Energy Utility Demand-side Management (DSM)
Utilities and the B.C. government have worked together to ensure a coordinated approach to conservation and efficiency is actively pursued in British Columbia.
- The Clean Energy Act affirms utilities' mandate to offer demand-side measures to consumers – a BC Energy Objective
- The Ministry sets guidelines for the evaluation of the cost effectiveness of DSM programs using the Demand-side Measures Regulation
- The Guide to the DSM Regulation (PDF, 664KB) provides a detailed overview of those guidelines
- The BC Utilities Commission (BCUC) reviews and approves the expenditure applications of all public utilities, including FortisBC and BC Hydro