May 2016

Tour of Powerex

Organized by the APEGBC Vancouver Branch

Please Note
If you plan on attending this tour, please consider the special instructions in the description section.
Status: Advanced registration is now closed or the event is sold out. To be added to the waiting list, please contact Tim Verigin at [email protected] with subject line "Waiting List Tour of Powerex". Thank you.
Date: Tuesday, May 10, 2016
Time: 4:00 PM-5:30 PM: Tour of Powerex
Location: 666 Burrard Street, 13th Floor, Vancouver, BC
(Street parking is available, however, the tour is also located within walking distance of the Burrard Skytrain Station).
Credit: 1.5 Informal Professional Development Hours (PDH)
Cost: $10
This is a tour for Powerex and their facility/office which will provide insight to their business and how they trade energy. Powerex was established in 1988 as the wholly-owned electricity marketing subsidiary of BC Hydro - Canada's third largest electric utility - responsible for marketing BC Hydro's surplus electricity in the west. Today, they are a key participant in energy markets across North America, buying and supplying physical wholesale power, natural gas, ancillary services, and more recently, environmental products with an ever-expanding list of trade partners.

Powerex’s portfolio of energy resources includes purchases of power and natural gas from a wide variety of energy suppliers across North America, as well as the highly reliable Canadian Entitlement energy derived from the Canada/US Columbia River Treaty.
The knowledge, expertise and creativity of Powerex staff allows them to meet the changing demands of the markets and needs of their customers.  Powerex employees closely follow the markets, enabling them to quickly respond to market changes. Their in-depth knowledge of the various markets, transmission and gas transportation systems helps them find creative solutions for securing and moving energy to support their trade agreements.

If you plan on attending this tour, please consider the special note/instructions below.


4:00 PM – 4:40 PM: General Introduction to Powerex
4:45 PM – 5:05  PM: Tour of the Trade Floor/ Tour of PSOSE Office
5:05  PM – 5:25  PM: Tour of PSOSE Office/ Tour of the Trade Floor
5:30  PM:  Return to the Board Room and Adjourn

Special Instructions

  1. The elevators to the building are locked at 4:00 PM. It is important to arrive in the Park Place lobby by no later than 3:55 PM to ensure sufficient time to get to Powerex’s Office on the 13th floor of 666 Burrard Street.
  2. The following information is mandatory for registration:
    • Company you work for
    • Your position within your company
  3. Seating is limited so please register ASAP. For more info, contact: [email protected]
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