. While many of us are engineers or technical experts in our professional capacities, that's not we do within the BCSEA.
BCSEA’s board of directors in May approved intervening in a BC Utilities Commission proceeding on BC Hydro’s most recent application to amend its net metering rules. BCSEA has intervened in all of the commission's proceedings regarding net metering by BC Hydro or FortisBC in the past few years.
Hi, I’m Karina, a somewhat shy but nonetheless enthusiastic high school student passionate about the environment. I’ve felt drawn to nature,and preserving it, my whole life. When I was in the first grade I found out that a forest near my house was going to be cut down to allow for the development of townhomes. To stop this frightening act, myself and my closest friends decided we would dress up as woodland creatures, make signs, and go to the build site for a protest. I chose to dress as my favorite woodland creature: a unicorn.
Less than a year ago, in October of 2018, the BCSEA Vancouver Chapter gathered together 30 aspiring entrepreneurs for an event titled “HallowHacks” to find solutions to the sustainable energy challenges of today’s world. This two-day long team competition featured loud brainstorming sessions, resourceful mentors, top-tier competition judges, good food to fuel the brains, and of course, fabulous prizes to be won.
The BC Utilities Commission, after consultation with stakeholders, has approved without hearing a two-year extension to the pricing principles for BC Hydro's Transmission Service Rate (TSR) (i.e. the two-tiered inclining block rate serving large industrial customers).