BC Hydro's rates are among the lowest in North America
BC Hydro residential rates third lowest among 22 surveyed
Each year, BC Hydro is part of a survey that compares BC Hydro's rates with those in 21 other jurisdictions in North America. The results are included in the Electricity Rate Comparison Annual Report, which compares BC Hydro's monthly bills and average prices for residential, commercial and industrial customers against other utilities.
If you're a residential customer consuming about 1,000 kWh/month, your monthly bill is about $89, which is third lowest among the utilities surveyed.
Hydro-Quebec tops the list at $68 for 1,000 kWh/month, while the average across major North American cities is $128.52. The most expensive is Pacific Gas & Electric in San Francisco — at $229.
BC Hydro's rates for all customer segments continue to remain within the top 25 per cent of utilities for 2013. For the most part, the jurisdictions that consistently rank the most favourably in the report are BC Hydro, Hydro-Quebec, Manitoba Power and Seattle City Light.
View the comparison chart above or see the full, detailed Rates Comparison Report [PDF, 485 Kb].