British Columbia Utilities Commission

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Who We Are

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.

Our Role

BCUC Welcomes Reappointment of Two Commissioners

July 21, 2022

The British Columbia Utilities Commission (BCUC) is pleased to welcome the reappointment of two Commissioners as outlined in the Province of British Columbia's Order of the Lieutenant Governor in Council (OIC) No. 390/2022.

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BCUC Shares Preliminary Findings on Retail Fuel Pricing Behaviours

July 20, 2022

Today, the British Columbia Utilities Commission (BCUC) shared preliminary findings from its Fuel Data Exploration Project #4 that monitored pricing behaviours to examine whether fuel retailers were unfairly profiting from the period when market conditions were impacted by the conflict in eastern Europe.

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BCUC Issues Decision on Nelson Hydro Cost of Service Analysis and Rate Change

July 19, 2022

Today, the British Columbia Utilities Commission (BCUC) issued two concurrent decisions regarding utility rates for the Rural customers of Nelson Hydro Electric Utility’s (Nelson Hydro)

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BCUC Completes Hemlock Utility Safety and Reliability Investigation

July 19, 2022

On July 18, 2022, the British Columbia Utilities Commission (BCUC) completed its investigation into the safety and reliability of Hemlock Utility Services Inc.'s (Hemlock) electrical distribution system and issued a series of directives to the utility to ensure it provides safe and reliable service to its customers.

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BCUC Issues New Rules for Participant Cost Awards

June 30, 2022

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