Greenhouse Gas Reduction Regulation

The Greenhouse Gas Reduction Regulation (GGRR), authorized under sections 18 and 35(n) of the Clean Energy Act, allows government to set out prescribed undertakings which utilities may choose to carry out to reduce greenhouse gas emissions while recovering the costs in rates.

As a response to the British Columbia Utilities Commission’s (BCUC) findings from Phase 2 of the inquiry into the Regulation of Electric Vehicle Charging Service, amendments were made on June 22, 2020 to the GGRR. The new amendments add a prescribed undertaking for electric vehicle charging stations, allowing utilities to recover costs from ratepayers for public fast charging infrastructure meeting specified criteria. The measures came into force as of June 2020 and apply to stations installed before December 31, 2025.

The Resource Supply Potential for Renewable Natural Gas in B.C. Study was completed to inform Renewable Natural Gas-related amendments under the GGRR.