RBCM Archives

British Columbia Power Commission

Identity area

Type of entity

Government

Authorized form of name

British Columbia Power Commission

Parallel form(s) of name

Standardized form(s) of name according to other rules

Other form(s) of name

Identifiers for corporate bodies

Description area

Dates of existence

1945-1962

History

A public utility established April 17, 1945 by the John Hart government to provide electricity to rural areas not supplied by the province's main electrical producer, BC Electric Rwy Co. BC Power built and operated several plants around the province including on the Puntledge River near Courtenay and the John Hart development near Campbell River. By 1961 it served over 200 communities, some with small diesel generators. It was amalgamated with the recently nationalized British Columbia Electric Company on March 31, 1962 to form British Columbia Hydro and Power Authority.

Places

Legal status

Functions, occupations and activities

Mandates/sources of authority

Internal structures/genealogy

B government name

General context

Relationships area

Control area

Description identifier

3361

Institution identifier

Rules and/or conventions used

Status

Level of detail

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Revised PW/KH 2017-05-26

Language(s)

Script(s)

Sources

Central Name Authority File
Encyclopedia of BC

Maintenance notes