BC Hydro Facility Areas

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Published by the Crown Corporations and Agencies - BC Hydro and Power Authority
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Polygon locations of BC Hydro facility locations. The polygon delineates the facility footprint.

Data and Resources

Dataset Extent

Latitude: 48.0° to 60.0°
Longitude: -139.5° to -113.5°

Additional Information


To determine where BC Hydro facility locations are. To be used for large scale mapping purposes.

Contact Information

NameSarah Balabanov (businessExpert)
OrganizationCrown Corporations and Agencies
Sub-OrganizationBC Hydro and Power Authority
NameGeoBC Inquiries (distributor)
OrganizationMinistry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development
NameJoy Sinnett (pointOfContact)
OrganizationMinistry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development

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Who can view this dataset? Government
Who can download this dataset?Government

Metadata Information

Record Published 2014-12-15
Record Last Modified 2019-12-17
Resource Status onGoing

Object Description


Comments: This feature represents BC Hydro electrical facility footprints using single part polygon geometry.

Column Name Short Name Data Type Data Precision Comments
BCHYDRO_FACILITY_AREA_ID BCHDRFCLTR NUMBER 10 BCHYDRO FACILITY AREA ID: is a surrogate primary key populated by a trigger and sequence.
FACILITY_NAME FCLTNM VARCHAR2 60 FACILITY NAME: contains the name the facility.
FACILITY_CODE FCLTCD VARCHAR2 9 FACILITY CODE: this is a three character code used to identify the facility e.g. BTA, SMV, etc.
FACILITY_TYPE FCLTTP VARCHAR2 80 FACILITY TYPE: contains the type of the electrical complex e.g. substation, electric area, hydroelectric, complex
GEOMETRY GEOMETRY SDO_GEOMETRY 1 GEOMETRY is the column used to reference the spatial coordinates defining the feature.
OBJECTID OBJECTID NUMBER 38 OBJECTID is a required attribute of feature classes and object classes in a geodatabase.
SE_ANNO_CAD_DATA BLOB 4000 SE_ANNO_CAD_DATA is a binary column used by spatial tools to store annotation, curve features and CAD data when using the SDO_GEOMETRY storage data type.
FEATURE_AREA_SQM AREA_SQM NUMBER 19 FEATURE_AREA_SQM is the system calculated area of a two-dimensional polygon in square meters
FEATURE_LENGTH_M FEAT_LEN NUMBER 19 FEATURE_LENGTH_M is the system calculated length or perimeter of a geometry in meters