Event Date/Time: Sep 09, 2004 End Date/Time: Sep 10, 2004
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A new transmission corporation has been created to assume responsibility for operation of transmission in B.C., BC Hydro has dedicated existing generation to the benefit of its ratepayers through a heritage contract, the government has given broad direction on new rate structures for industrial power users and BC Hydro has filed an application with the BCUC to have its rates reviewed for the first time in 10 years. The B.C. power sector is not going the way of Alberta, Ontario or California, but it is changing. This Summit is intended to give you an opportunity to hear what has happened since December 2002 and what is currently happening from the perspective of those most directly involved. The implementation detail that will be discussed could profoundly affect power rates for all British Columbians, the opportunities for new entrants in B.C.'s power sector, the future of B.C. Hydro and the relationship of British Columbia with its neighbours.

The speakers assembled for this conference are all playing significant roles in the implementation of the policy. Obtaining their insights on the substance and process of implementation should provide you with invaluable information as you consider how to influence and adapt to new realities in this important sector of B.C.'s economy.

Conference attendees will be afforded the opportunity to address their questions to the faculty during sessions and informally during breaks and lunches. Binders with conference materials submitted by the speakers in the sessions and workshop providers will be a valuable addition to your business information resource.

We invite you to attend the Summit, to learn and to share ideas with our excellent faculty of power industry leaders and experts.