British Columbia Utilities Commission Request for Comments

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Residential two-tier electricity rates

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 British Columbia Utilities Commission to report to the government on the impact of these two-tier rates.

Request for your comments

As part of the Commission's review, BC Hydro and FortisBC have filed reports on the impacts these rates have had on their customers. The Commission is seeking comments on BC Hydro and FortisBC's reports.

To view the reports head to this page on the BCUC website, they are beneath the 'Hearing and Other Documents' heading.


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Letter from BCUC (PDF)