10. Transboundary Flood Control, Hydro and Energy

Potential Strategies and Actions for Transboundary Flood Control, Hydro and Energy


Potential Actions

Doing Already

10.1 System Operation

Improve projections of electricity supply and demand


Change reservoir operations to meet new demand times


Modify reservoir operations (e.g. flood rules curves) to capture water earlier in the season


Construct additional water storage facilities


Adjust to shifts of peak hydropower demand from winter to summer

10.2 Energy Demand and Other Energy Sources

Promote reduced electricity use

Develop and implement community and corporate energy plans

Promote infill development and establish higher building code requirements to increase the efficiency of house and reduce energy demands

Identify and implement energy conservation measures within local government operations

Provide incentives for the development of renewable energy facilities


Useful Resources

Potential Impacts of Climate Change on BC Hydro's Water Resources