Our goal is to develop a viable power generation and power management industry in British Columbia that serves the public interest by providing cost-effective electricity through the efficient and environmentally responsible development of the province’s generation and transmission resources and facilities.
CEBC is governed by an elected Board of Directors serving three year terms on a staggered roster basis. Board strategy and directions are executed by an Executive Director and Association staff.
Very significant and valuable contributions to the Association’s success are made by membership volunteer activities in our nine operating committees: Conference, First Nations, Hydro, Market, Public Affairs, Regulatory, Thermal, Transmission and Wind.
Vision, Mission, and Values
Our overarching priority at CEBC is to support BC’s transition to low-carbon energy through the development of effective climate policy and clean energy electrification. We will do this at a greater speed, lower financial risk and with less cost than any new alternative; thus providing the BC ratepayers, BC Hydro, and the BC government with affordable and best value clean energy.
Our core values are to gain and maintain social license for the sector by working in a transparent, trustworthy, and credible manner with all segments of BC’s communities.
The mandate of CEBC is to sustain and further develop a viable private sector power industry in British Columbia that serves the public interest by providing cost-effective electricity through the efficient and environmentally responsible development of the Province’s energy resources.
Our vision is British Columbia, Western Canada and the Western US all having access to clean, reliable, cost effective energy produced by the private sector; a British Columbia leading the world in modelling a sustainable way of life.
Our History – BC’s Clean Energy Timeline:
First Run-of-River Project in BC to start Commercial Operation
BC’s First Call for Power
The Independent Power Producers Association of British Columbia (IPPBC) was formed
First Biomass project in BC to start Commercial Operation
First Wind Farm in BC to start Commercial Operation
IPPBC changed its name to Clean Energy Association of BC (CEBC)
First Solar Project in BC to start Commercial Operation
The Association and the Industry:
The Clean Energy Association of British Columbia has been the voice of BC’s clean energy sector for the past 25 years and represents many different types of renewable and clean energy operating and development companies, as well as suppliers, contractors, and service providers to the clean energy sector within British Columbia.
The renewable energy sector has evolved from a handful of small development companies to today, 146 substantial development, operating, and supply chain companies delivering approximately 16% of the Province’s supply. The energy mix includes proven technologies such as small (run-of-river) hydro, wind, solar, natural gas, biomass, and biogas and emerging technologies such as geothermal, ocean/tidal, and biofuels.
Clean power is all around us. It charges our smartphones, it allows our kids to play soccer at night, it runs our businesses and industries, and it powers the transit system that gets us to work. British Columbia’s clean power sector responsibly, reliably, and affordably produces renewable energy for more than 1.5 million homes across British Columbia.
Clean power production attracts investment, creates jobs, and leaves a lasting positive legacy for First Nations and communities. Within the past year, the industry has attracted well over $2 billion in investment to the province while diversifying the economy, providing opportunities for First Nations, and keeping our air clean and skies clear. Clean power producers have invested $4 billion in capital expenditures for First Nations, creating 2,850 construction jobs and $800 million in total income to First Nations of the life of the Electricity Purchase Agreements.
Clean energy projects are an important part of the future of British Columbia. The Province has abundant clean energy resources, and the prudent, cost-effective development of these resources is fundamental to our future prosperity and sustainability as a society.