Nelson Hydro Electric Utility

Bonnington Falls Generating Station

Driven by the mighty waters of Kootenay Lake’s West Arm and the Kootenay River, Nelson Hydro generates power for its more than 11,000 customers at the 16MW Bonnington Falls Generating Station, then distributes its hydro and solar generated power along with additional electricity supplemented from FortisBC, to a network of seven substations and through 320 km of power lines to its customers.

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Electric Rates

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Learn why Vegetation Management is crucial for us to supply power safely and reliably.

Tree Trimming

Learn why Vegetation Management is crucial for us to supply power safely and reliably.

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Nelson Hydro prides itself in sourcing and implementing green technologies and projects.

Green Energy & Programs

Nelson Hydro prides itself in sourcing and implementing green technologies, programs, and projects to align with Nelson Next and its ecologically minded residents.

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Nelson Hydro is a City of Nelson-owned and operated utility and is the local supply authority.

About Us

Nelson Hydro is a City of Nelson owned and operated utility and is the local supply authority for electrical service in the City of Nelson and the surrounding area.

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What's Happening

Outages. Emergencies. Rate applications. And a sometimes complicated roll call of rules and regulations. None of them sound all that fun. But they are a daily reality in the utility business, for providers and customers alike. Here is what’s happening at Nelson Hydro:

Why the Rate Increase?

2023 Rate Increase

Budget and Rates Open House

Budget and Rates Open House

2022 Fall Newsletter

2023 Winter Newsletter

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