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 PROVINCE OF BRITISH COLUMBIA
THIRD  ANNUAL  REPORT
OF THE
BRITISH  COLUMBIA
POWER COMMISSION
FOR THE YEAR ENDED MARCH 31st
1948
VICTORIA,  B.C. :
Printed by Don MoDiakmid, Printer to the King's Most Excellent Majesty.
1948.  To Lieutenant-Colonel the Honourable Charles Arthur Banks, C.M.G.,
Lieutenant-Governor of the Province of British Columbia.
May it please Your Honour:
The undersigned has the honour to present the Annual Report of the British
Columbia Power Commission for the fiscal year ended March 31st, 1948.
BYRON I. JOHNSON,
Premier.
Victoria, B.C.,
June 30th, 1948. The Honourable Byron I. Johnson, M.B.E.,
Premier, Parliament Buildings, Victoria, B.C.
Sir,—The Annual Report of the British Columbia Power Commission, covering the
fiscal year 1947-48, is respectfully submitted herewith in accordance with section 93 of
the " Electric Power Act."
We have the honour to be
Sir,
Your obedient servants,
F. L. SHAW,
Commissioner.
W. W. FOSTER,
Commissioner.
S. R. WESTON,
Chairman.
Victoria, B.C.,
June 30th, 1948. TABLE OF CONTENTS.
Section. Page.
I. General Review     7
II. Legal—
1. Legislation  10
2. Regulations  10
3. Acquisition of Electrical Properties  10
4. Rights-of-way and Sites  11
5. Values and Compensations—Expropriated Properties  11
III. Construction—
1. Production Plant  13
2. Transmission Plant  14
3. Distribution Plant .  15
IV. Operation—
1. Production  19
2. Transmission  21
3. Distribution  22
4. Rate Schedules  22
V. Surveys and Investigations—
1. Power Projects  26
2. Transmission Projects  26
3. Distribution Projects -  27
VI. Financial  28
LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS.
John Hart Development—Concrete dam Facing   6
Honourable John Hart placing first unit in operation      „        7
John Hart Development—Main control-room      ,,        7
John Hart Development—Wood-stave pipe-line      ,,      14
John Hart Development—Substation      „      15
John Hart Development—Power-house      „      20
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Commission, Fiscal Year ended March 31st, 1948.
I. GENERAL REVIEW.
The British Columbia Power Commission, appointed April 17th, 1945, commenced
actual operations August 1st, 1945, with the acquisition of five electrical properties
with a total of 12,845 customers. By March 31st, 1948, the Commission had acquired,
by purchase or expropriation, a total of twenty electrical properties serving 21,421
customers at the respective dates of acquisition. By the installation of 6,049 new
services the number of consumers has increased to 27,470.
The Commission acquired during the year operating electrical properties at Cumberland, Lillooet, and Burns Lake, with a total of 1,000 connected services. The latter,
together with 3,431 new services installed during the year, increased the number of
customers by 4,431. The Commission now supplies 27,470 customers in eighteen power
districts. Negotiations are in progress with a view to acquisition of the distribution
facilities in Courtenay and Ladysmith.
Comparative figures for the years ended March 31st, 1947 and 1948, illustrate the
progress made during the year in accomplishing the purpose of the " Electric Power
Act"—"An Act to provide for improving the Availability and Supply of Electrical
Power." Year ended Year ended
March 31st, March 31st,
1947. 1948.
Number of generating units in operation 55 51
Generating capacity  kva 18,450 18,060
John   Hart   generating   plant   installed
capacity  kva   50,000
High-tension transmission-line  miles 181 285
Primary distribution circuits  miles 905 1,131
Number of power districts in operation^ 16 18
Kwh generated and purchased        50,951,849       82,533,340
Number of customers—
Residential   18,705 22,434  .
Commercial   3,494 4,188
Power   816 818
Street-lighting   24 30
Total number of customers  23,039 27,470
Average monthly consumption, residential
customers   kwh 74 84
Average cost per kwh paid by residential
customers   5.0c. '4.5c.
Average monthly consumption, commercial customers kwh 278 308
Average cost per kwh paid by commercial
customers   4.7c. 4.5c. G 8 " ELECTRIC POWER ACT."
Revenue—
Energy sales 	
Year ended
March 31st,
1947.
$1,402,327.99 !
9,506.53
Year ended
March 31st,
1948.
52,122,781.04
Miscellaneous  .
23,908.35
$1,411,834.52 $2,146,689.39
Operating expenses—
Labour 	
$177,903.71
61,037.08
49,511.79
76,604.16
39,762.14
135,386.97
$311,646.50
Fuel 	
165,705.50
Other oneratinff
exDenses__...
108,246.41
Customer accounting and collecting .
3-per-cent. gross revenue assessment
Administration and general expense
113,671.05
62,576.80
117,856.33
$540,205.85     $879,702.59
Interest on capital in operation        148,504.63       224,221.13
Direct expenses       $688,710.48 $1,103,923.72
Purchased power         182,897.12       293,737.00
$871,607.60 $1,397,660.72
Operating surplus   (excluding provision
for reserves)   $540,226.92 $749,028.67
Provision for reserves—
Maintenance and renewals  $162,613.13 $265,873.99
Sinking fund          74,251.81 112,115.08
Contingencies           88,265.00 140,545.54
$325,129.94     $518,534.61
Net operating surplus (transferred to Stabilization
Reserve)       $215,096.98     $230,494.06
Notwithstanding increased cost of labour and materials, it is to be noted that the
average cost per kwh to both residential and commercial customers has been reduced.
This result has been achieved through increased volume of business, which, it is already
apparent, is a direct result of increases in the total number of customers and in the
average kwh consumption. Revised rate schedules of a promotional type (already in
effect in eleven of the eighteen power districts), improved generating and distribution
equipment, and extension of the service to new customers are important factors which
have affected and will increasingly improve the volume of service.
The first stage of the Campbell River project, comprising all the works for two
25,000-kva generating units and the 138-kv transmission system to Nanaimo and Port
Alberni, was practically completed by March 31st, 1948. Power has actually been
delivered from this plant, operating as a construction project, since January 11th. The
capital investment in the first development stage will be transferred April 1st. from
" construction work in progress " to " plant in operation."    The second development REPORT OF BRITISH COLUMBIA POWER COMMISSION, 1947-48. G 9
stage, providing for the third and fourth 25,000-kva units and Ladore Falls storage-
dam, will be completed in 1949.
Work was begun on the Whatshan Lake project, near Needles, Lower Arrow Lake.
This generating plant, designed to supply the Okanagan and Kamloops areas, will
contain initially two, ultimately four, 12,500-kva units.
Notable improvement has been made in the organization of the Commission's
undertaking. Administration of the production, distribution, and sales functions has
been divided between two regions. The Coastal Region, with office at Nanaimo,
includes Vancouver Island, Alert Bay, and Sechelt Peninsula. The Interior Region,
with office at Vernon, includes all Mainland operations except Sechelt Peninsula. The
head office organization provides over-all administrative services and directs major
construction and maintenance projects. The installation of a complete public utility
accounting system, with emphasis on unit cost accounting, has enabled the Commission
to present more information than was possible in previous reports.
The difficulties in maintaining service to several thousand customers, pending completion of adequate generating facilities, have been mitigated by the co-operation of
such organizations as Alberni Pacific Lumber Company, Limited; Bloedel, Stewart and
Welch, Limited; Canadian Collieries (D.), Limited; Vancouver Island Power Company, Limited; Victoria Lumber Company, Limited; and West Kootenay Power and
Light Company, Limited.
Acknowledgment is made of the devoted work of the Commission's employees,
which it has been possible to recognize in part by increased remuneration.
The Third Annual Report covers in detail the year's activities under the function
headings—Legal, Construction, Operation, Surveys and Investigations, and Financial. G 10 "ELECTRIC POWER ACT."
II. LEGAL.
1. LEGISLATION.
The " Electric Power Act Amendment Act, 1948," was assented to on April 28th,
1948.    This amending Act provided the following:—
(a) It empowers the Commission to borrow money on its own behalf, subject
to approval by the Lieutenant-Governor in Council, and sets up the means
whereby this may be done. Previously all borrowings for the Commission's purposes were done by the Provincial Government, moneys so
raised being advanced to the Commission. The new powers are complementary to the Government's existing power to borrow within the
limitations of the Act.
(0) It removes an anomaly previously existing in appeals to the Court of
Appeal in matters of compensation for expropriated properties, and
clarifies the procedure on appeals to that Court.
(c) It requires the Commission to advertise or give notice of tenders for
contract construction-work, and provides that the tenders shall be opened
in public at a time and place named in the advertisement or notice of
tenders.
2. REGULATIONS.
Parts I and II of Regulation No. 5 of British Columbia Power Commission—" Rate
Schedules "—comprising a general introduction to the subject of rates and defining
the classifications and conditions of service, were made applicable during the year in
the following power districts: Terrace, Williams Lake, Vanderhoof, Quesnel, Alert Bay,
Nakusp, and Golden. At the same time Part III of Regulation No. 5, setting forth
specific rates, was also approved for each of these districts. New rates are thus now in
effect in a total of eleven of the eighteen power districts in which the Commission
operates.
Other regulations were adopted for the purpose of improving the efficiency of the
Commission's organization.
3. ACQUISITION OF ELECTRICAL PROPERTIES.
The Commission acquired during the year the following properties:—
(1) June 5th, 1947, by expropriation, the electrical distribution system of the
Cumberland Electric Lighting Company, Limited, serving the City of
Cumberland, Minto, and adjoining rural areas. The company supplied
777 customers with 25-cycle energy purchased from the Canadian Collieries (D.), Limited, plant on the Puntledge River. Following expropriation, the compensation was mutually agreed upon at $60,000.
(2) June 24th, 1947, by purchase from War Assets Corporation for $6,105.30,
a large building near Nanaimo for regional warehouse.
(3) August 1st, 1947, by agreement dated October 8th, 1947, with the Pacific
Great Eastern Railway Company, its diesel-electric generating plant and
distribution system supplying 135 customers in Lillooet and vicinity. The
agreed price was $20,000. At the same time the Commission obtained for
$1 per year a lease of the company's small hydro-electric plant on Seton
Creek.
(4) September 13th, 1947, by negotiation with the City of Port Alberni, the
electrical distribution system of the former army camp, known as the REPORT OF BRITISH COLUMBIA POWER COMMISSION, 1947-48. G 11
" Brigade Military Camp," adjacent to Port Alberni.    The city accepted
the Commission's valuation of the property in the amount of $10,220.75.
(5) November 1st, 1947, by agreement dated October 15th, 1947, with the joint
owners, Jonas B. Glans and The Burns Lake Electric, their diesel-electric
generating plant and electrical distribution system supplying 88 customers
in Burns Lake.    The price paid was $8,000.
(6) November 7th, 1947, by purchase from McGillivray & Company, Limited,
for $10,000, a building in the Canadian National Railway yards, Kamloops,
for regional warehouse.
(7) March 15th, 1948, by purchase from War Assets Corporation, a diesel-
electric generating plant at Dawson Creek. The price paid for the 950-
kva plant and accessories was $45,000. Pending the distribution of
energy in the Dawson Creek-Pouce Coupe area by the Commission, the
plant is leased on a month-to-month basis to Northland Utilities (B.C.),
Limited.
4. RIGHTS-OF-WAY AND SITES.
The transmission-line from Campbell River to Nanaimo and from Dunsmuir to
Port Alberni required a right-of-way 90 feet wide for a distance of 104 miles. The
line crosses 427 parcels of land registered in the names of 114 owners. Easements or
outright purchases covering 180 parcels have been completed with 63 owners. Negotiations with the remaining owners are in various stages of completion.
Four radio-station sites, located near Campbell River, Dunsmuir, Port Alberni, and
Nanaimo, for the communication system from Campbell River to Nanaimo and Port
Alberni, were purchased.
Certain transmission right-of-way easements had not been obtained by the former
owners of properties expropriated by the Commission. Necessary surveys have been
made and negotiations for the easements are under way.
The Corporation of the Village of Dawson Creek, having acquired from War Assets
Corporation the large tract of land upon which the diesel generating plant at Dawson
Creek was located, conveyed to the Commission the site of the plant and access road
thereto, comprising 13y2 acres, for the sum of $117.71.
Surveys for the 60-kv transmission-line from Vernon to Kamloops are nearing
completion, and negotiations have been commenced in regard to easements for a 90-foot
right-of-way over Crown and private lands. Plans have been deposited with the
Dominion Department of Public Works and an application made under the " Navigable
Waters Protection Act" for two overhead crossings of the South Thompson River.
Surveys and appraisals of various properties required for the Whatshan Lake
development are continuing, and negotiations are under way to purchase land that will
be flooded and for structural sites.
5. VALUES AND COMPENSATION—EXPROPRIATED PROPERTIES.
Compensation for certain properties required to obtain access to the John Hart
power-development has been settled.
October 1st, 1947, General Appraisal Company, Limited, valuator appointed under
the provisions of the " Electric Power Act," notified the companies and the Commission
of its finding of compensation to be paid for the electrical property of the British
Columbia Electric Railway Company, Limited, at Kamloops; the properties of National
Utilities, Limited, at Alberni and Port Alberni and at Parksville-Qualicum; and the
property of Royston Light and Power Company, Limited, at Royston. All these
properties had been expropriated as at January 1st, 1947. Neither party appealed from
the valuator's finding, and payment was made accordingly as follows:— G 12 " ELECTRIC POWER ACT."
(1) Kamloops property, including hydro-electric and
steam generating plants, transmission and distribution systems, with 2,954 connected services.— $1,163,352.00
(2) Alberni and Port Alberni diesel generating plant
and   distribution   system   with   2,877   connected
services  -        428,561.00
(3) Parksville-Qualicum diesel generating plant and
distribution system with 517 connected services  95,808.70
(4) Royston   distribution   system  with   93   connected
services  9,251.00
It was necessary for Bloedel, Stewart & Welch, Limited, to relocate 10% miles of
its logging-railway running between Menzies Bay and Brewster Lake, where the right-
of-way was to be flooded by the raising of the level of Lower Campbell Lake. The
relocation has been completed by the company and compensation settled.
The litigation over the compensation to be paid to Nanaimo-Duncan Utilities,
Limited; Columbia Power Company, Limited; and West Canadian Hydro Electric
Corporation, Limited, has continued. The Honourable Mr. Justice Wilson, before whom
the appeals against the amount of compensation were pending, held, in the matter of
Nanaimo-Duncan Utilities, Limited, that the finding of the valuator was not an effective
finding under the " Electric Power Act." From this decision the Commission appealed
to the Court of Appeal. The majority of the Court of Appeal held that the Court had
no jurisdiction under the " Electric Power Act" to hear the appeal. The Act provides
for an appeal from an interlocutory order and from a " judgment whereby an award is
made." The majority of the Court of Appeal held that the order or judgment of the
Honourable Mr. Justice Wilson, dismissing the Commission's appeal, was neither an
interlocutory order nor a " judgment whereby an award is made."
From the judgment of the Court of Appeal the Commission has appealed to the
Judicial Committee of the Privy Council.    This appeal is pending.
At the last session of the Legislature two Acts were passed, the one entitled
" Nanaimo-Duncan Utilities Limited Compensation Act," the other, " West Canadian
Hydro Electric Corporation Limited and Columbia Power Company Limited Compensation Act." The purpose of these Acts is to ensure the hearing on their merits of
the appeals of the Commission and the companies.
The matter of compensation for the property expropriated for a power-house site
at Alert Bay has not yet been settled, the Official Administrator, as administrator of
the estate of the deceased owner, not having been able to obtain instructions from the
next of kin. REPORT OF BRITISH COLUMBIA POWER COMMISSION, 1947-48. G 13
III. CONSTRUCTION.
1. PRODUCTION PLANT.
Alert Bay.
The diesel generating-station, referred to in the last Annual Report, was completed and placed in operation August 6th, 1947. It comprises three diesel-electric
units, having a total rating of 437.5 kva.
Burns Lake.
When acquired by the Commission, the generating equipment consisted of one
25-kw diesel unit and a smaller gasoline-driven unit. A second 25-kw generating set,
duplicate of the first, was installed and was ready for operation November 15th, 1947.
Campbell River.
The project at Campbell River, the Commission's largest single undertaking, was
sufficiently advanced to permit the official opening of the plant on December 15th, 1947.
On that date Honourable John Hart, who was about to retire as Premier of the
Province, set in motion the first 25,000-kva unit. Early in January power was delivered
to Port Alberni. The second 25,000-kva unit will be in operation early in the coming
year, thus substantially completing the first stage of this 150,000-kva project. On the
opening day a bronze tablet on the doorway of the power-house was unveiled. It bears
the following inscription:—
This tablet commemorates the naming of the first major hydro-electric
project of the British Columbia Power Commission as
"THE JOHN HART DEVELOPMENT"
so named after the Premier of British Columbia whose vision and initiative
brought into being the Commission for the purpose of improving the availability and supply of electrical power to the people of British Columbia.
December 15, 1947.
The head dam, pipe-line, surge-tank, penstocks, and power-house for the first two
units are complete, except for interior finishing of the power-house.
Ten operators' dwellings situated near the power-house were constructed during
the year.
Work is under way in preparation for the installation of the third and fourth
25,000-kva units. This consists of another 12-foot diameter pipe-line, surge-tank,
penstocks, intake gates, and power-house extension.
Work on the storage-dam at Ladore Falls, below the outlet of Lower Campbell Lake,
has not been according to schedule. The diversion-tunnel has been completed and
preparation of the foundation for the dam is under way. It is anticipated the dam
will be completed by the end of 1948.
Some 2y2 miles of the existing road on the south shore of Campbell Lake will be
flooded by the Ladore Falls dam. Construction was commenced on a higher location.
Surveys and plans have been made for diverting a section of the Brewster Lake highway on the north shore of Campbell Lake.
Golden.
A new diesel-electric generating-station of three units, 562.5 kva total capacity,
was completed and placed in operation October 18th, 1947. G 14 " ELECTRIC POWER ACT.''
Quesnel.
A three-unit diesel-electric generating-station, 687.5 kva total capacity, began
operation June 19th, 1947.
Smithers.
A third diesel generating set, rated at 312 kva, was installed and in operation
February 2nd, 1948, thus providing a total capacity of 749 kva in this new standard
plant.
Terrace.
The installation of the diesel generating units in the power-plant building acquired
from the Department of National Defence, referred to in the Report for 1946-47, was
completed on May 7th, 1947. Two units, one rated at 62.5 kva, the second at 187.5
kva, were installed initially, all auxiliary equipment for the ultimate three-engine plant
being set in place.
Vanderhoof.
The new power-house installation at Vanderhoof, referred to in the 1946-47
Report, was completed and was placed in operation on April 20th, 1947. The plant
is rated at 437.5 kva in three units.
Westbank.
A 150-kva diesel set was added to the plant capacityon August 4th, 1947, making
the total installed capacity 427 kva.
Whatshan.
The Commission received the approval of the Government for the construction
of a hydro-electric development at Whatshan, near Needles, on the west shore of Lower
Arrow Lake. This plant will supply the power requirements of the Arrow Lake areas
and the Okanagan and Kamloops Power Districts. It will replace the uneconomical
Barriere and Kamloops plants and provide reserve capacity to meet the growing
demands for power in those districts.
The plant will utilize over 700 feet difference in elevation between Whatshan Lake
and Lower Arrow Lake. The initial installation will be two units of 12,500 kva each,
the plant being designed for a further two units of the same size to be installed as
load conditions require.
The water will be carried from Whatshan Lake to the power-house, on the shore
of Lower Arrow Lake, through a tunnel 12,500 feet long and 12 feet in diameter.
A small dam at the outlet of Whatshan Lake will store water in the lake for use during
periods of low natural run-off. Surveys and preparation of plans for this development
have been carried on during the year, and it is expected that construction will be
commenced in May, 1948.
2. TRANSMISSION PLANT,
Vancouver Island System.
The 138-kv transmission-line from the John Hart plant to Nanaimo, with a branch
from Dunsmuir to Port Alberni, was completed late in 1947. The transmission-line
is 104 miles in length and is a double circuit of 397,500 c/m A.C.S.R. conductor supported on 652 steel towers.    The standard towers are 85 feet high.
Two substations have been installed—at Nanaimo (Jinglepot) and at Port Alberni.
The Jinglepot substation transforms from 138 kv to 60 kv. The presently installed
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transforms from 138 kv to 12 kv, with initial capacity of 15,000 kva.    A masonry
building houses the control equipment.
The transmission-line to Alberni was energized and power delivered early in
January, 1948. Delays in delivery of steel and adverse weather conditions deferred
operation of the Jinglepot substation until March 7th, 1948.
From Jinglepot substation 3V& miles of 60-kv line have been constructed to deliver
power to Pine Street substation in Nanaimo. This is a pole-line with two circuits of
No. 2/0 A.C.S.R. At Pine Street substation the system ties in with the 60-kv line to
Duncan. During the year the No. 4 C.C.S.R. conductor on the latter line was replaced
with No. 2/0 A.C.S.R. to improve voltage regulation and provide additional capacity at
Duncan.
Vernon-Kamloops.
Materials were ordered for the projected 60-kv transmission-line between Vernon
and Kamloops, a distance of 69.5 miles. This line is designed as a single circuit of
No. 4/0 A.C.S.R. to be supported on twin-pole structures. The right-of-way is 90 feet
wide and the line will be erected 30 feet from one side to permit the later construction
of a second line on the same right-of-way. When completed, this transmission-line
will permit parallel operation of the Shuswap Falls plant with the Barriere and Kamloops plants. Upon completion of the Whatshan development it will be used to transmit
power from Vernon to Kamloops, thus eliminating the uneconomical operation of the
Barriere hydro-station and the Kamloops steam plant.
The right-of-way is now being cleared, and construction will be commenced as soon
as weather conditions permit.
3. DISTRIBUTION PLANT.
Improved availability of materials, time for completion of detailed plans, and the
organization of available man-power and transportation equipment made possible extensive improvements to distribution facilities in the eighteen power districts operated by
the Commission. The distribution systems in six power districts, acquired in 1945, were
completely reconstructed.
Substantial progress was made in expanding all power districts to include adjacent
rural areas, particularly in North Okanagan where an extensive rural electrification
programme has been planned.
During the year 3,431 new services were added. Modern street-lighting systems
were installed in Hope, Smithers, Terrace, Vanderhoof, Williams Lake, and Peachland.
The most important items of distribution plant construction are described under
the various power districts.
Alberni.
The extension programme in progress when the Commission acquired the system,
January 1st, 1947, was completed to add 34.18 miles of primary distribution-line and
521 new services. A distribution substation, 12/4/2.3 kv, was established for the
utilization of power from the John Hart Development.
Alert Bay.
Plans were completed for the reconstruction of the distribution system in 1948.
Actual construction was limited to the addition of fourteen new services.
Burns Lake.
The Village of Burns Lake was served when acquired, November 1st, 1947, by
a   115/230-volt   distribution   system.     Voltage   conditions   were   unsatisfactory,   and G 16 " ELECTRIC POWER ACT.'
approximately three-quarters of a mile of 2,300-volt distribution circuit was erected,
with necessary transformers. This work will form a part of the projected reconstruction of the whole system which is scheduled for next year. Eleven new services were
connected.
CUMBERLAND-ROYSTON.
This district comprises the properties acquired from Royston Power & Light Company, Limited, January 1st, 1947, and from Cumberland Electric Lighting Company,
Limited, June 5th, 1947. Plans were completed for connecting the two by means of
a short primary line.    Forty-six new services were added during the year.
Golden.
The distribution system was completely rebuilt and expanded by the addition of
an eighty-pole extension to the Swiss Village area west of Golden. Two main feeders
from the new diesel plant provide service—one to the section of Golden north of the
Columbia River, the other to the residential section south of the river.
The system operates at 2,300/4,000 volts, 4-wire, there being 290 poles in use,
equivalent to about 9.5 miles of line, utilizing 250 kva in distribution transformer
capacity.
In addition, supply and control wiring for a street-lighting system was installed.
During the year twenty-four customers were added to the system.
Hope.
The Hope distribution system was rebuilt and expanded by the addition of several
single-phase extensions. Approximately 13.3 miles of primary line, containing 470
poles, were constructed as a 2,300-volt delta system. In addition, a street-lighting
system of thirty-six 300-watt units was provided. During the year 107 customers
were added in this district.
Kamloops.
This distribution system, when acquired by the Commission on January 1st, 1947,
had reached the point where effective measures were required to take care of the
rapidly growing load. Accordingly, studies were undertaken leading to the preparation of a long-range plan based on the future supply of energy from the Whatshan
development.
The plan calls for the ultimate construction of an 11.5-kv ring circuit around
Kamloops and North Kamloops, with radial extensions east, south-west to Tranquille
Sanatorium, if required, and north up the North Thompson River valley.
During the year certain initial steps-were taken, as part of the plan, to relieve
overload conditions and to provide new services where urgently required. This work
consisted of a projection of the 11.5-kv ring circuit in and through North Kamloops
and Brocklehurst to the Thompson River, and the reinforcement of some 2,300-volt
primary lines in the city system.
A distribution substation tapping the 44-kv Barriere line at Halston Crossing was
to have been rebuilt with increased capacity, but delay in the receipt of the required
transformers did not permit the completion of this project, although all necessary line
alterations had been constructed by March 31st, 1948.
During the year 279 customers were added to the district system.
Lillooet.
This distribution system was acquired August 1st, 1947. Six new services were
added to the end of the fiscal year. REPORT OF BRITISH COLUMBIA POWER COMMISSION, 1947-48. G 17
NAKUSP.
The distribution system was completely reconstructed and expanded by the addition of 7 miles of single-phase line extending into adjacent rural areas. In all, 371
poles were set, equivalent to 15.7 miles of primary line. A new street-lighting system
was installed in Nakusp. Meters were installed in the many cases where service had
been supplied at flat rates by the former owners. During the year nineteen new
service connections were added.
Nanaimo-Duncan-Saltspring-Parksville-Qualicum.
This power district includes the areas supplied by Nanaimo-Duncan Utilities,
Limited, and National Utilities Corporation, Limited, the latter having operated in
Parksville and Qualicum.    The district now contains 510 miles of primary distribution.
Considerable reconstruction and additions were necessary to amalgamate the
various operations and to prepare for the receipt and distribution of power from the
John Hart Development. Work was commenced on a three-year programme which
provides for a 13.2/23-kv ring feeder from the Pine Street substation.
Construction of a 23-kv feeder-line from Craig's Crossing to Qualicum was commenced and will be ready for operation in June, 1948. In all, 39.52 miles of primary
distribution-line were constructed during the year, and 970 new services were installed.
North Okanagan.
A total of 61.2 miles of primary distribution circuits were built for a net increase
of 736 customers. A new street-lighting system of forty-one units was built at Lumby.
A start was made on a voltage change from 6.9 kv. to 6.9/12 kv in the Winfield and
Swan Lake areas. Of the construction-work accomplished during the year, approximately 50 per cent, was directed toward electrification of the important rural areas
surveyed during the previous fiscal year.
Peachland-Westbank.
Work of rebuilding the Peachland distribution system, begun in the previous
year, was completed.    The number of new services added was eighty-one.
Quesnel.
Reconstruction of the inadequate distribution system was of necessity postponed
until the summer of 1948. In the meantime, temporary measures were taken to remedy
poor voltage conditions. The reconstruction programme will include a modern street-
lighting system.    New services to the number of sixty-seven were added.
Sechelt.
The work completed during the year included the construction of 1 mile of 6,900-
volt line along the Pratt Road to serve thirteen customers, the installation of six street-
lighting units at Gibsons Landing, the alteration of the Sechelt end of the system to
6,900 volts and its extension to Porpoise Bay—a distance of 2.5 miles—to supply
a sawmill and other customers, and the erection of a control-panel and sectionalizing
switch in the generating-station whereby the north and south sections can be segregated for control purposes.    During the year 229 new services were added.
Smithers.
Reconstruction of the village distribution system was completed, as was the new
street-lighting system of thirty-six units. The 11-mile line from Smithers to Telkwa
was finished, together with the Telkwa distribution system. A street-lighting system
of fourteen units was designed for Telkwa, and construction was commenced.    Several G 18
ELECTRIC POWER ACT."
short extensions were built;  in all, a total of 16.4 miles of primary circuits were completed during the year; eighty-six new service connections were made.
A Department of Transport line 3% miles long, running north-west from Smithers
to the airport, was acquired, permitting service to the airport and to certain consumers
en route, making possible future extension in the Lake Kathryn area. This line was
converted from 2.3-kv 3-wire to 4-kv 4-wire.
Terrace.
The construction of the distribution system planned for the Terrace area was completed, as was a street-lighting system, consisting of ten 300- and eight 200-watt units.
This work made it possible to add 148 services during the year.
Vanderhoof.
Reconstruction of the distribution system was completed, involving construction
of 3 miles of primary circuits. An adequate and modern street-lighting system of
eighteen units was designed, and material was delivered; contractual arrangements
were completed, and installation will proceed as soon as weather permits. Thirty-six
new services were connected.
Williams Lake.
The distribution system acquired by the Commission was reconstructed, 125 new
poles being set for this purpose.    Additional transformer capacity was installed.
Supply and control wiring for thirty street-lighting units was installed. Fifty-
one new services were added.
Extensions were undertaken, as follows:—
To the airport area, 0.7 mile to supply seven customers.
To the north side of Williams Lake, 3.1 miles to supply sixteen customers.
To the south side of Williams Lake, 0.8 mile to supply eight customers and an
auto court.
These extensions were not completed by the end of the fiscal year.
Summary of Circuit Miles of Distribution and Number of Customers
as at March 31st, 1948.
District.
Miles of Line.
Number of
Customers.
Customers
per Mile.
81.3
3.7
0.8
25.7
9.5
13.3
58.9
4.8
15.7
510.1
294.9
27.6
11.4
26.0
25.0
12.0
4.2
6.4
3,464
205
99
916
201
429
3,359
141
300
9,793
5,932
384
427
730
426
246
164
254
42.7
55.2
124.0
35 7
Golden	
21.8
32 3
19.1
20.1
13.9
37.5
28.0
17.0
20.5
39.1
40.0
Totals	
1,131.3
27,470
26.7 REPORT OF BRITISH COLUMBIA POWER COMMISSION, 1947-48.
G 19
IV. OPERATION.
1. PRODUCTION.
As at March 31st, 1948, the Commission was operating nine hydro-electric plants
with twelve units, one steam-electric plant with three units, and thirteen diesel-electric
plants with thirty-six units. The twenty-three generating plants in operation have
a total capacity of 18,060 kva. Six of these are new standard diesel stations that have
been installed by the Commission at Terrace, Smithers, Vanderhoof, Quesnel, Alert
Bay, and Golden. These six plants have a total capacity of 3,124 kva, replacing equipment rated at 1,149 kva.
As a result of the bringing into operation of more efficient generating equipment,
the Commission has twenty-four inactive generating units with a combined rated
capacity of 3,670 kva. Some of the equipment, acquired from former owners, may be
reconditioned for temporary installation in new areas.
Power became available from the first unit of the John Hart plant January 11th,
1948. Thereafter steam-plant operation at Nanaimo was unnecessary, and the operation of the two small hydro-plants was curtailed and will be discontinued early in the
next year.
Generating Capacity as at March 31st, 1948.
Active.
Inactive.
Plant Location.
Type.*
Number
of Units.
Capacity
in Kva.
Type.*
Number
of Units.
Capacity
in Kva.
D
H
D
D
DH
S
DH
HD
H
H
D
DH
H
D
D
D
D
D
3
2
2
3
5
3
3
2
3
1
3
3
2
3
2
3
4
4
437.5
1,695.0
62.5
562.5
527.0
2,750.0
337.5
250.0
1,275.0
62.0
D
D
S
D
D
DH
D
D
D
3
2
2
4
1
6
2
3
1
230.0
Golden	
150.0
1,080.0
1,335.0
Quesnel	
Sechelt	
687.5
575.0
6,500.0
' 749.0
250.0
437.5
427.0
475.0
462.0
Totals	
51
18,060.0
24
3,670.0
* Note.—D=diesel; H=:hydro ; S=steam. G 20
ELECTRIC POWER ACT."
Through month-to-month arrangements for purchase of power the following additional capacity was made available to the Commission:—
Kva.
Vancouver Island Power Co., Ltd., at Duncan  6,750
Victoria Lumber Co., Ltd., at Chemainus  500
Bloedel, Stewart & Welch, Ltd., at Port Alberni  1,140
Alberni Pacific Lumber Co., Ltd., at Port Alberni  623
Canadian Collieries (D.), Ltd., at Royston and Cumberland___ 350
Total purchased capacity available     9,363
Commission's active generating capacity  18,060
No. 1 unit, John Hart Development  25,000
Total
52,423
Power generated and purchased.
I. Generated.
Station.
Alert Bay ___
Barriere 	
Burns Lake
Golden  	
Hope 	
Kwh.
438,944
10,041,876
43,415
254,875
708,010
Kwh.
Kamloops
2,076,900
Lillooet   234,455
Nakusp   369,400
Nanaimo (three plants)   4,984,540
Peachland and Westbank (two plants)  743,024
Port Alberni     1,990,224
Quesnel .—1        841,110
Sechelt          654,830
Shuswap Falls  21,019,150
Smithers          739,677
Terrace
257,667
Vanderhoof        275,297
Williams Lake        589,140
John Hart      8,039,096
Carried forward
54,301,630 ■    ■'.   ■ ..^■:i'' '■
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rl
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Power generated and purchased—Continued.
Kwh.
Brought forward   54,301,630
II. Purchased.
From. Kwh.
Vancouver Island Power Co., Ltd  22,278,000
Victoria Lumber Co., Ltd    2,195,780
Bloedel, Stewart & Welch, Ltd :______       867,700
Alberni Pacific Lumber Co., Ltd     1,996,900
Canadian Collieries (D.), Ltd        889,130
West Kootenay Power and Light Co., Ltd  4,200
  28,231,710
Total generated and purchased  82,533,340
Less station service     1,153,489
Net generated and purchased .  81,379,851
Disposition of Power.
Kwh.
Net generated and purchased  81,379,851
Transmission and transformation losses (6.5 per cent.).—    5,250,423
Delivered, wholesale   76,129,428
Special contract sales—
Construction, John Hart Development        16,779
Bloedel, Stewart & Welch, Ltd  4,273,900
     4,290,679
Delivered to power districts and municipalities for distribution   71,838,749
Distribution losses (10.5 per cent.) i     7,524,941
Distribution sales on consumers' meters  64,313,808
2. TRANSMISSION.
One circuit of the 138-kv system connected with the John Hart generating-station
was energized January 11th, 1948, on a test basis, and has since been supplying energy
to the Port Alberni substation. The Nanaimo substation (Jinglepot) was energized
March 7th, 1948. The permanent control equipment on this transmission system is
not yet completed.
There having been very little maintenance-work performed by the former owners
during the war years, an unusual amount of this work has been necessary. On the
former Nanaimo-Duncan transmission system 18 miles of right-of-way were recleared.
Over 100 insulator replacements were made, 90 per cent, of which were occasioned by
hunters or others with firearms.
Highway relocations necessitated considerable reconstruction of transmission-
poles.
The physical and electrical characteristics of transmission-lines are tabulated
below:— G 22
" ELECTRIC POWER ACT."
Transmission Systems.
Location.
Length.
Voltage.
Type.
Supports.
Conductor.
Number
of
Circuits.
1. Vancouver Island System.
Duncan-Nanaimo	
Campbell River to Nanaimo and Port
Miles.
32.6
103.54
42.7
61.0
45.0
Kv.
60
138
63
33
44
Pin
Suspension
Pin
Pin
Pin
Wood pole
Steel towers
Wood pole
Wood pole
Wood pole
No. 2/0 A.C.S.R.
397,500 C/M, A.C.S.R.
No. 0 and No. 1
copper
No. 0 copper
No. 2/0 A.C.S.R.
1
2
2. Okanagan System.
1
Shuswap to Vernon to Salmon Arm to
Canoe ,
3. Kamloops System.
1
i
3. DISTRIBUTION.
On March 31st, 1948, the Commission was supplying electrical service to 27,470
customers in eighteen power districts, an increase of 4,431 during the year. Of this
number, 3,431 represent new service connections and 1,000 were acquired with
operations taken over by the Commission.
Two new power districts, Burns Lake and Lillooet, were created around the
electrical operations acquired from Burns Lake Electric and Pacific Great Eastern
Railway respectively.
The Cumberland Electric Lighting Company operation, acquired during the year,
was combined with the Royston operation to form the Cumberland-Royston Power
District.
All distribution systems required heavy maintenance expenditures owing to the age
of the equipment and in most- cases neglect of adequate maintenance by the previous
owners. This work resulted in numerous interruptions to service, particularly in the
Nanaimo-Duncan Power District. However, it was considered essential to place the
distribution systems in good operating condition to deliver power in greater volume
from the John Hart Development. While it is impossible to guarantee uninterrupted
service in rural areas, a marked reduction in the number of outages is anticipated for
the next year.
A total of 71,838,749 kwh were delivered to the power districts for distribution.
Consumers' meters showed total sales of 64,313,808 kwh. The difference, 7,524,941
kwh, represented loss in distribution. The distribution loss, 10.5 per cent, of the power
delivered, may be considered exceptionally low and reflects the improvement already
made in the distribution lines and equipment.
The tabulation " Statistics Relating to the Supply of Electrical Energy," immediately following, contains interesting comparisons with the preceding year. It is to
be noted that the average kwh cost to residential consumers has been reduced by 10 per
cent. Notwithstanding higher operating costs, this result has been obtained through
greater volume of production and sales.
4. RATE SCHEDULES.
During the fiscal year revised rates in accordance with the Commission's Regulation No. 5 were made effective in seven more power districts. This regulation, adopted
in 1946, provides for a uniform structure for each classification of service, with rates
to vary with the costs of supplying the service in each power district. STATISTICS   RELATING   TO  THE   SUPPLY OF   ELECTRICAL   ENERGY.
POWER
DISTRICT.
fr)
RESIDENTIAL    SERVICE.
COMMERCIAL     SERVICE
POWER   SERVICE.
STREET-LIGHTING SERVICE
TOTA L S.
fc
I
\
fc
I
I
Number of
customers
Av. Monthly
consumption
•1
r
^ fc
fc
I
1
%
i
Number of
customers
3> $
$ i
Average
monthly
bill
P
fc
fc fc
fc
.8
<
I
Number of
customers
?!
I
i
<
.8
I
if
Id
fc
I
.8
1
1   °
<
fc *
n
$
KWH
KWH
*
*
$
KWH
KWH
$
$
9
KWH
$
%
KWH
$
KWH
*
Alberni
Date
of
acquisition.    Jan. f& /947
2,817
\9A1
29,556 J 3
662,644
2,474
SO
4.00
4.5
18,405.25
530,739
427
425
14.10
3.5
3,45637
32,633
40
10.6
1,132.36
26,148
2
53,150.71
1,252,164
2,943
4.2
1948
122,340.07
2,307,l7t
2,338
90
3.80
4.2
77,132.03
2,010,020
484
365
14.00
3.8
15,913.13
43/, 583
40
31
6,116.41
134,57/
2
222,762.24
5,483,345
3f464
4.1
Alert Bay
Dat-e
of
acquisition
:     Aug. 1^1945
152
1947
5,85878
53,000.
no
43
4.10
l/.O
3,2/3.72
//3,000
55
/80
13.95
11
3,134.55
13,100
25
5.1
180.00
3,600
1
18,933.05
243,300
191
7.6
1948
6,848.87
36,520
132
68
4.85
11
10,016.36
199,/ tO
65
214
1380
51
2,610.06
54,640
1
48
134.00
300
1
19,663.83
350,510
205
5.6
Burns Lake
Date
of
acquisition:    Nov. Is.
* 1941
88
1948
2,56151
14,650
66
48
835
tl 5
2,48835
17,195
28
/26
I830
145
39285
2,803
4
I4.0
125.00
3,872
t
5,574.31
38,520
99
14.5
Cumberland- Royston
Date  of
acquisition:
Roysh
•>n. Jt
?n. 1^/941}
Cumber/and. June Stb J347
S70
1947
1,255.30
21,241
S3
16
4.50
59
1, 255.30
21,247
93
59
1948
Z8&46GO
381,012
837
45
3.40
16
9,403.2/
22/, IO&
15
295
/2.50
4.3
2,021.40
18,362
2
2.6
1,422.52
40,/75
2
41,633.73
120,655
916
58
Golden
Date
of
acquisition
■    Sept. /*
'1945
158
1947
6,215.26
44, ZOO
124
3/
4.35
/4.2
7,5/32/
74,000
46
135
/3.15
JO. 2
861.04
8,700
1
3.9
954.60
25,000
-
15,604.11
151,900
111
10.2
1946
6,855A1
53,394
141
34
4.30
/2.1
8,48836
98,401
54
/62
/4.00
86
145.06
5,9/4
6
12.6
500.45
-
16,589.28
158,315
201
tos
Hope
Date
of
acquisition
■     Aug. /£
1I945
190
1947
11,103.42
/07,300
269
37
3.80
10 3
10,016.62
!4/,300
48
284
20.20
7/
252.60
4,800
4
S3
286.00
27,676
/
21,7/8.64
281,016
322
1.1
1948
11,47001
184,732
342
51
3.20
62
12,647.35
291, J 37
84
3/6
I37S
4.4
/95.04
5,431
2
3.6
749.00
27,867
1
25,062.00
509,233
429
4.9
Kamloops
Date
of
acquisition
Jan. /£
'1941
2.954
1947
29,58647
835,165
2,354
i/8
425
3.6
34,6/2.54
656,614
S09
392
20.60
5.3
If, 25870
452,823
116
2.5
1.553.75
62,870
1
77,011.46
2,001,412
3.080
39
1948
113,315.36
3,176,827
2,588
101
3.80
36
136,48/20
2,641,482
650
355
te.25
5.2
12,421.50
3,413,306
120
2.1
4,809.85
199,320
1
327,027.31
3,496,935
3,359
3.5
Lillooet
Date
of
acquisitioi
?:    Aug. /5
+ 1941
135
1948
3,643.72
46,09/
82
68
535
79
3,81234
109,171
45
3/6
lt.20
3.5
181.38
13,545
14
58
8,297.44
168,813
141
4.9
Nakusp
Dale
of
acquisition
:    Sept. I*J 1945
2SO
1947
7952.72
75,000
2/7
30
320
IO-6
3,80434
48,400
52
16
6.00
13
529.68
1,500
/2
11
12,286.14
130,900
281
9.4
1948
3,341.76
99,211
230
37
3.45
9.4
53/7.30
19,093
65
114
7lO
6.1
383.11
2,440
S
151
15,048.tl
180,144
300
8.4
Nanaimo - Duncan
Date
of acq
u/'sihi
•)/!: Na/ly
7//770-
Duncan e
tc. Aug. f£fj
345;  R
vrksv
'/le, Qua
O'cU/77
Jan. 1^ 1347;   Chemainu
S.Mor.
15th IS47
1,131
1947
293,77733
5,333,38/
7,477
72
3.GS
5-/
140,75769
3,506,220
1,048
3IO
12.45
4.o
198,306.40
13,181,560
294
15
12,563.58
446,398
4
651,40560
23.013,559
8,823
2.8
1948
378,033.10
7,833,393
8,278
83
4.00
4.8
188,3708/
4t394,881
t,203
320
/3.80
4.3
223,90154
14.448,894
301
t.5
13,680.38
474, 242
5
804,58583
21,151,416
9.193
3.0
North Okanagan
Dote
of
acquisition
■   Aug. JZt
1345.
4,411
1947
173,236.77
4, /69,895
4,167
81
360
4.2
1/2,465.03
2,1/5,190
195
303
1255
4.2
/ 25,081,98
1,566,512
226
11
9,571.83
434,708
8
420,361.61
14,886,905
5,136
28
1948
203,02585
5,242,5/3
4,791
97
3.15
3.9
i33.263.83
3,/07,l24
889
306
I3./5
4.3
/38,914.1t
8,205.135
244
11
S,90O79
449,066
8
485,///.18
11,004,444
5,932
2.9 STATISTICS   RELATING TO THE   SUPPLY OF  ELECTRICAL   ENERGY.
POWER
DISTRICT.
11
i5   1
RESIDENTIAL.    SERVICE.
COMMERCIAL    SERVICE
POWER   SERVICE.
[STREET-LIGHTING SERVICE
TOTAL S.
!
Number of
customers
Av. Monthly
consumption
Average
monthly
bill
4
r
fc    <s
> *
Si ^
1
.8
1
1
Number of
customers
Av. Monthly
consumption
A verage
monthly
bill
I
!
Number of
Customers
fc $
fc
I
1
hi
ii
fa
fc
1
1
Number of
Customers
fc £
^
KWH
KWH
%
$
$
KWH
KWH
%
$
#
KWH
£
%
KWH
$
KWH
*
\ Peach land-Westbank
Date
of
\acquisitiotn:    Aug. 7p 1946.
288
1947
5,984.54
68,059
244
36
3J5
8.8
3,2/2.11
41,002
45
114
890
78
2,841.19
73,335
12
3.6
325.01
/0,952
2
12,363.5/
193,348
303
e.z
1948
11,098.83
180,318
3/2
53
3.25
6.2
5J943.18
//6,338
55
192
9.80
5.1
4,37284
291.533
15
/.5
660. OO
23,946
2
22.075.5/
6/8, 195
384
3.6\
Quesnel
Dote
of
{acquisition.  Aug. I^t t945.
269
1947
3,856.63
127,000
252
45
3.SO
77
/3,962.69
111, 200
85
114
I4.20
8.2
3,451.38
104.260
22
3.3
374.00
50,808
/
27,645.30
453.268
360
6.1
1948
11,126,60
172,363
3/2
5/
3.SO
6.8
15,086.51
3/6,118
lOI
219
13.30
4.8
2,315.88
102,56/
13
2.3
518.40
50.112
/
29.647.39
641, 234
427
4.6
Sechelt
Date
Of
acquis it/oh: SeptlW   1945.
337
1947
15,603.09
139,153
423
30
340
IL 2
5J47.09
IO, 300
14
9/
1.40
8.2
2,228.27
83t400
4
2.7
23.584.45
292.859
501
e.i
1948
20,850.30
255,328
628
40
3.25
8.2
1,488.1/
139,111
94
/39
1.45
5.3
776.33
/1,993
6
6.5
38.50
/,500
2
29,153.24
408.598
730
7.1
Smithers
Dote
of
acquisition.   Sept. hf 1945.
293
1947
10,320.33
102,000
245
36
385
IO.7
I   9,13761
15,000
66
88
11.40
12.9
3J78.94
41,000
28
6.8
684.OO
8,758
1
24,520.94
232,758
340
/0.5\
1948
10,51748
158,169
308
49
3.30
6.7
J0,861.63
241,854
102
231
10.40
4.4
3,343.17
/54.19I
/5
2.2
707.00
/3,580
/
25,495^8
574.394
426
4.5
Terrace
Date
of
acquisition:   Sep/. SO& 1345.
59
*
1947
2,850.84
11, lOO
62
26
4.30
/6.7
3,692.3/
33,100
35
80
8.95
11.1 \
93.00
9,000
/
G,636./5
59.200
98
//2
1948
4736.81
52,155
186
38
3.50
9.1
5,984.98
93,012
56
149
9.60
6.5
219.98
6.145
3
4.6
152.50
7,450
/
11,154.27
158.822
24G
70
Vanderhoof
Dote
of
acqp/sitic
n: Sepfl
l* 1345.
106
1947
4,46245
43,800
IS
49
SOO
/0.2
1,9/1.34
10,000
45
129
14.65
11.3
1,008.31
/2.200
4.
8.3
180.00
3,285
1
13,568.10
129.265
128
/0.5
1948
4,424.4/
€4,313
106
60
4/5
6.9
6,138.15
101,111
52
168
10.20
6.0
621.81
9.106
5
6.8
180.00
2,250
/
11,365.03
/76.900
/64
6.4
Williams Lake
Date
of
acquisition:  Sep/./sf 1345.
161 %
1947
1,324.45
85,SOo\
1/(6
66
5.70
8.6
11,386.30
150,600
G4
201
15.2o\
1.6
3,059.5/
53.000\
22
58
452.00
3.689
1
22.222.26
292.589
203
7.e
1948
7184.58
126,285\
157
IG
430
5.7 \
13,54613
292,938
86
311
14.40
4.6
/. 269.63
38,452:
fO
3.3
461.40
8,400
1
22.46234
466.075
254
A.8\
"TOTAL:
•
A/ respective do/es   of acquisition.
21.421
1947
621,6/1.1/
/2,434,25a
/8,70S
74
3-70
5.0
392,510,63
8,403,26S\
3,494
218
13.00\
4.7
359.255.52
21,113,423]
8/6
1.1
28.350.73\
1,1/2.892
24
1,402.327.99\
43,7/3,830
23,039
3.2
1948
951,433.33
2/, OS/, 11/
22,434\
84
380
4.5
653,211.43
14.482.126\
4,188
308
13.90
4.5
41I,260.0&21.343£60\
8/8
1.7
4O,816.20\
1
1.436.65/
30
2,122,781.04\
64,313.608
27,470
33
NOTE:
The average mon/h/y consumption and /he average mon/tily bi/l are based on /he average number of customers for /he whole year
rather /han on the ac/ual number shotvn, which is as at /he end of the f/sca/ year. REPORT OF BRITISH COLUMBIA POWER COMMISSION, 1947-48.
G 23
In a number of the power districts it has been considered necessary to define more
than one rate zone. Zone No. 1 comprises an incorporated municipality or a village,
while Zone No. 2 refers to adjoining rural areas where the capital investment per
customer is higher than in the more thickly populated Zone No. 1. The resultant higher
capital carrying costs are guaranteed by means of an increased minimum monthly bill.
As the actual rates are, with two slight exceptions, the same in both zones of each
power district, the customer may with advantage use energy to the amount of the
minimum bill.
In summary form the promotional rates in effect on March 31st, 1948, are shown
in the tables following:—
I. Residential Service Rates.
Power District.
Block I
(First 20 Kwh
per Month per
Kw of Demand).
Block II
(Next 60 Kwh
per Month per
Kw of Demand).
Block III
(Balance of
Monthly
Consumption).
Monthly
Minimum
per Kw of
Demand.
Alert Bay	
Golden	
Hope	
Nakusp	
Quesnel	
Sechelt	
Smithers	
Terrace	
Vanderhoof	
Westbank-Peachland
Williams Lake	
Cents per Kwh.
12
12
10
12
10*
12
10
12
12
10
10*
Cents per Kwh.
2%
2%
2y2
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2y2
2%
Cents per Kwh.
fio
%>
* In Zone 2 of this power district the rate for the first block is 12 cents.
t Minimum bill in Zone 2 of this district is $1.50 per kw.
t Minimum bill in Zone 2 of this district is $1.25 per kw.
Minimum demand rating is 2 kw.
Discount, 10 per cent, for prompt payment.
II. Summer Service Rates, residential and commercial.
(Applicable to five-month period, May 1st to September 30th.)
1.00
l.OOf
1.00
1.00
1.00$
1.00
1.00
1.00$
1.00$
1.00
1.00$
Power District.
Annual Fixed
Charge per Kw.
of Demand.
Block I
(First 50 Kwh
per Season per
Kw of Demand).
Block II
(Next 50 Kwh
per Season per
Kw of Demand).
Block III
(Balance of
Consumption
per Season).
Alert Bay	
Golden	
Hope	
Nakusp	
Quesnel	
Sechelt	
Smithers	
Terrace	
Vanderhoof	
Westbank-Peachland
Williams Lake	
6.00
6.00
6.00
6.00
6.00
6.00
6.00
6.00
6.00
6.00
6.00
Cents per Kwh.
12
12
10
12
10*
12
10
12
12
10
10*
Cents per Kwh.
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2y2
2y2
2%
Dents per Kwh.
'   %
y2
%
y2
y2
y2
%
y2
y2
y2
54
* In Zone 2 of this power district the rate for the first block is 12 cents.
Minimum demand rating is 2 kw.
Discount, 10 per cent, for prompt payment. G 24
ELECTRIC POWER ACT."
The following rates are applicable to commercial services in each of the power
districts named in Tables I and II:—
III. Commercial Service Rates.
Minimum Demand
in Kw.
Block I
(First 30 Kwh
per Month per
Kw of Demand).
Block II
(Next 60 Kwh
per Month per
Kw of Demand).
Block III
(Balance of
Monthly
Consumption).
Monthly
Minimum
per Kw of
Demand.
2
Cents per Kwh.
12
Cents per Kwh.
4
Cents per Kwh.
$
1.00*
* In Zone 2 of Golden the minimum bill is $1.50 per kw of demand ;   in Zone 2 of Quesnel, Terrace, Vanderhoof,
and Williams Lake, $1.25 per kw.
Discount, 10 per cent, for prompt payment.
The following rates are applicable to power service in each of the power districts
named in Tables I and II:—
IV. Power Service Rates.
Minimum
Demand
in Kw.
Service
Charge
per Kw of
Demand.
Block I
(First 50 Kwh
per Month per
Kw of Demand).
Block II
(Next 50 Kwh
per Month per
Kw of Demand).
Block III
(Balance of
Monthly
Consumption).
Monthly
Minimum
per Kw of
Demand.
4
50
$
1.00
.85
Cents per Kwh.
3
3
Cents per Kwh.
Cents per Kwh.
V2
$
1.00
Primary powerf—
.85
* Power delivered at 550/220/110 volts.
t Power delivered at primary distribution voltage
Discount, 10 per cent, for prompt payment.
-2,300 volts or higher.
Two classifications of street-lighting service are supplied by the Commission—
Overhead and Ornamental.
The Commission installs, owns, operates, and maintains overhead street-lighting
equipment and supplies energy for the operation of lights daily from one hour after
sunset until one hour before sunrise. The customer municipality pays the actual cost
of materials for renewal of lamps and glassware.
Ornamental street-lighting equipment is owned by and maintained at the expense
of the customer municipality. The Commission supplies energy for the operation daily
from one hour after sunset until one hour before sunrise.
V. Street-lighting Rates—all Districts.
Net Rate per Month pee Lamp.
Capacity Rating of Lamps.
(a) Multiple system—
100 watts  $1.50
200  „  	
300  „  	
500  „  	
1000  „   .	
(b) Series system—
100. candle-power        1.30
250       „ „      	
400       „ „      	
600       „ „      	
Overhead
Lamps.
Ornamental
Lamps.
$1.50
$0.75
2.00
1.25
2.50
1.75
3.50
2.75
6.00
5.25
1.30
0.55
1.75
1.00
2.10
1.35
2.60
1.85 REPORT OF BRITISH COLUMBIA POWER COMMISSION, 1947-48. G 25
With the coming into production of the John Hart Development, revised schedules,
conforming to the framework as set out above for each service classification, will be
adopted in the Nanaimo-Duncan and Alberni Power Districts during the next fiscal
year. The whole of the Coastal Region, with the exception of the Cumberland-Royston
Power District, which is on 25-cycle current, will then be operating under promotional
rates.
In the Interior Region the shortage of power in both the North Okanagan and
Kamloops Power Districts precludes the adoption of revised schedules designed to
encourage the use of electrical energy until increased power capacity is available. The
only other power districts where rate revisions have not yet been considered are the
latest acquisitions—namely, Burns Lake and Lillooet. G 26 " ELECTRIC POWER ACT.
V. SURVEYS AND INVESTIGATIONS.
1. POWER PROJECTS.
Surveys for a hydro-electric power-development at Whatshan Lake, near Needles,
were resumed and completed during the early part of the year, following which designs
and estimates for a plant having an initial capacity of 30,000 horse-power and an
ultimate capacity which may reach 60,000 horse-power were prepared.
The urgent need for an augmented power-supply in the Kamloops-Okanagan area
became increasingly evident as the year progressed. Accordingly, the project was
recommended and received the assent of the Lieutenant-Governor in Council in
December, 1947.
The proposed plant is expected to come into operation during the summer of 1950.
To assist in meeting anticipated peak power demands prior to this date, studies were
made covering the installation in Kamloops of the 625-kva steam-electric generating
unit now in Nanaimo and made available by the supply of power to that centre from
the John Hart generating plant.
Surveys, preliminary designs, and estimates have been prepared covering two
power-sites on the Quesnel River and one on Swamp River, a tributary of Quesnel River
in the Wells-Barkerville area. Diamond-drilling was carried out to establish rock
foundations at the most promising of these power-sites. The surveys established the
possibility of developing a total of at least 150,000 continuous horse-power in several
developments on Quesnel River. This power can conveniently be developed in stages
if required.
In the Second Annual Report of the Commission, mention was made of a preliminary survey covering a potential hydro-electric development on Kicking Horse River to
supply Golden and vicinity. This power-site was found to have several undesirable
features. Accordingly, surveys have been made and a scheme developed for utilizing
a potential power-site on the Spillimacheen River in the Columbia Valley, approximately
40 miles south of Golden. If developed, this site would serve to supply power to
perhaps 80 miles of the Columbia River valley, extending from Golden southwards to
Windermere.
Surveys of potential power-sites on Scuzzy Creek and Nahatlatch River, near
North Bend in the Fraser Canyon, were made to determine the economic possibility of
developing hydro-electric power to supply communities at North Bend, Boston Bar,
and Lytton.
During the winter of 1947 a small survey party established a location for a
diversion of the Brewster Lake road, which will be flooded when water is impounded
in Lower Campbell Lake. This party also made a preliminary topographical survey of
the outlet of Buttle Lake on Campbell River. This survey will serve as a basis for
preliminary studies relating to future storage of water in this lake for river-regulation
purposes.
2. TRANSMISSION PROJECTS.
Final location of property-lines and right-of-way easements were established for
the high-tension transmission-line between Kamloops and Vernon.   .
Aerial survey was made covering the proposed route for a 138-kv line from
Whatshan to Vernon, a distance of approximately 75 miles. Ground location for
approximately one-third of this line was made during the summer of 1947.
Preliminary studies for additional substation facilities and for 60-kv transmission-
lines to supply contemplated industrial developments on the east coast of Vancouver
Island have been continued during the year, so that proper provision for these
developments can be made without delay when requirements are definitely established. REPORT OF BRITISH COLUMBIA POWER COMMISSION, 1947-48.        G 27
3. DISTRIBUTION PROJECTS.
Surveys were made during the year to determine the cost and feasibility of
electrical distribution in the following areas:—
(a) The Columbia Valley from Golden to Cranbrook.
(6) From Nakusp through New Denver, Slocan City to Crescent Valley, and
in the neighbourhood of Kaslo.
(c) Along the  Canadian National  Railway from Prince  George to Prince
Rupert.
(d) The Queen Charlotte Islands.
(e) From Campbellton to Say ward and Kelsey Bay.
In addition to these investigations, a study was completed to determine the nature
of the technical problems and the cost of changing the Courtenay-Comox system from
25 to 60 cycles.
Studies were also carried out in respect to permanent and expanded distribution
systems for the Kamloops-North Kamloops district and for the City of Nanaimo.
The North Okanagan Valley rural electrification scheme was surveyed in detail in
the Woods Lake, Armstrong, Enderby, Salmon Arm, Canoe, and Sicamous-Malakwa
areas. A similar study in the Coldstream Valley-Okanagan Landing territory is in
progress.
An extensive survey of certain of the Gulf Islands was carried out, including
methods of making connections to the Vancouver Island system.
Customer demands and ratings were studied in Alberni, Port Alberni, Nanaimo-
Duncan, Alert Bay, Golden, Nakusp, Quesnel, Terrace, Vanderhoof, and Williams Lake
in connection with the application of new rates. Similar investigations are being
carried out in other districts at the present time. G 28
" ELECTRIC POWER ACT."
VI. FINANCIAL.
In this section statements are presented showing the financial position of the
undertakings of the Commission as at close of its third fiscal period, the activities of
which have been covered in the preceding sections of the report. The statements
include:—
1. Balance-sheet as at March 31st, 1948:
2. Revenue and expenses, combined operations, for the year ended March
31st, 1948.
3. Distribution revenue and expenses, all power districts, for the year ended
March 31st, 1948.
4. Distribution by individual power districts:—
(a) Revenue and expenses for the year ended March 31st, 1948.
(o) Accumulated stabilization reserve as at March 31st, 1948.
5. Plant and equipment in operation and related maintenance and renewals
reserves as at March 31st, 1948.
6. Construction-work in progress as at March 31st, 1948.
The plant and equipment totals include valuations established by the Commission
in respect of plants and equipment acquired by expropriation proceedings in August
and September, 1945, but for which the compensation is still not determined. This
matter was referred to in previous Annual Reports, and proceedings toward such
determination are in progress under the terms of the " Electric Power Act."
Operating statements for the initial period of eight months to March 31st, 1946,
and the twelve months ended March 31st, 1947, were presented in tentative form only
in the First and Second Annual Reports, with qualifying remarks that the nominal
surpluses shown therein were subject to later adjustment for charges which could not
be properly determined at date of those reports. This adjustment has now been made
and the revised comparative results of the three periods to date, including the year
ended March 31st, 1948, are given in condensed form below:—
8 Months,
Aug. 1, 1945,
to
Mar. 31, 1946.
12 Months
ended
Mar. 31, 1947.
12 Months
ended
Mar. 31, 1948.
Total
(32 Months)
to
Mar. 31, 1948.
Revenue	
Operating expenses	
Operating surplus	
Provision for reserves	
Net operating surplus transferred to Stabilization Reserve
$815,823.93   |  $1,411,834.52  j  $2,146,689.39
417,299.48   |        871,607.60   I     1,397,660.72
$4,374,347.84
2,686,567.80
$398,524.45 I  $540,226.92 |  $749,028.67
I
201,437.87 I   325,129.94 j   518,534.61
$1,687,780.04
1,045,102.42
$197,086.58 |  $215,096.98 [  $230,494.06
$642,677.62
Further details relative to revenue and operating expenses, allocation of the cost
of power, distribution expenses, etc., for the year ended March 31st, 1948, are shown
in Statements 2, 3, and 4 herewith, and the classification of the accumulated Stabilization Reserve to March 31st, 1948, is also included in Statement 4.
The adjustments referred to above in respect of operating surpluses of prior periods
and the reconciliation of the credit balance of $730,856.72 in that connection shown in
the interim balance-sheet as at March 31st, 1947, published in the Second Annual
Report, and the balance of $642,677.62 at credit of the Stabilization Reserve as at
March 31st, 1948, is summarized below:— REPORT OF BRITISH COLUMBIA POWER COMMISSION, 1947-48.        G 29
Operating
Surpluses as Revised
published. Adjustments. Balances.
Eight months ended March 31st, 1946  $329,219.51                 	
Interest and sinking fund charges       $130,470.62        	
Maintenance, etc., adjustment increases..      1,662.31 $197,086.58
Twelve months ended March 31st, 1947     401,637.21                 	
Interest and sinking fund charges       222,756.44        	
Maintenance, etc., adjustment decreases.-      —36,216.21 215,096.98
$730,856.72      $318,673.16      $412,183.56
Add operating surplus for twelve months ended March 31st, 1948, as
per Statement 2 herewith         230,494.06
Balance at credit, Stabilization Reserve, March 31st, 1948       $642,677.62
Accounts receivable as at March 31st, 1948, include amounts totalling $59,056
shown as due from sundry debtors. The greater portion of this sum is represented by
advances and debit balances connected with current construction, and these will be
cleared in due course as the work progresses. The remainder of the miscellaneous
items and customers' light and power accounts are considered collectable in the total
amounts recorded.
Advances totalling $18,895,000 have been received from the Government of the
Province of British Columbia under the terms of the " Electric Power Act," and interest
to March 31st, 1948, on these advances has been paid in the amounts determined and
charged by the Department of Finance. The Act requires repayment of the principal
sums by sinking fund instalments over a period of not more than forty years from the
date of the advances, with a provision under which the commencement of instalment
payments may be deferred for a period of ten years in regard to advances for acquisitions or new construction. While the Commission has provided, as a charge to
operation, for sinking fund requirements on capital invested in plant in operation,
payment to the Government has been made on the basis of two years' deferment.
Accordingly, an initial instalment was paid as at March 31st, 1948, by deposit of
$23,250 with the Minister of Finance. Negotiations are now under way with a view
to obtaining- approval of the Lieutenant-Governor in Council for such deferment.
A contributory Superannuation Fund for the Commission employees was established during the year under review, and the required contributions from employees
and the Commission in the total sum of $180,456.44 to March 31st, 1948, were deposited
in trust with the Superannuation Commissioner appointed under the terms of the
regulations covering the operation of the Fund. No pension claims or payments from
the Fund had been made as at March 31st, 1948.
In accordance with the provisions of the " Electric Power Act," the accounts of the
Commission have been verified by auditors appointed by the Lieutenant-Governor in
Council. G 30 " ELECTRIC POWER ACT."
BALANCE-SHEET AS
Assets.
Capital assets—
Plant and equipment in operation, at values estimated by the Commission
as at dates of acquisition, plus subsequent rehabilitations and
additions at cost—
Generation  '    $3,324,946.21
Transmission   821,182.00
Distribution        4,082,785.62
General          370,291.74
$8,599,205.57
Construction-work in progress—
Generation   $7,768,134-01
Transmission      3,463,138.90
Distribution           116,203.43
General   985.97
11,348,462.31
Total plant and equipment   $19,947,667.88
Surveys and investigations  .-.  29,040.49
Acquisition costs and adjustments  229,429.98
Total capital assets  $20,206,138.35
Current assets—
Cash on hand and in banks ___ .  $117,933.41
Accounts receivable—
Light and power customers   $145,128.84
Miscellaneous       59,056.71
    204,185.55
Inventories of construction and operating stores and supplies    513,222,52
Unexpired insurance, etc.        31,546.03
  866,887.51
Deferred charge—
Unamortized organization and preliminary expenses   159,060.28
Sinking fund for retirement of Treasury advances—Deposit with Provincial
Minister of Finance   23,250.00
$21,255,336.14 REPORT OF BRITISH COLUMBIA POWER COMMISSION, 1947-48.        G 31
AT MARCH 31st, 1948. Statement 1.
Liabilities.
Advances from the Government of the Province of British Columbia   $18,895,000.00
Liability (estimated, net) in respect of acquired plant and equipment for which
compensation has not been determined   458,671.44
Current and accrued liabilities—
Accounts payable  $239,194.27
Gross revenue taxes in respect of power service in municipal
areas (sec. 62)        44,793.57
Customers' deposits     103,925.30
  387,913.14
Reserves—
Maintenance and renewals   $186,388.42
Sinking fund—
Balance at credit March 31st, 1947   $117,741.68
Add provision for year     112,115.08
 229,856.76
Gross revenue assessments, unorganized areas (sec. 64)        38,984.98
Interest       181,168.96
Contingencies        234,674.82
Stabilization Reserve—
Balance at credit March 31st, 1947   $412,183.56
Surplus from operations, year to March 31st, 1948     230,494.06
871,073.94
642,677.62
Employees' Superannuation Fund     $180,i56.4A
(This sum is held in trust by the Superannuation
Commissioner appointed per the terms of the regulations
covering the Fund.)
$21,255,336.14
The Chairman and Commissioners,
British Columbia Power Commission,
Victoria, B.C.
Gentlemen,—We have examined the balance-sheet of the British Columbia Power Commission as at
March 31, 1948, and the attached statement of combined operations for the year ended on that date,
and have obtained all the information and explanations which we required. In connection therewith we
examined or tested accounting records of the Commission and other supporting evidence but we did not
make a detailed audit of the transactions.
Proceedings are in progress under the terms of the " Electric Power Act" to determine the compensation to be paid for certain properties expropriated. Until such time as these proceedings are
completed the liability in respect of these properties must be considered as an estimate only.
No provision has been made for any additional liability that may be incurred as a result of a
reference, to be heard by a Judge, in connection with a certain request for increased costs for capital
works performed during the period under review.
The Operating Surplus as reported in the Interim Balance-sheet at March 31, 1947, has been
adjusted by provisions for Interest, Sinking Fund and Maintenance and Renewals.
Sinking Fund payments have been made to the Provincial Government on a two-year deferment
basis. Negotiations are now being conducted with a view to obtaining the authorization of the
Lieutenant-Governor in Council for deferment as provided under subsection (2) of section 52 of the
" Electric Power Act."
Subject to the foregoing comments, we report that, in our opinion, the attached balance-sheet and
related statement of combined operations have been drawn up so as to exhibit a true and correct view
of the state of the affairs of the British Columbia Power Commission as at March 31, 1948, and the
results of their operations for the year ended on that date, according to the best of our information
and the explanations given to us and as shown by the books of the Commission.
Respectfully submitted,
ISMAY,  BOISTON,  DUNN  &  CO.,
Chartered Accountants, Auditors.
Victoria, B.C.,
June 30th, 1948. G 32 " ELECTRIC POWER ACT."
Statement 2.
COMBINED OPERATIONS FINANCIAL SUMMARY—REVENUE AND EXPENSES—
FOR THE YEAR ENDED MARCH 31st, 1948.
Revenue—
Electrical energy sales         $2,122,781.04
Miscellaneous income        23,908.35
$2,146,689.39
Expenses— Operating Costs.
Direct expenses— Generation. Transmission. Distribution.
Labour         $200,161.94      $4,289.43    $107,195.13 $311,646.50
Fuel                165,705.50          .        _                _ 165,705.50
Other operating expenses ._ _        69,285.76        1,162.85        37,797.80 108,246.41
Customer accounting   __      113,671.05 113,671.05
Gross revenue, 3-per-cent. assessments                              ..        62,576.80 62,576.80
Administrative and general expenses...-       68,285.32           827.40        48,743.61 117,856.33
$503,438.52      $6,279.68    $369,984.39        $879,702.59
Interest on investments in operated plants    109,759.54      23,812.65        90,648.94 224,221.13
Direct expenses     $613,198.06    $30,092.33    $460,633.33    $1,103,923.72
Purchased power  „  _    293,737.00 293,737.00
$906,935.06 $1,397,660.72
Operating   surplus    (excluding   provisions    for
reserves)                    $749,028.67
Provisions for reserves—
Maintenance and renewals.- _   $103,573.08 $22,001.67 $140,299.24 $265,873.99
Sinking fund        54,884.42 11,906.37 45,324.29 112,115.08
Contingencies          66,829.46 15,126.36 58,589.72 140,545.54
Provisions for reserves  _.. $225,286.96    $49,034.40    $244,213.25       $518,534.61
Net   Operating   Surplus,   year  ended   March  31st,   1948   (transferred  to   Stabilization
Reserve)               $230,494.06 REPORT OF BRITISH COLUMBIA POWER COMMISSION, 1947-48.        G 33
Statement 3.
POWER   DISTRIBUTION,   ALL   DISTRICTS:    SUMMARY   OF   REVENUE   AND
EXPENSES FOR THE TWELVE-MONTH PERIOD ENDED MARCH 31ST, 1948.
Revenue;—
Electrical energy sales  $2,122,781.04
Miscellaneous income   23,908.35
Total revenue   $2,146,689.39
EXPENSES (summarized on Statements) —
Cost of power, direct expenses—
Generation     $613,198.06
Transmission        30,092.33
$643,290.39
Provision for reserves—
Generation     $225,286.96
Transmission          49,034.40
     274,321.36
$917,611.75
Purchased power  '.     293,737.00
Cost of power delivered to distribution systems _..,  $1,211,348.75
Distribution services—
Operating and administrative direct expenses  $369,984.39
Interest   .       90,648.94
$460,633.33
Provision for reserves—
Maintenance and renewals   $140,299.24
Sinking fund  :       45,324.29
Contingencies        58,589.72
     244,213.25
       704,846.58
$1,916,195.33
Net Operating Surplus (transferred to Stabilization Reserve)     $230,494.06
Note.—Revenue and expense totals for each power district separately  are shown on
Statement 4. G 34
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Statement 5.
PLANT AND EQUIPMENT IN OPERATION AS AT MARCH 31st, 1948.
Book Values.
Undertaking.
Totals
March 31, 1947.
Additions,
Year ended
March 31, 1948.
Totals
as at
March 31, 1948.
and Renewals
Reserves as at
March 31, 1948.
Generating Plant.
Coastal Region.
$159,212.50
99,370.72
293,797.70
52,246.48
351,062.00
$159,212.50
132,263.11
293,797.70
62,246.48
368,380.30
5,170.34
45,118.74
137,480.90
79,561.95
283,048.23
13,887.42
29,234.16
175,158.50
1,052,146.88
128,346.04
72,230.31
142,213.67
83,347.16
72,101.82
$11,936.62
237.95
$32,892.39
11,481.00
4,513.32
6,117.51
Interior Region.
17,318.30
5,170.34
45,118.74
51,804.95
2,012.72
5,497.30
13,887.42
479.32
32,291.21
3,750.00
85,675.95
77,549.23
277,550.93
3,457.91
Kamloops	
3,789.39
—Z9S.46
—2,iSS.iO
3,855.50
26,733.72
2,208.15
—672.05
4,197.15
456 54
Nakusp	
Quesnel	
28,764.84
142,867.29
1,052,146.88
103,950.56
53,728.19
117,861.63
60,092.78
68,402.61
24,395.48
18,502.12
24,352.04
23,254.38
3,699.21
Terrace	
Vanderhoof	
Totals	
$3,024,270.29
$300,675.92
$3,324,946.21
$70,788.74
Transmission Plant.
Coastal Region.
$130,746.16
176,600.00
493,422.40
$130,746.16
176,837.50
513,598.34
~$1S,72J,.79
722.14
24,575.04
Interior Region.
Kamloops	
Okanagan	
$237.50
20,175.94
Totals	
$800,768.56
$20,413.44
$821,182.00
$6,572.39
Distribution Plant.
Coastal Region.
Alberni	
$232,630.66
12,396.66
6,783.50
1,077,329.18
85,175.48
231,478.15
$134,379.70
911.45
42,916.53
186,645.26
39,465.41
86,318.03
2,107.21
34,579.75
35,965.30
43,870.95
4,669.11
43,544.67
187.449.37
$367,010.36
13,308.10
49,700.03
1,263,974.43
124,640.89
317,796.18
2,107.21
48,241.00
65,386.61
308,894.13
4,669.11
61,725.44
822,261.19
$4,077.99
1,462.81
3,980.32
5,331.02
Interior Region.
Golden	
13,661.25
29,421.31
265,023.18
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4,096.61
Nakusp	
Okanagan	
18.180.77
634,811.82
388.27
22,225.15
$2,606,891.95
$842,822.73
$3,449,714.68
$42,280.83 G 36
ELECTRIC POWER ACT."
Statement 5—Continued.
PLANT AND EQUIPMENT IN OPERATION AS AT MARCH 31st, 1948—
Continued.
Undertaking.
Book Values.
Totals
as at
March 31, 1947.
Additions,
Year ended
March 31, 1948.
Totals
as at
March 31, 1948.
Maintenance
and Renewals
Reserves as at
March 31, 1948.
Distribution Plant-—Continued.
Interior Region—Continued.
Brought forward	
Peachland-Westbank	
Quesnel	
Smithers - —	
Terrace	
Vanderhoof - . -
Williams Lake	
Meters -	
Totals -	
General Plant.
Head Office.
Victoria	
Coastal Region.
Alberni,	
Alert Bay	
Cumberland-Royston - -	
Nanaimo-Duncan 	
Sechelt	
Interior Region.
Burns Lake	
Golden	
Hope  - ...': 	
Kamloops	
Lillooet -	
Nakusp..-	
Okanagan	
Peachland-Westbank.....	
Quesnel	
Smithers -	
Terrace	
Vanderhoof	
Williams Lake	
Totals	
32,606,891.95
58.442.78
25,340.52
36,243.06
18,874.14
14,631.58
14.240.95
213,698.56
$842,822.73
44,752.96
3,809.93
57,150.24
25.305.49
22,524.32
21,144.63
76,911.78
82,988,363.54
$1,094,422.0
$62,847.10
23,051.90
503.00
107,750.02
3,244.02
1,847.93
32.755.68
100.00
2,459.37
484.25
1,863.16
129.00
$5,328.49
1,428.73
88.49
10,665.06
31,450.97
2,329.80
121.46
544,81
91.44
13,582.40
481.04
55.48
17,767.65
671.53
162.25
1,792.16
1,947.00
242.84
2,629.69
S27S.920.45
91,371.29
103,195.74
29,150.45
93,393.30
44,179.63
37,155.90
35,385.58
290.610.34
$4,082,785.62
$68,175.59
24.4S0.63
591.49
10,655.06
139,200.99
5,573.82
121.46
2,433.28
1,942.63
61,727.76
481.04
1,903.41
60,523.33
771.53
2,621.62
2,276.41
1,947.00
2,106.00
2,758.69
$370,291.74
$42,280.83
124.39
1,053.47
294.41
308.33
351.75
200.69
1,978.51
$46,592.38
1,129.85
106.65
1.048.41
19,292.61
1,366.24
654.25
314.66
6,346.29
50.49
358.66
9,501.66
248.88
273.97
56.76
— 108.27
— 29.il
147.95
$62,434.91
Summary.
Plant and Equipment in Operation as at March 31st, 19J/.8.
Generating plant	
Transmission plant
Distribution plant...
General plant	
Totals	
$3,024,270.29
800,768.56
2,988,363.54
278,920.45
$7,092,322.84
$300,675.92
20,413.44
1,094,422.08
91,371.29
3,324,946.21
821,182.00
4,082,785.62
370,291.74
1,506,882,73
$8,599,205.57
$70,788.74
6,572.39
46,592.38
62,434.91
$186,388.42 REPORT OF BRITISH COLUMBIA POWER COMMISSION, 1947-48. G 37
Statement 6.
STATEMENT OF CONSTRUCTION-WORK IN PROGRESS AS AT
MARCH 31ST, 1948.
Generating Plant—
Coastal Region—
John Hart—
Work in progress at March 31st, 1947 $2,718,275.91
Expended during year 1947-48 _____      4,891,799.54
  $7,610,075.45
Interior Region—
Burns Lake   $147.80
Golden   3,015.23
Kamloops  156.42
Lillooet   19.32
Lytton  (survey)    4,799.74
Quesnel    13,548.75
Shuswap  572.88
Terrace . :.  86.25
Whatshan   15,506.27
Progress payment on diesel contract  120,205.90
Transmission Plant— y   i
Coastal Region—
Vancouver Island—
Work in progress at March 31st, 1947 $1,373,939.44
Enxpended during year 1947-48     1,980,797.77
Interior Region—
Vernon-Kamloops   ___      $103,474.38
Okanagan  _____  4,927.31
Distribution Plant—
Coastal Region—
Alberni   $3,105.02
Alert Bay   84.56
Nanaimo-Duncan   67,559.34
Sechelt    11,844.75
Interior Region—
Burns Lake   $2,703.25
Kamloops   2,957.63
Lillooet   2.89
North Okanagan   15,269.56
Peachland-Westbank   1,464.22
Quesnel    4,595.67
Smithers   5,612.26
Williams Lake   1,004.28
158,058.56
 '■     $7,768,134.01
3,354,737.21
108,401.69
       3,463,138.90
$82,593.67
33,609.76
  116,203.43
General Plant—
Interior Region—
Kamloops   985.97
Total construction-work in progress  $11,348,462.31 VICTORIA,  B.C. :
Printed by Don McDiarmid, Printer to the King's Most Excellent Majesty.
1948.
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GENERATING   STATIONS,
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date:      3iat  March, 1946.
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