Zone II Rates

These rates are for customers living in the following Districts. See a map of BC Hydro rate zones [PDF, 172 KB].

Anahim Lake
Altin Bella Coola
Dease Lake
Elhlateese
Fort Ware
Good Hope Lake Haida Gwaii
Hartley Bay
Jade City Telegraph Creek District Toad River
Tsay Keh Dene    


Residential Rate – Zone II

If you're a residential customer living in one of the above Districts, you receive service under rate schedules 1107 or 1127 of the Electric Tariff.

Basic Charge

A small, daily charge that partially covers the fixed cost of services for things such as metering and billing.

$0.2025 per day.
Energy Charge

$0.1028 per kWh for the first 1,500 kWh per month.

$0.1767 per kWh for remaining kWh per month.

Minimum Charge

$0.2025 per day.

Equal to the Basic Charge.

Rate Rider

The Rate Rider covers additional and unpredictable energy costs resulting from, for example, low water inflows or higher-than-forecast market prices.

5% Rate Rider applied to all charges before taxes and levies.


General Service Business Rates

For business customers in one of the above districts, the rate that you're charged for electricity will depend on your annual peak demand.

Small General Service Rate – Zone II

The Small General Service – Zone II rate is for business customers with an annual peak demand less than 35kW. They receive service under rate schedule 1234 of the Electric Tariff.

Basic Charge

A small, daily charge that partially covers the fixed cost of services for things such as metering and billing.

$0.2429 per day.
Energy Charge

$0.1155 per kWh for the first 7,000 kWh per month.

$0.1923 per kWh for remaining kWh per month.

Minimum Charge

A charge that covers the costs of maintaining our equipment year round for customers with high electricity usage in the winter but low electricity usage in summer.

$0.2429 per day.

Equal to the Basic Charge.

Rate Rider

The Rate Rider covers additional and unpredictable energy costs resulting from, for example, low water inflows or higher-than-forecast market prices.

5% Rate Rider applied to all charges before taxes and levies.


General Service Rate – Zone II

The General Service – Zone II rate is for business customers with an annual peak demand of at least 35 kW. They receive service under rate schedules 1255, 1256, 1265, or 1266 of the Electric Tariff.

Basic Charge

A small, daily charge that partially covers the fixed cost of services for things such as metering and billing.

$0.2429 per day.
Energy Charge

$0.1155 per kWh for the kWh up to your billing demand multiplied by 200 kWh.

$0.1923 per kWh for the remaining kWh per month.

Minimum Charge

A charge that covers the costs of maintaining our equipment during the winter for customers with high electricity usage in the winter but low electricity usage in summer.

Equal to the charge the customer would have been billed under the Exempt General Service Rate for Rate Zone 1B, rate schedules 1200, 1201, 1210 or 1211.

Power Factor Surcharge

A measure of efficiency, and the ratio of usable power (kW) to reactive power (kVar) in a circuit. It varies between 0 and 1, and is normally given as a percentage (1 to 100%). We apply a power factor surcharge to business customers whose power factor drops below 90%.

Learn more about power factor.

Applicable if power factor is below 90%.
Discounts

1.5% on entire bill if electricity is metered at primary potential.

$0.25 per kW if customer supplies transformation from a primary to a secondary potential.

If eligible for both, the 1.5% discount is applied first.

Rate Rider

The Rate Rider covers additional and unpredictable energy costs resulting from, for example, low water inflows or higher-than-forecast market prices.

5% Rate Rider applied to all charges before taxes and levies.