BC Utilities Commission requesting comments on two-tier electricity rates

About the BC Utilities Commission

The British Columbia Utilities Commission (BCUC) is an independent regulatory agency of the Provincial Government that operates under and administers the Utilities Commission Act. The Commission's primary responsibility is the regulation of British Columbia's natural gas and electricity utilities. The Commission also regulates intra-provincial pipelines and universal compulsory automobile insurance.

Request for comments

Most residents in BC pay for electricity on a two-tier rate (known as a residential inclining block rate or a residential conservation rate). Under the two-tier rates, customers pay a lower price for electricity consumed up to a threshold and a higher price for electricity consumed above the threshold.

The BC Minister of Energy and Mines has asked the BCUC to report to the government on the impact of these two-tier rates. As part of BCUC’s review, BC Hydro and FortisBC have provided reports containing data on the impacts of these rates on their customers.

These reports, titled BC Hydro Utility Report and FortisBC Utility Report, can be found on the Commission’s website.

Please provide your comments using the Commission’s Letter of Comment Form found online. All comments must be received in writing.

Please send your written comments by email or mail to the Commission Secretary on or before Thursday, November 24, 2016 at:

E-mail: Commission.Secretary@bcuc.com

Mail: Ms. Laurel Ross
Acting Commission Secretary
BC Utilities Commission
Sixth Floor, 900 Howe Street
Vancouver, BC V6Z 2N3

For more information please contact the Commission using the contact information above or by phone at 1-800-663-1385.

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