Industrial Electricity Policy Review

Government committed to launching a public process to address issues raised during the BC Utilities Commission hearings on the Dawson Creek-Chetwynd Area Transmission (DCAT) Project as well as other outstanding industrial electricity policy issues.

The Industrial Electricity Policy Review was announced on January 13, 2013 and a task force was appointed to review the industrial electricity policy and regulatory framework. The task force consisted of Chris Trumpy, Peter Ostergaard and Tim Newton based on their knowledge and experience in policy development, utility regulation and electric utility operations.

The task force completed multiple rounds of in-person and written consultation and completed its review on October 31, 2013. Input from the task force review was incorporated into the 10-year Rates Plan for BC Hydro.

In January 2016, the BC Utilities Commission conducted a streamlined review of a freshet rate pilot for industrial customers, consistent with task force recommendations, and approved the rate in February, 2016.

Project Documents

Background Documents

Stakeholder Submissions - Round One

Stakeholder Submissions - Round Two

Stakeholder Submissions - Round Three

Task Force Consultation Summaries