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Fonds AM322 - British Columbia Hydro and Power Authority

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British Columbia Hydro and Power Authority

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AM322

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  • 1974 (Creation)
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    British Columbia Hydro and Power Authority

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34 pages

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Prior to 1961, the electric power needs of British Columbia were supplied from a number of different sources. The largest privately owned utility was British Columbia Electric Company Limited. Another was a provincial crown corporation, British Columbia Power Commission, which had been created in 1945. In 1962, a new crown corporation was created, the British Columbia Hydro and Power Authority, by the amalgamation of the British Columbia Electric Company and the British Columbia Power Commission.

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The collection consists of a brief history and also outlines electric rates, gas service, passenger transportation, financing and organization.

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Presented by Sydney Orpwood, B.C. Hydro, Public Relations Department in March 1976.

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  • Box: 540-A-07 fld 01