Transmission and Distribution facilities throughout the province
are used by qualified carriers, for the placement of wireless antennas,
telecommunication equipment and fibre optic cables. BC Hydro facilities
available for use by qualified carriers include: Overhead Transmission
and Distribution systems, substations, underground distribution
system ducts, microwave systems, buildings and property.
Hydro Assets Available for Business Opportunities
Hydro has 17,800 kilometers of transmission lines throught the province.
These transmission lines connect our power generation sources to
our distribution substations. The transmission systems include microwave
transmission towers and systems located at height of land locations
along our major transmission lines.
head Distribution System
Hydro has 54,700 kilometers of distribution lines connecting the
substations to electricity customers in urban and rural settings.
There are over 800,000 pole structures in the distribution system.
The BC Hydro distribution system provides physical access to over
1 million electricity user's properties throughout BC.
Distribution Duct System
Hydro has underground duct systems with space for fibre optic cable
placement, located mainly in the lower mainland and Victoria.
Physical Plant and Property
Hydro has property and substations throughout many cities and towns
in BC. We have space in these facilities for telecom towers, antennas,
other attachments, equipment shelters and other applications such
as space leases.