Current rate design activities
There are a variety of ways you can participate in our rate design process. Check out the current activities below to see if you’re interested.
Residential rate design
The way British Columbians use electricity is changing, and it's time for us to review how we determine your electricity rates. We've been engaging with customers on our residential rates to get input on how you use electricity and feedback on new rate options we're considering.
We're now putting together our application to the BCUC that we plan to submit in spring 2022.
With your input, we recently undertook rate design processes for the rates below and submitted them to the regulator, the B.C. Utilities Commission (BCUC).
On February 11 we submitted an application to the BCUC for changes to our Residential Service Rate (Rate Schedule 1101). These changes include maintaining the current Step 2 Energy Charge and increasing the Step 1 Energy Charge and Basic Charge.
These changes, along with a planned interim rate reduction of 1.39%, would result in residential customers seeing a bill reduction of around 1 to 2%, depending on your consumption level, starting April 1, 2022.
We submitted an application to amend rate schedule 1701 Overhead Street Lighting rate as we prepare to completely replace older street lights with LEDs. Also included in the application: consent to rescind rate schedule 1755 Private Outdoor Lighting, approval to waive certain service connection charges, and approval to amend the Electric Tariff for related concerns.
In response to customer interests, we submitted an application for approval of new commercial rates for the charging of electric fleet vehicles. The new rates include rate schedule 164x – Overnight Rate, and 165x – Demand Transition Rate.