Charges & fees for connections

Connection costs

For electrical connections, you must pay a standard charge for the installation of a meter and wire/cable between BC Hydro infrastructure and your meter base, wiring or switch if applicable.

If additional infrastructure is required, you may also pay an extension fee. The extension fee may include the cost of poles, transformers, wire/cable, ductwork and other charges. Learn more.

New connections and modifications

Rate zones (Zone I, II and IB) are listed at the bottom of the page.

New single-phase connections include one meter. Additional charges for modifications may apply.

Amps ZONE I ZONE II & IB

Overhead service

New connection service

100

200

400

 

$799 plus GST

$838 plus GST

$1,207 plus GST

 

$1,110 plus GST

$1,149 plus GST

$1,560 plus GST

Relocation/alteration or disconnect/reconnect for electrical work (existing wire)

Up to 200 Amps

400 Amps

 

 

$860 plus GST

$924 plus GST

 

 

$1,171 plus GST

$1,235 plus GST

Alteration/upgrade (new wire)

100

200

400

 

$948 plus GST

$987 plus GST

$1,249 plus GST

 

$1,259 plus GST

$1,298 plus GST

$1,560 plus GST

Temporary service $883 plus GST $883 plus GST

Underground service

New service connections

100

200

400

 

$957 plus GST

$1,270 plus GST

$2,225 plus GST

 

$1,481 plus GST

$1,653 plus GST

$2,691 plus GST

Alteration/upgrade (new wire)

200

400

 

$1,342 plus GST

$2,225 plus GST

 

$1,653 plus GST

$2,691 plus GST

Temporary service $957 plus GST $957 plus GST

Meters

Request an additional meter during initial installation $46 plus GST $46 plus GST
Request an additional meter subsequent to initial installation

First meter is $181 plus GST

Additional meters are $46 plus GST

First meter is $181 plus GST

Additional meters are $46 plus GST

Request a meter removal $181 plus GST $181 plus GST
Meters checked and resealed after disconnection $181 plus GST
$181 plus GST

Other charges

Service connection call-back charge (if site and/or equipment isn't ready when crews arrive)
$368 plus GST $766 plus GST


Reconnection charges after non-pay Cost
Standard reconnection charge $30 plus GST
Manual - overtime reconnection charge $280 plus GST
Access refusal reconnection charge
$700 plus GST


Rate zones

  • Rate zone I: Includes Kingsgate-Yahk, Lardeau-Shutty Bench and the rest of British Columbia excluding the areas outlined in Zone IB and Zone II below.
  • Rate zone IB: Bella Bella
  • Rate zone II: Anahim Lake, Atlin, Bella Coola, Dease Lake, Elhlateese, Fort Ware, Good Hope Lake, Haida Gwaii, Hartley Bay, Jade City, Telegraph Creek, Toad River and Tsay Key.