BCUC has given BC Hydro and the three electricity producers 60 days to return with proposals for a sale contract renewal of at least three years. In a paper published on March 21, 2019 (the „Response“), the Clean Energy Association of BC (CEBC) responded to a critical report in February that bc Hydro had purchased „too much energy, paid too much for the energy it purchased- and these actions were taken on instruction from the government.“ The BCUC cites uncertainty about B.C`s long-term energy needs, which are based on the lack of a new Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) – expected only in 2021 – and B.C`s recently acquired status as a net importer of electricity. Swift Power Corp., an independent hydroelectric and river company based in Vancouver, B.C. has been awarded a long-term power purchase contract (EPA) from BC Hydro for the Dasque Cluster hydroelectric project. While the response does not attempt to refute all the assertions or recommendations in Zapped, its focus on the figures that are taken into account in Zapped`s assertion that the actions, agreements and policies it has criticized would cost BC payers $16.2 billion in unnecessary costs over 20 years, a detailed counter-argument to one of Zapped`s most important conclusions. Over the life of the electricity purchase agreements, BC Hydro will lose an additional $6.8 billion that sells energy to taxpayers for less than BC Hydro they purchase from IPPs. The BC Utilities Commission (BCUC) rejected BC Hydro`s agreement to extend electricity purchase contracts with three independent electricity producers by 40 years, which may not be a good deal for taxpayers. Electrification of the LNG and natural gas industry should take place much earlier to ensure that electricity supply is available prior to the construction of new facilities and other infrastructure. It is unlikely that companies will electrify their facilities without ensuring that this electricity supply will be available.