The British Columbia Utilities Commission (BCUC) is an independent agency of the Government of British Columbia.

We are responsible for regulating British Columbia's energy utilities, the Insurance Corporation of BC’s (ICBC) basic automobile insurance rates, common carrier pipelines, and the reliability of the electrical transmission grid. In March 2020, we were also named Administrator of the Fuel Price Transparency Act.

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BCUC Approves Deferral Account for FortisBC's Electric Vehicle Workplace and Fleet Charging Funding Program

January 20, 2023

VANCOUVER – Today, the British Columbia Utilities Commission (BCUC) approves FortisBC Inc.’s (FBC) application for a new deferral account to enable funding to organizations for the purchase and installation of Electric Vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure.

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BCUC Approves Interim Rate Freeze for ICBC 2023 Basic Insurance Rates

January 10, 2023

VANCOUVER – Today, the British Columbia Utilities Commission (BCUC) approved a zero percent rate change for the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia’s (ICBC) basic automobile insurance rates, on an interim basis, effective April 1, 2023.

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BCUC Issues Final Report for Stage 1 of its Safety Inquiry

December 22, 2022

VANCOUVER – Today, the British Columbia Utilities Commission (BCUC) issued its Stage 1 final report for its Inquiry into the Regulation of Safety (Safety Inquiry).

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BCUC Approves FortisBC Inc.’s 2023 Rates

December 22, 2022

VANCOUVER – Today, the British Columbia Utilities Commission (BCUC) approved a permanent rate increase of 3.98 percent by Order G-382-22, pending final adjustments, for FortisBC Inc. (FBC) electricity customers, effective January 1, 2023.

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BCUC Accepts FortisBC Inc.’s Long Term Electric Resource Plan

December 21, 2022

Today, the British Columbia Utilities Commission (BCUC) announced its acceptance of FortisBC Inc.’s (FBC) 2021 Long-Term Electric Resource Plan (LTERP) including its Long-Term Demand Side Management (LT DSM) Plan, by Order G-380-22.

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