The City of Nelson and the surrounding area of the Regional District of Central Kootenay is home to diverse people with diverse interests and values. These varying points of view are what make this region so unique and dynamic.
Nelson Hydro's electric service territory is nestled in the West Kootenay region of British Columbia, on the traditional territories of the Ktunaxa, Syilx, and Sinixt peoples. Nelson sits on the south-eastern boundary of the Interior Cedar Hemlock zone, surrounded by inland temperate rainforest, the Selkirk Mountain range, and Kootenay Lake — the source of the City’s most widely used renewable energy source. An increasingly popular destination for tourists in both summer and winter, the city is also a thriving cultural, entrepreneurial and recreational hub in the Kootenay region, with a uniquely active, connected and community-conscious population. People living and working in Nelson are consistently invested in maintaining its contagious energy, friendly and creative culture, and ecological beauty.
Nelson Hydro prides itself in sourcing and implementing green technologies and projects to align with Nelson Next and its ecologically minded residents of both the City of Nelson and the Regional District of Central Kootenay. Learn more about how Nelson Hydro is contributing to a green community and its various initiatives.