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Comprehensive Review of BC Hydro - Disappointing Phase 2 Interim Report

March 24, 2020

24 March 2020

Disappointing Phase 2 Interim Report of Comprehensive Review of BC Hydro

Last year, BCSEA wrote about the Phase 2 Comprehensive Review of BC Hydro.[1] The important and ambitious purpose of the review included giving BC Hydro guidance on the critical issue of how it should implement the electrification called for in the 2018 CleanBC climate action plan.

Call for applications: BCSEA Board Treasurer



BCSEA’s Board of Directors is currently recruiting for the position of Treasurer. We are looking for someone with both the passion for sustainable energy, and the training in accounting and financial planning, with experience in charitable organizations to serve a vital function within our organization.  If this sounds like you, please read on for more information and how to apply.



March 17, 2020
British Columbia Sustainable Energy Association

British Columbia Sustainable Energy Association and COVID-19

The BC Sustainable Energy Association (BCSEA) has been following recent developments regarding the novel coronavirus (Covid-19).  As an organization that hosts events or participates in public meetings and other gatherings, involving employees, contractors, members, and volunteers, the BCSEA is mindful of our responsibilities to not contribute to the potential spread of Covid-19.

BCSEA Supports Net Metering

March 13, 2020
Bill Andrews, Barrister and Solicitor

BCSEA Supports Net Metering

March 12, 2020


BCSEA filed its final argument today opposing BC Hydro’s application to the BC Utilities Commission to ban customers who propose “oversized generation” from joining the Net Metering program. For background, see

Okanagan Chapter - Task Force Meeting

Our first Okanagan Sustainable Energy Task Force Meeting is coming up and we are hoping to connect with our community in the central Okanagan region to discuss solutions from our fall forum, Powering Sustainable Energy.  The task force will be strategizing how we can positively impact the transition to 100% renewables in the Okanagan by 2030. There are so many ways. We need numbers of people from all walks of life to take on this challenge. Offer some time to the change, educate ourselves and others by talking with the city councils and helping one another live the necessary change.



The Kootenay region of British Columbia, renowned for the many beautiful mountains and lakes, has long been environmentally conscious.  This came to the forefront in 2016 when SunMine – Canada’s largest solar project and largest solar tracking system – opened on an old mining site near Kimberley earning nationwide attention.

BCSEA Supports Fleet Electrification Rates

January 13, 2020

BCSEA’s most recent legal argument at the BC Utilities Commission supports conversion of fleets of vehicles and vessels from fossil fuels to clean electricity.

Individual electric vehicles are already on the road in BC, and more are on the way. Next to come are whole fleets of electric vehicles such as transit buses and delivery trucks, and electric vessels such as ferries. But there’s a glitch.

BCSEA 2019 Annual General Meeting

November 23, 2019
British Columbia Sustainable Energy Association

November 23, 2019 BCSEA Annual General Meeting

Read more to learn about what BCSEA accomplished during 2019 and the goals for 2020!


Renewable Energy in Africa (REnA)

REnA is an ongoing project being led by the Vancouver Chapter. It all started in early 2019 when a long time BCSEA member, Dr. Henry Mwandemere, approached the Chapter with the idea to bring renewable energy to Karonga, Malawi. Henry is a retired UN scientist residing in Vancouver and his mission is to combat energy poverty in Africa by addressing two key United Nations Sustainable Development Goals: 

#5 - Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls

#7 - Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable modern energy for all

EV's Are Popping Up Everywhere

EV's are Popping Up Everywhere

(By Bill Andrews, Barrister & Solicitor representing BCSEA in BCUC proceedings)