We are an independent agency that has been given the power to carry out our work through legislation.

The British Columbia Utilities Commission (BCUC) is primarily governed by the Utilities Commission Act and follows sections of the Clean Energy Act, Administrative Tribunals Act, Insurance Corporation Act, and Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. The BCUC also administers BC's Fuel Price Transparency Act.

As an independent regulator, we have the authority to use discretion when carrying out our work.

When reviewing applications, the BCUC exercises this authority to consider Intervener evidence, submissions, Letters of Comment, and government policy, as long it is within the BCUC's mandate.

Government Involvement

However, the BC government can participate in BCUC proceedings, establish new regulations, or provide direction that the BCUC must follow.

1. Participate in Proceedings

The BC government can intervene or submit a Letter of Comment in applications before the BCUC to put forward a particular viewpoint. Submissions could include a request that the BCUC consider a particular policy objective in a proceeding, for example.

2. Establish Regulations

Regulations address the details and practical applications of the law. They contain specific guidelines, definitions, and details, and have the force of law. The legislation that governs the BCUC defines who (e.g. BC Cabinet or a Minister) can make new regulations or change existing regulations.

3. Provide Direction

Section 3(2) of the UCA allows the Lieutenant Governor in Council (i.e. BC Cabinet) to give directions instructing the BCUC on how to exercise its powers, perform its duties, or refrain from doing either, under the Utilities Commission Act. These directions are provided through an Order in Council (OIC), which directs the BCUC to take action or not take action on a specific task and can include a variety of directions.

View Government Actions

The table below includes all directions the BCUC has received from the BC government. These can be searched by the following types:

Regulations

Or change in regulation or legislation.

Inquiries

To explore public policy issues that require technical expertise and public input, issued under Section 5 of the Utilities Commission Act. The Order in Council (OIC) may contain terms of reference that define the scope and require that the BCUC hold public hearings and report its findings and recommendations to the BC government.

Exemptions

To exempt certain projects, organizations, expenditures, or programs from the BCUC’s review, which can be issued as an OIC or a Ministerial Order (MO).

Applications

To review only certain aspects of an application, minimize the scope of a hearing, or follow certain procedure to meet public policy objectives.


Entity Year Category Description Corresponding Documents Proceeding Page
Barriere Ridge Power Inc. 2022 Exemption On recommendation of the BCUC, the BC government by MO 88 exempted Barrier Ridge Power Inc. (BR Power) from Part 3 Utilities Commission Act (UCA), except for sections 24, 25, 38, 41, 42, 43 and 44 with respect to the resale of electricity to lot owners at Barriere Ridge Resort. BR Power and customers are also exempt from section 71 of the UCA provided that the customer is not re-selling energy to others. Barriere Ridge Power Exemption from Public Utility under the UCA, Part 3 and Section 71
BC Hydro and Power Authority 2022 Direction The BC government by OIC 123 amended Direction No. 8 to the BCUC, Reg. 24/2019. This amendment adds F2024 and F2025 to the direction. Previously this direction only applied until F2023. BC Hydro Fiscal 2023 to 25 Revenue Requirements
BC Hydro and Power Authority 2022 Regulation The BC government by OIC 354 made the Hydro and Power Authority Regulation for the purpose to promote the use of electricity which includes the promotion for the purpose of reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
BCUC 2022 Direction The BC government by OIC 571 amended Section 3(2) of the Direction to the BCUC Respecting the Customer Crisis Fund Program by striking out “$5 million” and substituting “$11 million” and made the Direction to the British Columbia Utilities Commission Respecting Residential and Commercial Customer Account Credits.
BCUC 2022 Direction The BC government by OIC 355 made the direction to the BCUC Respecting Load Attraction and Low-Carbon Electrification. The direction includes; load attraction, low-carbon electrification, capital costs, apportionment of rates and refunds, incentives and other funding.
Insurance Corporation of British Columbia 2022 Direction The BC government by OIC 146 directed ICBC to apply to the BCUC by March 31, 2022 for approval of amendments to the Basic Insurance Tariff and by OIC 147, the BC government amended Special Direction IC2 to the BCUC in respect of changes to rates in support of a relief rebate. ICBC Basic Insurance Relief Rebate
Insurance Corporation of British Columbia 2022 Direction The BC government by OIC 148 amended the Insurance (Vehicle) Regulation.
Long Lake 2022 Direction The BC government by MO 101 amended the Long Lake Exemption Regulation by adding a definition for “Premier Gold mine project” in section I and amending Section 2(b) to include the provision of service via the Long Lake Transmission system that includes the Brucejack mine project and the Premier Gold mine project.
Nicola Lake Solar Project 2022 Exemption The BC government by MO 273 exempted BC Hydro, the Okanagan Nation Alliance and the Upper Nicola Band and their successors and assigns from section 71 of the Utilities Commission Act (UCA) in respect of an energy supply contract that establishes the terms and conditions under which electricity generated at a solar generation facility with a plant capacity output that does not exceed 15 megawatts, located at Nicola Lake on the Nicola Lake 1 Indian Reserve, is sold to BC Hydro.
Powell River Energy Inc. 2022 Exemption The BC government by MO M5 repealed the PREI Exemption Regulation, B.C. Reg 26/2017
Vancouver Airport Authority 2022 Exemption On recommendation of the BCUC, the BC government by MO 23 exempted Vancouver Airport Authority (YVR) from Section 3 of the Utilities Commission Act (UCA), except for sections 24, 25, 38, 39, 41, 42, 43 and 44 with respect to the resale of natural gas to YVR tenants at the Airport. YVR and the tenants are also exempt from section 71 of the UCA provided that the YVR tenant is not re-selling natural gas to third parties. Vancouver Airport Authority Exemption under Section 88(3) of the UCA
BC Hydro and Power Authority 2021 Direction The BC government by OIC 172 amended Direction No. 8 to the BCUC and directed the BCUC to not exercise its powers under section 71 (1)(b) and (3) of the UCA. BC Hydro 2020 Transfer Pricing Agreement Application
BC Hydro and Power Authority 2021 Exemption The BC Government by MO 216 amended the Transmission Upgrade Exemption Regulation and made the Kerr-Sulphurets-Mitchell Mine Exemption Regulation which exempts BC Hydro and Power Authority from Section 41 of the Utilities Commission Act in respect of ceasing the operation of the Orenda repeater station and section 45 (5) in respect of the authority’s system required to provide service to the project or enable construction of the project.
BC Hydro and Power Authority 2021 Direction The BC government by OIC 365 directed the BCUC to allow BC Hydro to defer to the customer crisis fund regulatory account (amounts not exceeding $5 million). The BCUC must issue final orders within 10 days of receiving the application so that BC Hydro’s Electric Tariff is amended as per the Appendix in this direction. The BCUC may not amend, cancel or suspend the rates set out in the amendments made except on application by BC Hydro. British Columbia Hydro and Power Authority - Application for Electric Tariff Amendments for Customer Crisis Fund (CCF) Program
BCUC 2021 Regulation Regulation The BC government by OIC 596 amended the Administrative Penalties (Fuel Price Transparency Act) Regulation by adding a schedule related to the administration of penalties for contraventions of the Fuel Price Transparency Act.
Insurance Corporation of British Columbia 2021 Direction The BC government by OIC 073 directed ICBC to apply to the BCUC by February 16, 2021 for approval of a COVID-19 Basic insurance rebate by way of Basic Insurance Tariff amendments related to the Government Directive of January 26, 2021 with respect to the Application in Support of COVID-19 Rebate. OIC 074, amended Special Direction IC2 to the British Columbia Utilities Commission, B.C. Reg 307/2004 such that, within 10 days of ICBC applying for changes in accordance with the January 2021 Government Directive regarding a COVID-19 Rebate, the BCUC must approve and set the changes to rates ICBC Application in Support of a COVID-19 Basic Insurance Rebate
Insurance Corporation of British Columbia 2021 Direction The BC government by OIC 631 directed ICBC to apply to the BCUC, by December 15, 2020, for approval of Basic insurance tariff (Tariff) amendments. OIC 633, amended Special Direction IC2 to the British Columbia Utilities Commission, B.C. Reg. 307/2004 such that the BCUC must approve and set the changes to rates within 30 days of ICBC applying for approval of changes to rates, including a rebate, in connection with the Tariff Amendment Application in Support of Enhanced Care and Enhanced Care Rebate Directive. Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC) – Errata and Amended Basic Insurance Tariff Pages for Endorsement
Insurance Corporation of British Columbia 2021 Direction The BC government by OIC 631 directed ICBC to apply to the BCUC, by December 15, 2020, for approval of Basic insurance tariff (Tariff) amendments. OIC 633, amended Special Direction IC2 to the British Columbia Utilities Commission, B.C. Reg. 307/2004 such that the BCUC must approve and set the changes to rates within 30 days of ICBC applying for approval of changes to rates, including a rebate, in connection with the Tariff Amendment Application in Support of Enhanced Care and Enhanced Care Rebate Directive. Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC) - Clarification of Learner Premium in ICBC’s Basic Insurance Tariff Amendment Application in Support of Enhanced Care
Insurance Corporation of British Columbia 2021 Direction The BC government by OIC 336 directed ICBC to apply to the BCUC, by June 14, 2021, for approval of Basic insurance tariff (Tariff) amendments. OIC 337, amended Special Direction IC2 to the British Columbia Utilities Commission, B.C. Reg. 307/2004 such that the BCUC must approve and set the changes to rates within 10 days of ICBC applying for approval of changes to rates in support of a COVID-19 rebate. Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC) – Application in Support of a Second COVID-19 Basic Insurance Rebate
Pacific BioEnergy Prince George Limited Partnershi 2021 Exemption On the recommendation of the BCUC, the BC government by MO 217 exempted Pacific BioEnergy Prince George Limited Partnership (PBLP) from Section 3 of the Utilities Commission Act, except for sections 25, 38, 42, and 43 for its NOS Substation used to supply electic service to its customers and exempts PBLP and any person that receives energy from PBLP’s NOS Substation from section 71 provided the person is not re-selling energy to others. Pacific BioEnergy Prince George Limited Partnership ~ Application for Exemption Under Section 88 of the Utilities Commission Act
Public Utilities 2021 Regulation The BC government by OIC 306 amended the Greenhouse Gas Reduction (Clean Energy) Regulation (GGRR), which among other things, established Prescribed Undertakings 6 – 10 which resulted in introducing new sections relating to a public utility that produces or purchases hydrogen, synthesis gas or lignin; introducing maximum amount of costs and aggregate amount if a public utility has 2 or more undertakings.
Shulus Electricity Transmission L.P. 2021 Exemption The BC government by MO 386 made the Shulus Exemption Regulation which exempts Shulus from Part 3 of the Utilities Commission Act (UCA) in respect of its ownership and operation of the Kingvale transmission line and the provision of service respecting the transmission of electricity from BC Hydro’s transmission system to the Kingvale pump station. Shulus is not exempt from section 42 of the UCA in relation to orders of the BCUC respecting safety issued under section 23, 25, 37 or 49 of the UCA.
Whitfield Landing Strata Development EPS6769 2021 Exemption On recommendation of the BCUC, the BC government by MO 401 exempted Whitfield Strata Development EPS6769 from Section 3 of the Utilities Commission Act (UCA), except for sections 25, 38, 41, 42, 43 and 44 with respect to the resale of electricity supplied by BC Hydro to lot owners in the Strata. The Strata and customers are also exempt from section 71 of the UCA provided that the customer is not re-selling energy to others. Whitfield Landing Strata Development EPS6769 Exemption Application
Apollo Forest Products Ltd. 2020 Regulation The BC government by MO M076 amended the Apollo Forest Products Ltd. exemption regulation.
BC Hydro and Power Authority 2020 Direction The BC government by OIC 159 directed the BCUC to approve certain BC Hydro requests in respect of rates due to the COVID-19 emergency.
BC Hydro and Power Authority 2020 Direction The BC government by OIC 319 amended OIC 159 regarding an extension for relief required by BC Hydro to allow for it to provide relief to certain industrial customers impacted by the COVID 19 pandemic
BC Hydro and Power Authority 2020 Direction The BC government by OIC 657 directed the BCUC to a) consent to the rescission of Tariff Supplement No. 37 – Northwest Transmission Line Supplemental Charge, within 10 days of receiving the application; and b) within 10 days after receiving an application from the authority to do so, the BCUC must set as rates the rate schedules that are attached to this direction as Appendix 1 and Appendix 2.
BC Utilities Commission 2020 Other The BC government by OIC 123 designated the BCUC as the administrator of the Fuel Price Transparency Act (FPTA), which requires companies in BC to report information and data on their activities in the BC gasoline and diesel fuel market to the BCUC. Fuel Price Transparency Act
BC Utilities Commission 2020 Other The BC government by MO M086 suspended every mandatory limitation or time period pertaining to a civil or family action, proceeding, claim or appeal in the Provincial Court, Supreme Court, or Court of Appeal and ordered that all authorities with statutory power may waive, suspend, or extend a mandatory time period relating to that power until such time as the state of emergency made March 18, 2020 pursuant to the Emergency Program Act expires or is cancelled.
BC Utilities Commission 2020 Other The BC government by MO M098 repealed and replaced the Limitation Periods (COVID-19) Order made by MO 086. With the exception of mandatory time limitation or time period established under the Builders Lien Act, every mandatory limitation or time period pertaining to a civil or family action, proceeding, claim or appeal in the Provincial Court, Supreme Court, or Court of Appeal is suspended and all authorities with statutory power may waive, suspend, or extend a mandatory time period relating to that power until such time as the state of emergency made March 18, 2020 pursuant to the Emergency Program Act expires or is cancelled
BC Utilities Commission 2020 Other The BC Government by MO 85 ordered that a public body may disclose personal information inside or outside of Canada in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act through the use of third-party tools and applications subject to certain conditions, such as the tools or applications support public health recommendations or requirements related to minimizing transmission of COVID-19 (e.g., social distancing, working from home, etc.). A public body must not disclose information unless the head of the public body is satisfied that the third-party application is reasonably secure and all reasonable efforts are made to remove personal information from the third-party application as soon as is operationally reasonable.
Creative Energy Developments Limited Partnership 2020 Exemption The BC government by OIC 400 approved the BCUC to make exemptions from sections 44.1, 45 and 59–61 of the Utilities Commission Act for certain Thermal Energy Systems. Creative Energy Disposition of the Pendrell Street Thermal Energy System Application
Creative Energy Horseshoe Bay Limited Partnership 2020 Exemption By OIC 400, the BC Government approved the BCUC to make exemptions from sections 44.1, 45 and 59–61 of the Utilities Commission Act for certain Thermal Energy Systems.
Creative Energy Vancouver Platforms Inc. 2020 Direction On the recommendation of the BCUC, the BC government by OIC 367 consented to the amalgamation of Creative Energy Vancouver Platforms Inc. and 1247873 B.C. Ltd. into one company. The Panel found that the benefits associated with approval of the Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity and the corporate reorganization are significant and will have a long-term positive impact on ratepayers and the community surrounding the utility.
Creative Energy Application for a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity for the Beatty-Expo Plants and Reorganization
FortisBC Inc. 2020 Regulation The BC government by OIC 339 amended the Greenhouse Gas Reduction (Clean Energy) Regulation by adding a prescribed undertaking related to electric vehicle charging stations. FortisBC Inc. Rate Design and Rates for Electric Vehicle Direct Current Fast Charging Service Application
Insurance Corporation of British Columbia 2020 Direction The BC government by OIC 117 directed ICBC to apply to the BCUC for specified amendments to the Basic insurance tariff, which provide new insurance products for taxi operators, effective May 1, 2020. Taxi operators will be able to choose to either continue using the current per-vehicle rating model or use a combined per-vehicle and per-kilometre model for determining their Basic insurance premiums. The per-kilometre model is used by ride-hailing and vehicle-sharing service providers. Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC) Modernizing Passenger Transportation Services Tariff Amendments for Taxis Application
Insurance Corporation of British Columbia 2020 Regulation The BC government by OIC 118 amended the Insurance (Vehicle) Regulation and the Motor Vehicle Act Regulations.
Insurance Corporation of British Columbia 2020 Direction The BC Government by OIC 119 directed the BCUC to approve ICBC’s application made in accordance with OIC 117 respecting changes to rates in connection with the modernization of passenger transportation services. Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC) Modernizing Passenger Transportation Services Tariff Amendments for Taxis Application
Insurance Corporation of British Columbia 2020 Regulation The BC government by OIC 120 amended the Insurance (Vehicle) Regulation.
Insurance Corporation of British Columbia 2020 Direction The BC government by OIC 047 amended Special Direction IC2 to the BCUC in respect of ICBC’s Basic insurance rates for the 2020 policy year and directed the BCUC to approve a 0 percent rate change for Basic insurance effective April 1, 2020, among other things.
Insurance Corporation of British Columbia 2020 Direction The BC government by OIC 631 directed ICBC to apply for approval of Basic insurance tariff amendments as set out in OIC 631/20. Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC) 2021 Revenue Requirements Application (2021 RRA) and Tariff Amendment Application in Support of Enhanced Care
Insurance Corporation of British Columbia 2020 Direction The BC government by OIC 632 directed ICBC, in part, to file a 23-month Basic insurance revenue requirements application for PY 2021, and to reflect in rates for PY 2021 a capital build provision that would result in an 11.5 percentage point increase to the general rate change and a capital maintenance provision that neither increases nor decreases the percentage change in rates. Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC) 2021 Revenue Requirements Application (2021 RRA) and Tariff Amendment Application in Support of Enhanced Care
Insurance Corporation of British Columbia 2020 Direction The BC government by OIC 633 amended Special Direction IC2 to the British Columbia Utilities Commission, B.C. Reg. 307/2004 (Special Direction IC2) such that the BCUC must, for PY 2021, regulate and fix rates in accordance with the Tariff Amendment Application in Support of Enhanced Care and Enhanced Care Rebate Directive and the General Rate Change Directive Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC) 2021 Revenue Requirements Application (2021 RRA) and Tariff Amendment Application in Support of Enhanced Care
Ravens Landing Industrial Park Ltd. 2020 Exemption On the recommendation of the BCUC, the BC government by MO M143 exempted Ravens Landing Industrial Park Ltd. for its provision of electricity within the Strata Park to occupants who are not its lessees from section 71 and Part 3 of the Utilities Commission Act (UCA), except for sections 25, 38, 41, 42, and 44 and any occupants of the Strata Park are also exempt from section 71 of the UCA. The exemption will remain in effect until the BCUC orders otherwise.
Ravens Landing Industrial Park Ltd. Application for an Exemption from Part 3 of the Utilities Commission Act
Ridley Terminals Inc. 2020 Exemption On the recommendation of the BCUC, the BC government by MO M031 exempted Ridley Terminals Inc. from the requirements of Part 3 of the Utilities Commission Act except for sections 25, 38, 42 and 43 for its transmission and interconnection facilities used to deliver BC Hydro’s electricity to Ridley Island LPG. Ridley Terminals Inc. Application for an Exemption from Part 3 of the Utilities Commission Act
BC Hydro and Power Authority 2019 Regulation The BC Government by MO M303 exempted BC Hydro and Conifex Power Limited Partnership from section 71 of the Utilities Commission Act in respect of an amendment to their energy supply contract dated June 11, 2011 allowing Conifex Power to produce up to 50 percent of the electricity supplied to BC Hydro using natural gas.
BC Hydro and Power Authority 2019 Regulation The BC Government by MO M317 exempted BC Hydro and quA-ymn Solar Limited Partnership from section 71 of the Utilities Commission Act in respect of an energy supply contract under which electricity generated at a solar facility located on the Highland Valley Copper Mine site is sold to BC Hydro.
BC Hydro and Power Authority 2019 Direction The BC government by OIC 051 repealed certain sections of Direction to the BCUC respecting the Iskut Extension Project and Special Direction No. 9 to the BCUC, repealed Directions Nos. 1, 3, 6 and 7 to the BCUC and made Direction No. 8 to the BCUC in respect of BC Hydro’s rates for fiscal years F2020 and F2021.
BC Hydro and Power Authority 2019 Regulation The BC government by OIC 052 amended the Standing Offer Program Regulation by adding a section in respect of a prescribed circumstance in relation to BC Hydro’s Standing Offer Program.
BC Hydro and Power Authority 2019 Direction The BC government by OIC 158 exempted applicable biomass contracts with BC Hydro from section 71(1)(b) or (3) of the Utilities Commission Act and directed the BCUC to set as the rate the rate schedule that was attached to the OIC as Appendix 1 within 10 days of receiving an application from BC Hydro.
BC Utilities Commission 2019 Inquiry The BC government by OIC 254 requested the BCUC to launch an inquiry into gasoline and diesel prices in BC. Specifically, the inquiry investigated the factors influencing fuel prices since 2015 and price differences among BC and other jurisdictions in Canada, both retail and wholesale, as well as the mechanisms the BC government could use to moderate price fluctuations and increases. British Columbia Utilities Commission An Inquiry into Gasoline and Diesel Prices in British Columbia
BC Utilities Commission 2019 Inquiry The BC government by OIC 108 requested the BCUC to launch an Inquiry to advise the government on the appropriate nature and scope of regulation of indigenous utilities. Specifically, the inquiry needed to investigate the defining characteristics of indigenous utilities and determine whether they ought to be regulated under the Utilities Commission Act, a different mechanism, or remain unregulated, amongst other issues. The BC government by OIC 559 amended OIC 108 in respect of the date by which the final report must be submitted to the BC government. British Columbia Utilities Commission Indigenous Utilities Regulation Inquiry
BC Utilities Commission 2019 Inquiry The BC Government by OIC 470 amended OIC 254 and directed the BCUC to establish a 30-day comment period on the final report on the Gasoline and Diesel Prices in BC and issue a supplementary report summarizing those comments. British Columbia Utilities Commission An Inquiry into Gasoline and Diesel Prices in British Columbia
Electric Vehicle Charging Service Providers 2019 Exemption On the recommendation of the BCUC, the BC government by Ministerial Order M104 granted advance approval to the BCUC to exempt a person not otherwise a public utility from Part 3 of the Utilities Commission Act with respect to the sale, delivery or provision of electricity for EV charging services, except for sections 25 and 38 relating to safety only. British Columbia Utilities Commission Inquiry into the Regulation of Electric Vehicle Charging Service
FortisBC Inc. 2019 Exemption The BC government by MO M407 exempted from Section 71 of the Utilities Commission Act (UCA) Powerex and persons with whom it enters into an energy supply contract for the delivery of power services to Powerex. Certain sections of the Capacity and Energy Purchase and Sale Agreement between FortisBC Inc. and Powerex Corporation are exempt from regulation under the UCA.
Greater Vancouver Sewerage and Drainage District 2019 Exemption On the recommendation of the BCUC, the BC government by MO M173 exempted the Greater Vancouver Sewerage and Drainage District from the requirements of Part 3 of the Utilities Commission Act, except for section 22, in respect of its construction and operation of equipment at its NorthShore wastewater treatment plant that recovers heat energy from treated effluent, as well as the sale of this energy to the Lonsdale Energy Corporation, a district energy utility located in the City of North Vancouver. The Greater Vancouver Sewerage and Drainage District Application for an Exemption from Part 3 of the Utilities Commission Act
Insurance Corporation of British Columbia 2019 Direction The BC government by OIC 222 directed the ICBC to apply to the BCUC for certain specified rate amendments consequential to the ICBC 2018 Basic Insurance Rate Design Application.
Insurance Corporation of British Columbia 2019 Direction The BC government by OIC 226 directed the BCUC to approve ICBC’s application made in accordance with OIC 222.
NorthRiver Midstream Operations LP and NorthRiver 2019 Exemption On the recommendation of the BCUC, the BC government by MO M211 exempted NorthRiver Midstream Operations LP (as owner) and NorthRiver Midstream Operations GP Inc. (as operator) from the requirements of Part 3 of the Utilities Commission Act in respect of the transmission and processing of natural gas for others as it relates to a list of exempted facilities. NorthRiver Midstream Operations LP (NRLP) and NorthRiver Midstream Operations GP Inc. (NRGP) Application for an Exemption Pursuant to Section 88(3) of the Utilities Commission Act
BC Hydro and Power Authority 2018 Direction The BC government by OIC 512 directed the BCUC to issue an order to BC Hydro amending Rate Schedules 1823 (Transmission Service Step Rate), 1825 (Transmission Service Time of Use Rate), 1827 (Transmission Service – Rate for Exempt Customers), and 1852 (Transmission Service Modified Demand) respecting transmission service to Liquefied Natural Gas Customers.
BC Hydro and Power Authority 2018 Regulation The BC Government by MO M277 amended the Transmission Upgrade Exemption Regulation by adding an exemption from Part 3 of the Utilities Commission Act to BC Hydro in respect of the construction or operation of a plant or system, or their upgrade or extension, to provide service to an LNG facility or a facility required for the construction of an LNG facility in the vicinity of the District of Kitimat.
BC Hydro and Power Authority Customers 2018 Exemption On the recommendation of the BCUC, the BC government by MO M368 granted advance approval to the BCUC to exempt from Section 71 and Part 3 of the Utilities Commission Act, except Section 25, 38, 41 and 42, BC Hydro customers that resell electricity, where the lessor provides electricity only to the lessee at a price not exceeding that at which BC Hydro would have otherwise sold the electricity to the lessee, where the lease period is greater than five years and if the electricity is not resold to or used by others. The lessee is also exempted from the requirements of Section 71 of the Utilities Commission Act. Class Exemption for BC Hydro Customers that Resell Electricity Under Certain Lease Arrangements
FortisBC Energy Inc. 2018 Regulation The BC government by OIC 199 amended sections 1 and 2 of the Greenhouse Gas Reduction (Clean Energy) Regulation by adjusting the amount of expenditures allowed on a station and on administration and marketing.
FortisBC Energy Inc. 2018 Regulation The BC government by OIC 199 amended sections 1 and 2 of the Greenhouse Gas Reduction (Clean Energy) Regulation by adjusting the amount of expenditures allowed on a station and on administration and marketing.
FortisBC Energy Inc. 2018 Regulation The BC government by OIC 199 amended sections 1 and 2 of the Greenhouse Gas Reduction (Clean Energy) Regulation by adjusting the amount of expenditures allowed on a station and on administration and marketing.
FortisBC Energy Inc. 2018 Regulation The BC government by OIC 199 amended sections 1 and 2 of the Greenhouse Gas Reduction (Clean Energy) Regulation by adjusting the amount of expenditures allowed on a station and on administration and marketing. The BC government by OIC 199 amended sections 1 and 2 of the Greenhouse Gas Reduction (Clean Energy) Regulation by adjusting the amount of expenditures allowed on a station and on administration and marketing.
FortisBC Energy Inc. 2018 Regulation The BC government by OIC 199 amended sections 1 and 2 of the Greenhouse Gas Reduction (Clean Energy) Regulation by adjusting the amount of expenditures allowed on a station and on administration and marketing.
FortisBC Energy Inc. 2018 Regulation The BC government by OIC 199 amended sections 1 and 2 of the Greenhouse Gas Reduction (Clean Energy) Regulation by adjusting the amount of expenditures allowed on a station and on administration and marketing.
FortisBC Energy Inc. 2018 Regulation The BC government by OIC 199 amended sections 1 and 2 of the Greenhouse Gas Reduction (Clean Energy) Regulation by adjusting the amount of expenditures allowed on a station and on administration and marketing.
FortisBC Energy Inc. 2018 Regulation The BC government by OIC 199 amended sections 1 and 2 of the Greenhouse Gas Reduction (Clean Energy) Regulation by adjusting the amount of expenditures allowed on a station and on administration and marketing.
FortisBC Energy Inc. 2018 Regulation The BC government by OIC 199 amended sections 1 and 2 of the Greenhouse Gas Reduction (Clean Energy) Regulation by adjusting the amount of expenditures allowed on a station and on administration and marketing.
FortisBC Energy Inc. 2018 Regulation The BC government by OIC 199 amended sections 1 and 2 of the Greenhouse Gas Reduction (Clean Energy) Regulation by adjusting the amount of expenditures allowed on a station and on administration and marketing.
FortisBC Energy Inc. 2018 Regulation The BC government by OIC 199 amended sections 1 and 2 of the Greenhouse Gas Reduction (Clean Energy) Regulation by adjusting the amount of expenditures allowed on a station and on administration and marketing.
FortisBC Energy Inc. 2018 Regulation The BC government by OIC 199 amended sections 1 and 2 of the Greenhouse Gas Reduction (Clean Energy) Regulation by adjusting the amount of expenditures allowed on a station and on administration and marketing.
FortisBC Energy Inc. 2018 Regulation The BC government by OIC 199 amended sections 1 and 2 of the Greenhouse Gas Reduction (Clean Energy) Regulation by adjusting the amount of expenditures allowed on a station and on administration and marketing.
FortisBC Energy Inc. 2018 Regulation The BC government by OIC 199 amended sections 1 and 2 of the Greenhouse Gas Reduction (Clean Energy) Regulation by adjusting the amount of expenditures allowed on a station and on administration and marketing.
FortisBC Energy Inc. 2018 Regulation The BC government by OIC 199 amended sections 1 and 2 of the Greenhouse Gas Reduction (Clean Energy) Regulation by adjusting the amount of expenditures allowed on a station and on administration and marketing.
FortisBC Energy Inc. 2018 Regulation The BC government by OIC 199 amended sections 1 and 2 of the Greenhouse Gas Reduction (Clean Energy) Regulation by adjusting the amount of expenditures allowed on a station and on administration and marketing.
FortisBC Energy Inc. 2018 Regulation The BC government by OIC 199 amended sections 1 and 2 of the Greenhouse Gas Reduction (Clean Energy) Regulation by adjusting the amount of expenditures allowed on a station and on administration and marketing.
FortisBC Energy Inc. 2018 Regulation The BC government by OIC 199 amended sections 1 and 2 of the Greenhouse Gas Reduction (Clean Energy) Regulation by adjusting the amount of expenditures allowed on a station and on administration and marketing.
FortisBC Energy Inc. 2018 Regulation The BC government by OIC 199 amended sections 1 and 2 of the Greenhouse Gas Reduction (Clean Energy) Regulation by adjusting the amount of expenditures allowed on a station and on administration and marketing.
Insurance Corporation of British Columbia 2018 Direction The BC Government by OIC 066 directed ICBC to file with the BCUC a letter detailing implementation of possible legislative changes to restore the current management Minimum Capital Test (MCT) target of 145 percent.
Insurance Corporation of British Columbia 2018 Direction The BC government by OIC 67 amended Special Direction IC2 to the BCUC in respect of rates for the 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021 policy years. In particular, it suspended the BCUC’s requirement to set ICBC’s rates to achieve and maintain a Basic capital level of at least 100% of the Basic Minimum Capital Test for those years.
Insurance Corporation of British Columbia 2018 Direction The BC government by OIC 456 amended Special Direction IC2 to the BCUC to require ICBC to apply for a general rate change order by December 15 of each year for ICBC’s Basic Insurance rates to be effective April 1 of the next year. OIC 456 also directed that the general rate change for 2017 policy year would be in effect until March 2019, amongst other amendments. Insurance Corporation of British Columbia 2019 Revenue Requirements Application
Insurance Corporation of British Columbia 2018 Direction The BC government by OIC 457 directed ICBC to apply to the BCUC for a general rate change by December 15, 2018 for rates for the 2019 policy year. Insurance Corporation of British Columbia 2019 Revenue Requirements Application
Insurance Corporation of British Columbia 2018 Direction The BC government by OIC 458 directed ICBC to apply to the BCUC for specified Basic insurance rate design changes to improve fairness in BC’s insurance system such that lower-risk drivers are recognized for their safe driving behaviors and higher-risk driver pay more for their fair share. In addition, the new rate design is designed to be revenue-neutral and will not increase or reduce the overall amount of Basic premiums ICBC needs to collect. Insurance Corporation of British Columbia 2018 Basic Insurance Rate Design Application
Insurance Corporation of British Columbia 2018 Direction The BC government by OIC 459 amended Special Direction IC2 to the BCUC to require that the BCUC regulate and fix rates using the factors, criteria and guidelines set out in OIC 458. Insurance Corporation of British Columbia 2018 Basic Insurance Rate Design Application
Insurance Corporation of British Columbia 2018 Regulation The BC government by OIC 460 amended the Insurance (Vehicle) Regulation, effective September 19, 2019 by adding a section in respect of premiums triggered by accidents involving unlisted drivers, amongst other amendments.
Insurance Corporation of British Columbia 2018 Regulation The BC Government by OIC 595 amended certain sections of the Insurance (Vehicle) Regulation effective November 9, 2018 and others effective April 1, 2019, and established the Minor Injury Regulation, effective April 1, 2019.
Insurance Corporation of British Columbia 2018 Direction The BC government by OIC 723 amended Special Direction IC2 to the BCUC to require that the BCUC fix rates that allow ICBC to pay for the vehicle licensing, driver licensing and other services costs under the agreement entitled “Service Agreement Addendum Changes in Costs and Services to March 31, 2018” between ICBC and the government dated November 2018. OIC 723 also directed the BCUC to fix rates that allow ICBC to make payments under the agreements entitled “Traffic and Road Safety Law Enforcement Funding Memorandum of Understanding” and “Extension and Amendment to Traffic and Road Safety Law Enforcement Funding Memorandum of Understanding” between ICBC and the government dated April 1, 2017 and November 1, 2018, respectively. ICBC 2019 Revenue Requirements Application
Insurance Corporation of British Columbia 2018 Direction The BC government by OIC 171 amended Special Direction IC2 to the BCUC to require that the BCUC fix rates that allow ICBC to make payments under the agreement entitled “Extension and Amendment to Traffic and Road Safety Law Enforcement Funding Memorandum of Understanding” between ICBC and the government dated April 1, 2018.
Insurance Corporation of British Columbia 2018 Direction The BC government by OIC 084 directed that ICBC will work with the government to implement the Rate Affordability Action Plan (RAAP) to return ICBC to stable financial footing and increase affordability of insurance rates. The RAAP project includes initiatives in the following four areas: product reform, rate design, road safety, and cost effectiveness. To do so, OIC 084 directed ICBC to fund costs associated with the Rate Affordability Action Plan (RAAP) entirely from Optional insurance and to not seek recovery of any portion of these Optional-funded RAAP costs in Basic insurance rates.
Insurance Corporation of British Columbia 2018 Direction The BC Government by OIC 073 directed ICBC to apply to the BCUC to not implement the changes to the Claim-Rated Scale that would otherwise take effect on May 6, 2018 pursuant to BCUC Order G-35-17 and OIC 106.
Insurance Corporation of British Columbia 2018 Direction The BC government by OIC 074 directed the BCUC to approve ICBC’s application made in accordance with OIC 073 in respect of its claim-rated scale.
Insurance Corporation of British Columbia 2018 Direction The BC government by OIC 024 directed ICBC to apply to the BCUC for changes in rates so that convictions for the use of an electronic device while driving are included in the driver risk premium payable by a person, effective March 1, 2018.
Insurance Corporation of British Columbia 2018 Direction The BC government by OIC 025 directed the BCUC to approve ICBC’s application made in accordance with OIC 025 in respect of changes to rates in connection with convictions for the use of an electronic device while driving.
Public Utilities 2018 Regulation The BC government by OIC 199 amended sections 1 and 2 of the Greenhouse Gas Reduction (Clean Energy) Regulation by adjusting the amount of expenditures allowed on a station and on administration and marketing.
Public Utility 2018 Regulation The BC government by OIC 199 amended sections 1 and 2 of the Greenhouse Gas Reduction (Clean Energy) Regulation by adjusting the amount of expenditures allowed on a station and on administration and marketing.
BC Hydro and Power Authority 2017 Direction The BC Government by OIC 100 directed the BCUC to allow BC Hydro to defer to the DSM regulatory account amounts equal to costs incurred to implement an undertaking within a class defined in section 4(3)(a), (b), (c) or (d) of the Greenhouse Gas Reduction (Clean Energy) Regulation. British Columbia Hydro and Power Authority F2020 to F2021 Revenue Requirements Application
BC Utilities Commission 2017 Inquiry The BC government by OIC 244 requested the BCUC to launch an inquiry into the BC Hydro Site C Project. Specifically, the BCUC was directed to advise on the implications of: 1) completing the Site C project by 2024, as planned; 2) suspending the Site C project while maintaining the option to resume construction until 2024; and 3) terminating construction and remediating the site. The BCUC was also directed to investigate whether the Site C project was on time and within the proposed budget and whether alternative portfolios of commercially feasible generating projects and demand-side management initiatives could provide similar benefits to ratepayers at similar or lower unit energy cost as the Site C project. Site C Inquiry
Cal-Gas Inc. 2017 Other The BC government by OIC 528 consented to the amalgamation of Cal-Gas Inc., 2028093 Alberta Ltd. and Canwest Propane ULC, into one company named Cal-Gas Inc.
FortisBC Energy Inc. 2017 Direction The BC government by OIC 162 amended Direction No. 5 to the BCUC in respect of FortisBC Energy Inc. (FEI)’s Rate Schedule 46 - Liquified Natural Gas Sales, Dispensing and Transportation Service (LNG Rate Schedule). Direction No. 5 directed the BCUC to approve FEI’s LNG Rate Schedule and to accept for filing under section 71 of the Utilities Commission Act an agreement between FortisBC Energy Vancouver Island (FEVI) and FEI to be set as the rate for FEVI.
FortisBC Energy Inc. 2017 Regulation The BC government by OIC 161 amended the Greenhouse Gas Reduction (Clean Energy) Regulation, which among other things, established Prescribed Undertakings 3.5, 3.6, 3.7, 3.8 and 3.9. Prescribed Undertakings 3.5, 3.6, 3.7, 3.8 and 3.9 include expenditures up to $5 million on feasibility and development costs in relation to shore-side assets and acquisition of renewal natural gas subject to certain price and volume caps; expenditures up to $5 million on feasibility and development costs in relation to shore-side assets; and acquisitions of renewal natural gas subject to certain price and volume caps. FortisBC Energy Inc. (FEI) Biomethane Purchase Agreement (BPA) between FEI and Faromor CNG Corporation (Faromor)
FortisBC Energy Inc. 2017 Regulation The BC government by OIC 161 amended the Greenhouse Gas Reduction (Clean Energy) Regulation, which among other things, established Prescribed Undertakings 3.5, 3.6, 3.7, 3.8 and 3.9. Prescribed Undertakings 3.5, 3.6, 3.7, 3.8 and 3.9 include expenditures up to $5 million on feasibility and development costs in relation to shore-side assets and acquisition of renewal natural gas subject to certain price and volume caps; expenditures up to $5 million on feasibility and development costs in relation to shore-side assets; and acquisitions of renewal natural gas subject to certain price and volume caps. FortisBC Energy Inc. (FEI) Biomethane Purchase Agreement (BPA) between FEI and REN Energy International Corp. (REN)
FortisBC Energy Inc. 2017 Regulation The BC government by OIC 161 amended the Greenhouse Gas Reduction (Clean Energy) Regulation, which among other things, established Prescribed Undertakings 3.5, 3.6, 3.7, 3.8 and 3.9. Prescribed Undertakings 3.5, 3.6, 3.7, 3.8 and 3.9 include expenditures up to $5 million on feasibility and development costs in relation to shore-side assets and acquisition of renewal natural gas subject to certain price and volume caps; expenditures up to $5 million on feasibility and development costs in relation to shore-side assets; and acquisitions of renewal natural gas subject to certain price and volume caps. FortisBC Energy Inc. Application for Acceptance of Biomethane Purchase Agreements between FortisBC Energy Inc. and Tidal Energy Marketing Inc.
FortisBC Energy Inc. 2017 Regulation The BC government by OIC 161 amended the Greenhouse Gas Reduction (Clean Energy) Regulation, which among other things, established Prescribed Undertakings 3.5, 3.6, 3.7, 3.8 and 3.9. Prescribed Undertakings 3.5, 3.6, 3.7, 3.8 and 3.9 include expenditures up to $5 million on feasibility and development costs in relation to shore-side assets and acquisition of renewal natural gas subject to certain price and volume caps; expenditures up to $5 million on feasibility and development costs in relation to shore-side assets; and acquisitions of renewal natural gas subject to certain price and volume caps. FortisBC Energy Inc. Application for Acceptance of the Biogas Purchase Agreement Between FortisBC Energy Inc. and the City of Vancouver
FortisBC Energy Inc. 2017 Regulation The BC government by OIC 161 amended the Greenhouse Gas Reduction (Clean Energy) Regulation, which among other things, established Prescribed Undertakings 3.5, 3.6, 3.7, 3.8 and 3.9. Prescribed Undertakings 3.5, 3.6, 3.7, 3.8 and 3.9 include expenditures up to $5 million on feasibility and development costs in relation to shore-side assets and acquisition of renewal natural gas subject to certain price and volume caps; expenditures up to $5 million on feasibility and development costs in relation to shore-side assets; and acquisitions of renewal natural gas subject to certain price and volume caps. FortisBC Energy Inc. (FEI) Section 71 Filing of Biomethane Purchase Agreement (BPA) between FEI and Matter Global Solutions BC Ltd. (Matter)
FortisBC Energy Inc. 2017 Regulation The BC government by OIC 161 amended the Greenhouse Gas Reduction (Clean Energy) Regulation, which among other things, established Prescribed Undertakings 3.5, 3.6, 3.7, 3.8 and 3.9. Prescribed Undertakings 3.5, 3.6, 3.7, 3.8 and 3.9 include expenditures up to $5 million on feasibility and development costs in relation to shore-side assets and acquisition of renewal natural gas subject to certain price and volume caps; expenditures up to $5 million on feasibility and development costs in relation to shore-side assets; and acquisitions of renewal natural gas subject to certain price and volume caps. FortisBC Energy Inc. (FEI) Section 71 Filing of Biomethane Purchase Agreement (BPA) between FEI and Dicklands Farms (Dicklands)
FortisBC Energy Inc. 2017 Regulation The BC government by OIC 161 amended the Greenhouse Gas Reduction (Clean Energy) Regulation, which among other things, established Prescribed Undertakings 3.5, 3.6, 3.7, 3.8 and 3.9. Prescribed Undertakings 3.5, 3.6, 3.7, 3.8 and 3.9 include expenditures up to $5 million on feasibility and development costs in relation to shore-side assets and acquisition of renewal natural gas subject to certain price and volume caps; expenditures up to $5 million on feasibility and development costs in relation to shore-side assets; and acquisitions of renewal natural gas subject to certain price and volume caps.
FortisBC Energy Inc. 2017 Regulation The BC government by OIC 161 amended the Greenhouse Gas Reduction (Clean Energy) Regulation, which among other things, established Prescribed Undertakings 3.5, 3.6, 3.7, 3.8 and 3.9. Prescribed Undertakings 3.5, 3.6, 3.7, 3.8 and 3.9 include expenditures up to $5 million on feasibility and development costs in relation to shore-side assets and acquisition of renewal natural gas subject to certain price and volume caps; expenditures up to $5 million on feasibility and development costs in relation to shore-side assets; and acquisitions of renewal natural gas subject to certain price and volume caps.
FortisBC Energy Inc. 2017 Regulation The BC government by OIC 161 amended the Greenhouse Gas Reduction (Clean Energy) Regulation, which among other things, established Prescribed Undertakings 3.5, 3.6, 3.7, 3.8 and 3.9. Prescribed Undertakings 3.5, 3.6, 3.7, 3.8 and 3.9 include expenditures up to $5 million on feasibility and development costs in relation to shore-side assets and acquisition of renewal natural gas subject to certain price and volume caps; expenditures up to $5 million on feasibility and development costs in relation to shore-side assets; and acquisitions of renewal natural gas subject to certain price and volume caps.
FortisBC Energy Inc. 2017 Regulation The BC government by OIC 161 amended the Greenhouse Gas Reduction (Clean Energy) Regulation, which among other things, established Prescribed Undertakings 3.5, 3.6, 3.7, 3.8 and 3.9. Prescribed Undertakings 3.5, 3.6, 3.7, 3.8 and 3.9 include expenditures up to $5 million on feasibility and development costs in relation to shore-side assets and acquisition of renewal natural gas subject to certain price and volume caps; expenditures up to $5 million on feasibility and development costs in relation to shore-side assets; and acquisitions of renewal natural gas subject to certain price and volume caps.
FortisBC Energy Inc. 2017 Regulation The BC government by OIC 161 amended the Greenhouse Gas Reduction (Clean Energy) Regulation, which among other things, established Prescribed Undertakings 3.5, 3.6, 3.7, 3.8 and 3.9. Prescribed Undertakings 3.5, 3.6, 3.7, 3.8 and 3.9 include expenditures up to $5 million on feasibility and development costs in relation to shore-side assets and acquisition of renewal natural gas subject to certain price and volume caps; expenditures up to $5 million on feasibility and development costs in relation to shore-side assets; and acquisitions of renewal natural gas subject to certain price and volume caps.
FortisBC Energy Inc. 2017 Regulation The BC government by OIC 161 amended the Greenhouse Gas Reduction (Clean Energy) Regulation, which among other things, established Prescribed Undertakings 3.5, 3.6, 3.7, 3.8 and 3.9. Prescribed Undertakings 3.5, 3.6, 3.7, 3.8 and 3.9 include expenditures up to $5 million on feasibility and development costs in relation to shore-side assets and acquisition of renewal natural gas subject to certain price and volume caps; expenditures up to $5 million on feasibility and development costs in relation to shore-side assets; and acquisitions of renewal natural gas subject to certain price and volume caps.
Insurance Corporation of British Columbia 2017 Direction The BC government by OIC 105 directed ICBC to implement changes to its claim-rated scale, as part of a suite of initiatives to introduce greater levels of fairness to B.C.’s insurance system.
Insurance Corporation of British Columbia 2017 Direction The BC government by OIC 106 directed the BCUC to approve ICBC’s application made in accordance with OIC 105 in respect of changes to its claim-rated scale.
Insurance Corporation of British Columbia 2017 Direction The BC Government by OIC 169 amended Special Direction IC2 to the BCUC to require that the BCUC fix rates that allow ICBC to make payments under the agreement entitled “Extension and Amendment to Traffic and Road Safety Law Enforcement Funding Memorandum of Understanding” between ICBC and the Government dated April 1, 2017. ICBC 2017 Revenue Requirements Application
Insurance Corporation of British Columbia 2017 Regulation The BC Government by OIC 160 amended the Motor Vehicle Act Regulations, effective June 5, 2017, concerning traffic sign changes and other changes.
Insurance Corporation of British Columbia 2017 Direction The BC government by OIC 310 amended Special Direction IC2 to the BCUC, requiring ICBC to apply by September 15, 2017, for a general rate change order for rates to be effective November 1 of that year.
Insurance Corporation of British Columbia 2017 Direction The BC Government directed ICBC by OIC 326 to transfer $470 million of optional vehicle insurance business capital to its Basic insurance business in order to restore ICBC’s Basic Minimum Capital Test ratio at or above the regulatory minimum of 100 percent for the end of the 2017/2018 fiscal year. Insurance Corporation of British Columbia Application for 2017 Revenue Requirements
Insurance Corporation of British Columbia 2017 Direction The BC government by OIC 602 directed the BCUC, among other things, to issue a final decision on ICBC’s 2017 policy year rates by January 12, 2018. Insurance Corporation of British Columbia Application for 2017 Revenue Requirements
Pingston Power Inc. 2017 Exemption On the recommendation of the BCUC, the BC government by MO M148 exempted Pingston Power Inc. from the requirements of Part 3 of the Utilities Commission Act except for sections 25, 38, 42 and 43 for its transmission and interconnection facilities used to deliver electricity from the Fosthall Creek Hydro Project to BC Hydro.
Port Alice Gas Inc. 2017 Exemption On the recommendation of the BCUC, the BC government by Ministerial Order M044 exempted Port Alice Gas Inc. from Section 3 of the Utilities Commission Act, except for sections 25, 38, 42, 43 and 44, in respect of its operation of the propane air grid assets and sale of propane in the Village of Port Alice.
Powell River Energy Inc. 2017 Exemption On the recommendation of the BCUC, the BC Government by MO M036 exempted Powell River Energy Inc. from the requirements of Section 71 of the Utilities Commission Act allowing it to sell surplus power to PRELP and any Wholesale Customer, as well as exempted the power facilities from the requirements of Part 3 of the UCA except for sections 25, 38, 42 and 43. Powell River Energy Inc. Application for Exemption to Part 3 of the Utilities Commission Act
Powell River Energy Inc. and Brookfield Power Serv 2017 Regulation The BC Government by MO M039 exempted Powell River Energy Inc. (PREI) and Brookfield Power Services Inc. from the requirements of Part 3 of the Utilities Commission Act except for sections 25, 38, 42, and 43 in respect of the power facilities and from Part 3 and Section 71 of the Utilities Commission Act in respect of the power purchase agreement and the sale of surplus power to certain entities . This exemption regulation also exempts Catalyst Paper Corporation from Section 71 of the UCA in respect of its power purchase agreement with PREI.
Public Utilities 2017 Regulation The BC government by OIC amended the Greenhouse Gas Reduction (Clean Energy) Regulation by adding a section respecting electrification as a prescribed undertaking.
Public Utilities 2017 Regulation The BC Government by MO M138 amended the Demand-Side Measures Regulation. The amendments do not apply to the application for acceptance, under section 44.2 of the Utilities Commission Act, of the demand-side management expenditure schedule included in the revenue requirement application submitted by the BC Hydro to the BCUC on July 28, 2016.
QCS ECA 0927 Development Ltd. 2017 Direction The BC Government by MO M055 amended a definition in the QCS Exemption Regulation.
Apollo Forest Products Ltd. 2016 Regulation The BC government by Ministerial Order 417 exempted Apollo Forest Products Ltd. from Part 3 of the Utilities Commission Act in respect of the Apollo Transmission System and the provision of transmission service from the biomass thermal generation facility located approximately 6km north of BC Hydro’s Fort St. James No. 2 Substation.
Bakerview EcoDairy Ltd. 2016 Exemption On the recommendation of the BCUC, the BC government by Ministerial Order M167 exempted Bakerview EcoDairy Ltd. from Part 3 of the Utilities Commission Act, except sections 25, 38, 42, 43, 44 and 49, for the resale of electricity via the Electric Vehicle Direct Current Fast Charging station located on its property. Bakerview EcoDairy Ltd. Application for Exemption to Part 3 of the Utilities Commission Act for Electric Vehicle Charging Service Providers
BC Hydro and Power Authority 2016 Direction The BC government by OIC 123 provided direction to the BCUC with respect to eligible BC Hydro copper and coal mining customers to defer payment of a portion of their electricity bills in response to the slowdown in the mining sector due to low commodity prices. Specifically, the BCUC is directed to approve a supplement to BC Hydro’s Electric Tariff Supplement No. 5 in respect of eligible mining customers who choose to participate in the Mining Customer Payment Plan and to allow BC Hydro to: (a) establish a regulatory account to defer to future fiscal years amounts related to mining customers and (b) include in the account interest charges equal to BC Hydro’s weighted average cost of debt in that fiscal year. BC Hydro F2017-F2019 Revenue Requirements Application
BC Hydro and Power Authority 2016 Direction The BC government by OIC 397 provided direction to the BCUC with respect to implementing its policy related to the provision of electricity service to FortisBC Energy Inc.’s Tilbury liquid natural gas facility. OIC 397 also directed the BCUC to approve amendments to BC Hydro’s Rate Schedules 1823 (Transmission Service Step Rate), 1825 (Transmission Service Time of Use Rate), 1827 (Transmission Service – Rate for Exempt Customers), and 1852 (Transmission Service Modified Demand) respecting transmission service to Liquefied Natural Gas Customers.
BC Hydro and Power Authority 2016 Regulation The BC government by Ministerial Order 294 exempted the Electricity Purchase Agreement between BC Hydro and Silversmith Power and Light Corporation from Section 71 of the Utilities Commission Act.
BC Hydro and Power Authority 2016 Direction The BC government by OIC 589 amended section 3 of the Heritage Special Directive HC1 to BC Hydro, directing BC Hydro to pay to the government an amount no less than $259 million on or before June 30, 2017.
BC Hydro and Power Authority 2016 Direction The BC government by OIC 590 amended Direction No. 7 to the BCUC in respect of BC Hydro’s rate of return on deemed equity. BC Hydro F2017-F2019 Revenue Requirements Application
FortisBC Energy Inc. 2016 Regulation The BC government by OIC 609 amended the Greenhouse Gas Reduction (Clean Energy) Regulation (GGRR), which among other things, established Prescribed Undertakings 3.2, 3.3 and 3.4. Prescribed Undertakings 3.2, 3.3 and 3.4 resulted in the following: • introduction of a new category of incentive funding for remote power generation projects; • inclusion of expenditures for LNG distribution and storage infrastructure projects; and • increased the level of incentive funding for administration, marketing, training and education.
Insurance Corporation of British Columbia 2016 Regulation The BC government by OIC 606 amended the Motor Vehicle Act Regulations.
Insurance Corporation of British Columbia 2016 Direction The BC government by OIC 614 directed the BCUC, among other things, to set rates for ICBC that differ by no more than 1.5 percent from the previous general rate change and must not decrease existing rates.
Insurance Corporation of British Columbia 2019 Revenue Requirements Application
Insurance Corporation of British Columbia 2016 Direction The BC government by OIC 614 directed the BCUC, among other things, to set rates for ICBC that differ by no more than 1.5 percent from the previous general rate change and must not decrease existing rates.
Insurance Corporation of British Columbia Application for 2017 Revenue Requirements
Insurance Corporation of British Columbia 2016 Direction The BC government by OIC 614 directed the BCUC, among other things, to set rates for ICBC that differ by no more than 1.5 percent from the previous general rate change and must not decrease existing rates.
Insurance Corporation of British Columbia ~ 2016 Revenue Requirements Application
Insurance Corporation of British Columbia 2016 Direction The BC government by OIC 615 directed ICBC to transfer $172 million in capital from ICBC’s Optional insurance business to the Basic insurance business in order to bring ICBC’s Basic Minimum Capital Test ratio at or above the regulatory minimum of 100 percent and directed ICBC to transfer $300 million in income from the Optional insurance business to the Basic insurance business in order to offset claims costs for the 2016 policy year. Insurance Corporation of British Columbia ~ 2016 Revenue Requirements Application
Insurance Corporation of British Columbia 2016 Direction The BC government by OIC 908 directs ICBC to implement a new high-value vehicle charge as part of a suite of initiatives to introduce greater levels of fairness to the BC’s insurance system.
Insurance Corporation of British Columbia 2016 Direction The BC government by OIC 909 directed the BCUC to approve ICBC’s high-value vehicle charge in accordance with OIC 908.
Insurance Corporation of British Columbia 2016 Regulation The BC government by OIC 910 amended the Insurance (Vehicle) Regulation, adding section 15.9 to give ICBC the authority to set the amount of the charge payable to ICBC for the issue of the types of certificates respecting coverage for high-value vehicles designated by ICBC for this purpose.
Insurance Corporation of British Columbia 2016 Direction The BC government by OIC 960 amended Special Direction IC2 to the BCUC and directed the BCUC to approve, for the 2016 policy year, a rate change that must not exceed 4.9 percent by January 16, 2017.
Long Lake 2016 Regulation The BC government by Ministerial Order 362 exempted Long Lake Hydro Limited Partnership, Long Lake Hydro GP Inc., Long Lake Hydro Inc. and Premier Power Corp. from Part 3 of the Utilities Commission Act in respect of the Long Lake transmission system and the provision of service respecting the transmission of electricity from BC Hydro’s transmission system to the Brucejack mine project via the Long Lake transmission system.
Public Utilities 2016 Regulation The BC government by OIC 609 amended the Greenhouse Gas Reduction (Clean Energy) Regulation (GGRR), which among other things, established Prescribed Undertakings 3.2, 3.3 and 3.4. Prescribed Undertakings 3.2, 3.3 and 3.4 resulted in the following: • introduction of a new category of incentive funding for remote power generation projects; • inclusion of expenditures for LNG distribution and storage infrastructure projects; and • increased the level of incentive funding for administration, marketing, training and education.
Whitecap Resources Inc. 2016 Exemption On the recommendation of the BCUC, the BC government by Ministerial Order M282 exempted Whitecap Resources Inc. and the Boundary Lake Distribution Facilities from section 71 and Part 3 of the Utilities Commission Act, except section 38. Whitecap Resources Inc. Application for Exemption to Part 3 of the Utilities Commission Act
ATCO Electric Ltd. 2015 Exemption On the recommendation of the BCUC, the BC government by OIC 455 exempted ATCO Electric Ltd. from the requirements of Part 3 of the Utilities Commission Act, except for sections 25, 38, 42 and 43 for its distribution facilities used to supply electric service to its Alberta/BC Border customers. ATCO Electric Ltd. Alberta/BC Border Customers Exemption Application
BC Hydro and Power Authority 2015 Direction The BC government by OIC 404 provided direction to the BCUC in respect of BC Hydro’s program to provide funding to increase the electrical energy efficiency of mills using thermo-mechanical pulping processes (TMP Program). Specifically, the BCUC must not disallow the recovery in BC Hydro’s rates of the costs incurred by BC Hydro in carrying out the program up to $100 million. The BCUC must also allow BC Hydro to defer to the DSM regulatory account the costs incurred in relation to the TMP Program. BC Hydro F2017-F2019 Revenue Requirements Application
BC Hydro and Power Authority 2015 Direction The BC government by OIC 405 amended Direction No. 7 to the BCUC whereby the BCUC, in setting rates for BC Hydro for fiscal years F2017, F2018 and F2019, must not set rates for the purposes of changing the revenue-cost ratio for a class of customers. BC Hydro F2017-F2019 Revenue Requirements Application
BC Utilities Commission 2015 Regulation The BC government by OIC 44 repealed the former Energy Efficiency Standards Regulation, B.C. Reg. 389/93, and made a new one.
BC Utilities Commission 2015 Regulation The BC government by OIC 824 established the Security for Costs (Administrative Tribunals) Regulation in respect of when a tribunal may order security for costs.
BC Utilities Commission 2015 Regulation The BC government by OIC 825 established the Administrative Tribunals Reporting Regulation in respect of setting the reporting year and when reports are due.
Canadian Forest Products Ltd. 2015 Exemption On the recommendation of the BCUC, the BC government by OIC 456 exempted Canadian Forest Products Ltd. (Canfor) from the requirements of Part 3 of the Utilities Commission Act (UCA), except for sections 25, 38, 42 and 43 for its NOS substation distribution facilities used to supply electric service to its customers. It also exempted from section 71 of the UCA Canfor and any person receiving energy from Canfor NOS substation distribution facilities provided the person is not reselling energy to others.
Insurance Corporation of British Columbia 2015 Direction The BC government by OIC 596 directed ICBC to transfer $450 million of optional vehicle insurance capital to its universal compulsory vehicle insurance business after December 31, 2015 and on or before January 15, 2016. ICBC 2015 Revenue Requirements Application
Insurance Corporation of British Columbia 2015 Direction The BC government by OIC 597 amended Special Direction IC2 to the BCUC to order that, for rates effective November 15, 2015, the capital available used in the determination of the Minimum Capital Test must be increased by $450 million for the purpose of determining the Policy Year 2015 rate change. ICBC 2015 Revenue Requirements Application
Persons offering lease agreements or energy supply 2015 Exemption On the recommendation of the BCUC, the BC government by OIC 23 granted advance approval to the BCUC to exempt from Part 3 and section 71 of the Utilities Commission Act (UCA), the class of cases where a person, who is not otherwise a public utility, offers lease agreements or Energy Supply Contracts (ESC) providing lessees or buyers with electricity from either solar or wind energy systems or facilities provided that the value of the installed system, including equipment, labour and permits, does not exceed $500,000. This order also includes an approval given to the BCUC to exempt from section 71 of the UCA the buyers of electricity under an ESC specific to this class of cases.
Templeton Designer Outlet Centre Limited Partnersh 2015 Exemption On the recommendation of the BCUC, the BC government by OIC 454 exempted from Part 3 of the Utilities Commission Act (UCA), except for sections 25, 38, 41 and 42, Templeton Designer Outlet Centre Limited Partnership (Templeton LP) for the purpose of resale of electricity to its lessees, and from section 71 of the UCA Templeton LP and its lessees provided the lessees are not reselling electricity. Templeton DOC Limited Partnership Application for Exemption pursuant to Section 88(3) of the Utilities Commission Act
Tolko Industries Ltd. 2015 Exemption On the recommendation of the BCUC, the BC government by OIC 731 exempted Tolko Industries Ltd. and the portion of its Lavington substation distribution facilities used to supply electric service to Lavington Pellet Limited Partnership from the requirements of Part 3 of the Utilities Commission Act except for sections 24, 38, 42 and 43. Tolko Industries Ltd. Application for an Exemption Pursuant to Section 88(3) of the Utilities Commission Act
3CP Energy Utility Company Ltd. 2014 Exemption On the recommendation of the BCUC, the BC government by OIC 400 granted advance approval to the BCUC to exempt a person who owns or operate in BC a Thermal Energy System, with a capital cost less than a maximum threshold and greater than a minimum threshold, as established by the BCUC from time to time, from sections 44.1, 45, and 59-61 of the Utilities Commission Act for that specific Thermal Energy System.
BC Hydro and Power Authority 2014 Direction The BC government by OIC 095 amended Heritage Special Directive HC1 to BC Hydro by repealing section 3 and substituting a new section 3 in respect of annual payment from BC Hydro to the government from 2014 onward. BC Hydro F2015-16 Revenue Requirements Application
BC Hydro and Power Authority 2014 Direction The BC government by OIC 095 amended Heritage Special Directive HC1 to BC Hydro by repealing section 3 and substituting a new section 3 in respect of annual payment from BC Hydro to the government from 2014 onward. BC Hydro F2017 to F2019 Revenue Requirements Application
BC Hydro and Power Authority 2014 Direction The BC government by OIC 096 established Direction No. 6 to the BCUC, which establishes a new regulatory framework regarding the BCUC’s oversight of BC Hydro’s rates. BC Hydro F2015 and F2016 Revenue Requirements Application
BC Hydro and Power Authority 2014 Direction The BC government by OIC 096 established Direction No. 7 to the BCUC, which establishes a new regulatory framework regarding the BCUC’s oversight of BC Hydro’s rates, and repealed Heritage Special Direction No. HC2 to the BCUC. BC Hydro F2015 and F2016 Revenue Requirements Application
BC Hydro and Power Authority 2014 Direction The BC government by OIC 096 established Direction No. 7 to the BCUC, which establishes a new regulatory framework regarding the BCUC’s oversight of BC Hydro’s rates, and repealed Heritage Special Direction No. HC2 to the BCUC. BC Hydro F2017 to F2019 Revenue Requirements Application
BC Hydro and Power Authority 2014 Regulation The BC government by OIC 416 amended the Standing Offer Program Regulation, stating that a high-efficiency cogeneration facility that generates electricity by means of a resource other than a clear or renewable resource is not an eligible facility.
BC Hydro and Power Authority 2014 Direction The BC government by OIC 749 amended Direction No. 5 to the BCUC.
BC Hydro and Power Authority 2014 Direction The BC government by OIC 097 established Direction No. 7 to the BCUC, which establishes a new regulatory framework regarding the BCUC’s oversight of BC Hydro’s rates, and repealed Heritage Special Direction No. HC2 to the BCUC.
BC Utilities Commission 2014 Direction The BC government by Ministerial Order M224 issued directions to heads of public bodies that are not government ministries on conducting privacy impact assessments.
Connect TES (Richmond) Holdings Inc. (formerly Axs 2014 Exemption On the recommendation of the BCUC, the BC government by OIC 400 granted advance approval to the BCUC to exempt a person who owns or operate in BC a Thermal Energy System, with a capital cost less than a maximum threshold and greater than a minimum threshold, as established by the BCUC from time to time, from sections 44.1, 45, and 59-61 of the Utilities Commission Act for that specific Thermal Energy System.
Corix Multi-Utility Services Inc. 2014 Exemption On the recommendation of the BCUC, the BC government by OIC 400 granted advance approval to the BCUC to exempt a person who owns or operate in BC a Thermal Energy System, with a capital cost less than a maximum threshold and greater than a minimum threshold, as established by the BCUC from time to time, from sections 44.1, 45, and 59-61 of the Utilities Commission Act for that specific Thermal Energy System.
Creative Energy Development LP 2014 Exemption On the recommendation of the BCUC, the BC government by OIC 400 granted advance approval to the BCUC to exempt a person who owns or operate in BC a Thermal Energy System, with a capital cost less than a maximum threshold and greater than a minimum threshold, as established by the BCUC from time to time, from sections 44.1, 45, and 59-61 of the Utilities Commission Act for that specific Thermal Energy System. Creative Energy Disposition of the Pendrell Street TES application
Creative Energy Horseshoe Bay Limited Partnership 2014 Exemption On the recommendation of the BCUC, the BC government by OIC 400 granted advance approval to the BCUC to exempt a person who owns or operate in BC a Thermal Energy System, with a capital cost less than a maximum threshold and greater than a minimum threshold, as established by the BCUC from time to time, from sections 44.1, 45, and 59-61 of the Utilities Commission Act for that specific Thermal Energy System.
Creative Energy Vancouver Platforms Inc. 2014 Exemption On the recommendation of the BCUC, the BC government by OIC 400 granted advance approval to the BCUC to exempt a person who owns or operate in BC a Thermal Energy System, with a capital cost less than a maximum threshold and greater than a minimum threshold, as established by the BCUC from time to time, from sections 44.1, 45, and 59-61 of the Utilities Commission Act for that specific Thermal Energy System.
Creative Energy Vancouver Platforms Inc. 2014 Exemption On the recommendation of the BCUC, the BC government by OIC 400 granted advance approval to the BCUC to exempt a person who owns or operate in BC a Thermal Energy System, with a capital cost less than a maximum threshold and greater than a minimum threshold, as established by the BCUC from time to time, from sections 44.1, 45, and 59-61 of the Utilities Commission Act for that specific Thermal Energy System.
Creative Energy Vancouver Platforms Inc. 2014 Exemption On the recommendation of the BCUC, the BC government by OIC 400 granted advance approval to the BCUC to exempt a person who owns or operate in BC a Thermal Energy System, with a capital cost less than a maximum threshold and greater than a minimum threshold, as established by the BCUC from time to time, from sections 44.1, 45, and 59-61 of the Utilities Commission Act for that specific Thermal Energy System.
FortisBC Alternative Energy Services Inc. 2014 Exemption On the recommendation of the BCUC, the BC government by OIC 400 granted advance approval to the BCUC to exempt a person who owns or operate in BC a Thermal Energy System, with a capital cost less than a maximum threshold and greater than a minimum threshold, as established by the BCUC from time to time, from sections 44.1, 45, and 59-61 of the Utilities Commission Act for that specific Thermal Energy System.
FortisBC Alternative Energy Services Inc. 2014 Exemption On the recommendation of the BCUC, the BC government by OIC 400 granted advance approval to the BCUC to exempt a person who owns or operate in BC a Thermal Energy System, with a capital cost less than a maximum threshold and greater than a minimum threshold, as established by the BCUC from time to time, from sections 44.1, 45, and 59-61 of the Utilities Commission Act for that specific Thermal Energy System.
FortisBC Alternative Energy Services Inc. 2014 Exemption On the recommendation of the BCUC, the BC government by OIC 400 granted advance approval to the BCUC to exempt a person who owns or operate in BC a Thermal Energy System, with a capital cost less than a maximum threshold and greater than a minimum threshold, as established by the BCUC from time to time, from sections 44.1, 45, and 59-61 of the Utilities Commission Act for that specific Thermal Energy System.
FortisBC Alternative Energy Services Inc. 2014 Exemption On the recommendation of the BCUC, the BC government by OIC 400 granted advance approval to the BCUC to exempt a person who owns or operate in BC a Thermal Energy System, with a capital cost less than a maximum threshold and greater than a minimum threshold, as established by the BCUC from time to time, from sections 44.1, 45, and 59-61 of the Utilities Commission Act for that specific Thermal Energy System.
FortisBC Alternative Energy Services Inc. 2014 Exemption On the recommendation of the BCUC, the BC government by OIC 400 granted advance approval to the BCUC to exempt a person who owns or operate in BC a Thermal Energy System, with a capital cost less than a maximum threshold and greater than a minimum threshold, as established by the BCUC from time to time, from sections 44.1, 45, and 59-61 of the Utilities Commission Act for that specific Thermal Energy System.
FortisBC Alternative Energy Services Inc. 2014 Exemption On the recommendation of the BCUC, the BC government by OIC 400 granted advance approval to the BCUC to exempt a person who owns or operate in BC a Thermal Energy System, with a capital cost less than a maximum threshold and greater than a minimum threshold, as established by the BCUC from time to time, from sections 44.1, 45, and 59-61 of the Utilities Commission Act for that specific Thermal Energy System.
FortisBC Alternative Energy Services Inc. 2014 Exemption On the recommendation of the BCUC, the BC government by OIC 400 granted advance approval to the BCUC to exempt a person who owns or operate in BC a Thermal Energy System, with a capital cost less than a maximum threshold and greater than a minimum threshold, as established by the BCUC from time to time, from sections 44.1, 45, and 59-61 of the Utilities Commission Act for that specific Thermal Energy System.
FortisBC Alternative Energy Services Inc. 2014 Exemption On the recommendation of the BCUC, the BC government by OIC 400 granted advance approval to the BCUC to exempt a person who owns or operate in BC a Thermal Energy System, with a capital cost less than a maximum threshold and greater than a minimum threshold, as established by the BCUC from time to time, from sections 44.1, 45, and 59-61 of the Utilities Commission Act for that specific Thermal Energy System.
FortisBC Alternative Energy Services Inc. 2014 Exemption On the recommendation of the BCUC, the BC government by OIC 400 granted advance approval to the BCUC to exempt a person who owns or operate in BC a Thermal Energy System, with a capital cost less than a maximum threshold and greater than a minimum threshold, as established by the BCUC from time to time, from sections 44.1, 45, and 59-61 of the Utilities Commission Act for that specific Thermal Energy System.
FortisBC Alternative Energy Services Inc. 2014 Exemption On the recommendation of the BCUC, the BC government by OIC 400 granted advance approval to the BCUC to exempt a person who owns or operate in BC a Thermal Energy System, with a capital cost less than a maximum threshold and greater than a minimum threshold, as established by the BCUC from time to time, from sections 44.1, 45, and 59-61 of the Utilities Commission Act for that specific Thermal Energy System.
FortisBC Alternative Energy Services Inc. 2014 Exemption On the recommendation of the BCUC, the BC government by OIC 400 granted advance approval to the BCUC to exempt a person who owns or operate in BC a Thermal Energy System, with a capital cost less than a maximum threshold and greater than a minimum threshold, as established by the BCUC from time to time, from sections 44.1, 45, and 59-61 of the Utilities Commission Act for that specific Thermal Energy System.
FortisBC Alternative Energy Services Inc. 2014 Exemption On the recommendation of the BCUC, the BC government by OIC 400 granted advance approval to the BCUC to exempt a person who owns or operate in BC a Thermal Energy System, with a capital cost less than a maximum threshold and greater than a minimum threshold, as established by the BCUC from time to time, from sections 44.1, 45, and 59-61 of the Utilities Commission Act for that specific Thermal Energy System.
FortisBC Alternative Energy Services Inc. 2014 Exemption On the recommendation of the BCUC, the BC government by OIC 400 granted advance approval to the BCUC to exempt a person who owns or operate in BC a Thermal Energy System, with a capital cost less than a maximum threshold and greater than a minimum threshold, as established by the BCUC from time to time, from sections 44.1, 45, and 59-61 of the Utilities Commission Act for that specific Thermal Energy System.
FortisBC Alternative Energy Services Inc. 2014 Exemption On the recommendation of the BCUC, the BC government by OIC 400 granted advance approval to the BCUC to exempt a person who owns or operate in BC a Thermal Energy System, with a capital cost less than a maximum threshold and greater than a minimum threshold, as established by the BCUC from time to time, from sections 44.1, 45, and 59-61 of the Utilities Commission Act for that specific Thermal Energy System.
FortisBC Alternative Energy Services Inc. 2014 Exemption On the recommendation of the BCUC, the BC government by OIC 400 granted advance approval to the BCUC to exempt a person who owns or operate in BC a Thermal Energy System, with a capital cost less than a maximum threshold and greater than a minimum threshold, as established by the BCUC from time to time, from sections 44.1, 45, and 59-61 of the Utilities Commission Act for that specific Thermal Energy System.
FortisBC Alternative Energy Services Inc. 2014 Exemption On the recommendation of the BCUC, the BC government by OIC 400 granted advance approval to the BCUC to exempt a person who owns or operate in BC a Thermal Energy System, with a capital cost less than a maximum threshold and greater than a minimum threshold, as established by the BCUC from time to time, from sections 44.1, 45, and 59-61 of the Utilities Commission Act for that specific Thermal Energy System.
FortisBC Alternative Energy Services Inc. 2014 Exemption On the recommendation of the BCUC, the BC government by OIC 400 granted advance approval to the BCUC to exempt a person who owns or operate in BC a Thermal Energy System, with a capital cost less than a maximum threshold and greater than a minimum threshold, as established by the BCUC from time to time, from sections 44.1, 45, and 59-61 of the Utilities Commission Act for that specific Thermal Energy System.
FortisBC Energy Inc. 2014 Direction The BC government by OIC 749 amended Direction No. 5 to the BCUC in respect of expansion facilities and projects when setting rates for FortisBC Energy Inc. (FEI). With this amendment, the BCUC is also directed to approve amendments to FEI’s Rate Schedule 46 - Liquefied Natural Gas Sales, Dispending and Transportation Service and to set as a rate for FEI the Large Volume Industrial Transportation Rate Schedule 50 and the letter agreement between BC Hydro, FEI and FortisBC Energy (Vancouver Island) Inc. (FEVI) amending certain terms of existing agreements between these parties.
FortisBC Energy Utilities 2014 Other The BC government by OIC 300 consented to the amalgamation of the FortisBC Energy Utilities, comprising FortisBC Energy Inc., FortisBC Energy (Vancouver Island) Inc., FortisBC Energy (Whistler) Inc., and Terasen Gas Holdings Inc.
Gilmore Place Thermal Energy Limited Partnership 2014 Exemption On the recommendation of the BCUC, the BC government by OIC 399 granted advance approval to the BCUC to exempt a person who owns or operate in BC a Thermal Energy System, with a capital cost less than a maximum threshold and greater than a minimum threshold, as established by the BCUC from time to time, from sections 44.1, 45, and 59-61 of the Utilities Commission Act for that specific Thermal Energy System.
Insurance Corporation of British Columbia 2014 Direction The BC government by OIC 055 approved ICBC’s request to transfer any and all remaining 2013 excess from the optional automobile insurance capital account to universal compulsory vehicle insurance capital account prior to July 1, 2014 and directed ICBC to change its annual BCUC filing deadline from May to August for 2014 going forward. ICBC 2014 Revenue Requirements Application
Insurance Corporation of British Columbia 2014 Direction The BC government by OIC 056 amended Special Direction IC2 to the BCUC to change the annual filing deadline from May 31 to August 31 for 2014 going forward. ICBC 2014 Revenue Requirements Application
Jimmie Creek 2014 Regulation The BC government by Ministerial Order M182 exempted from Part 3 of the Utilities Commission Act the Toba Montrose General Partnership in respect of the Toba Montrose Transmission System and the provision of service respecting the transmission of electricity from the hydroelectric project at Jimmie Creek to BC Hydro’s transmission system.
Sustainable Services Ltd. 2014 Direction On the recommendation of the BCUC, the BC government by OIC 400 granted advance approval to the BCUC to exempt a person who owns or operate in BC a Thermal Energy System, with a capital cost less than a maximum threshold and greater than a minimum threshold, as established by the BCUC from time to time, from sections 44.1, 45, and 59-61 of the Utilities Commission Act for that specific Thermal Energy System.
TAB Utility Corp. 2014 Exemption On the recommendation of the BCUC, the BC government by OIC 400 granted advance approval to the BCUC to exempt a person who owns or operate in BC a Thermal Energy System, with a capital cost less than a maximum threshold and greater than a minimum threshold, as established by the BCUC from time to time, from sections 44.1, 45, and 59-61 of the Utilities Commission Act for that specific Thermal Energy System.
Thermal Energy Systems 2014 Exemption On the recommendation of the BCUC, the BC government by OIC 401 granted advance approval to the BCUC to exempt from Part 3, except for sections 42, 43 and 44, of the Utilities Commission Act a person who is a Strata Corporation, who owns or operates in BC a Thermal Energy System for the production, generation, storage, transmission, sale, delivery or provision of any agent for the production of heat or cold, and that is exclusively for its Strata owners for compensation. A Proposed Regulatory Framework and Guide including an Exemption for certain Thermal Energy Service Utilities
Vancouver Cambie Parc Holdings Inc. 2014 Exemption On the recommendation of the BCUC, the BC government by OIC 400 granted advance approval to the BCUC to exempt a person who owns or operate in BC a Thermal Energy System, with a capital cost less than a maximum threshold and greater than a minimum threshold, as established by the BCUC from time to time, from sections 44.1, 45, and 59-61 of the Utilities Commission Act for that specific Thermal Energy System.
Vancouver Kingsway Holdings Inc. 2014 Exemption On the recommendation of the BCUC, the BC government by OIC 400 granted advance approval to the BCUC to exempt a person who owns or operate in BC a Thermal Energy System, with a capital cost less than a maximum threshold and greater than a minimum threshold, as established by the BCUC from time to time, from sections 44.1, 45, and 59-61 of the Utilities Commission Act for that specific Thermal Energy System.
Vancouver Parc 26 Holdings Inc. 2014 Exemption On the recommendation of the BCUC, the BC government by OIC 400 granted advance approval to the BCUC to exempt a person who owns or operate in BC a Thermal Energy System, with a capital cost less than a maximum threshold and greater than a minimum threshold, as established by the BCUC from time to time, from sections 44.1, 45, and 59-61 of the Utilities Commission Act for that specific Thermal Energy System.
Woodley Range Waterworks Ltd. 2014 Other The BC government by OIC 447 ordered that Woodley Range Waterworks Ltd. be dissolved.
BC Hydro and Power Authority 2013 Regulation The BC government by Ministerial Order M059 amended the Authorization for Burrard Thermal Electricity Regulation by adding subsection (3) which authorizes BC Hydro to operate Burrard Thermal to produce steam for sale to Imperial Oil in accordance with Electric Tariff Supplement No. 56.
BC Hydro and Power Authority 2013 Other The BC government in the Miscellaneous Statutes Amendment Act, 2013 (Bill 8 -2013) amended Section 3 (6) (a) of the Clean Energy Act, S.B.C., 2010, c. 22, requiring that BC Hydro must submit an integrated resource plan to the government within 38 months from the date this amendment comes into force (December 2, 2012) instead of within 30 months from that date.
BC Hydro and Power Authority 2013 Direction The BC government by OIC 182 directed the BCUC not to exercise its powers under section 45 (5) of the Utilities Commission Act in respect of the Iskut Extension Project, consisting of upgrades to the Bob Quinn substation, a new substation at near Tatogga Lake, a new transmission line between these two substations, and a new distribution line from the Tatogga Lake substation to the community of Iskut. The Direction also directed the BCUC to set as a rate an agreement amongst the parties, including BC Hydro, allowing BC Hydro to recover the costs incurred in relation to the Iskut Extension Project. BC Hydro F2020 to F2021 Revenue Requirements Application
BC Hydro and Power Authority 2013 Regulation The BC government by Ministerial Order M073 exempted BC Hydro from Part 3 of the Utilities Commission Act respecting transmission upgrades in relation to a capacitor station and related facilities near the District of Vanderhoof, the Village of Burns Lake and the Village of Telkwa, at the Skeena and Minette substations and to the transmission line between the Skeena and the Minette substations, and a new transmission line between the Skeena and Minette substations. BC Hydro F2020 to F2021 Revenue Requirements Application
BC Hydro and Power Authority 2013 Other The BC government by Ministerial Order M129 approved that the University of British Columbia grant a lease for a term of no more than 25 years to BC Hydro over approximately 1,339 sq.ft. interior floor space site located on UBC’s campus at 2260 West Mall, V6T 1Z4.
BC Hydro and Power Authority 2013 Direction The BC government by OIC 391 provided direction to the BCUC with respect to the implementation of the BC government policy that BC Hydro offer alternative meter options and related services to eligible customers who choose not to have a smart meter at their premises, and that eligible customers choosing an alternative meter option will have to pay additional charges designed to recover the costs attributable to their chosen option. Direction No. 4 also provided for the recovery of failed installation costs from customers at premises where a failed installation of a legacy meter, radio-off meter or smart meter occurs. BC Hydro Application of Approval of Charges Related to Meter Choices Program
FortisBC Energy Inc. 2013 Other The BC government by Ministerial Order M304 ordered FortisBC Energy Inc. (FEI) to conduct and pay for a heritage inspection of its proposed Tilbury 2 Project – liquid natural gas facility additions on Tilbury Island in Delta, BC. The purpose of the heritage inspection is to identify archaeological sites protected in accordance with section 13 (2) of the Heritage Conservation Act, assess their heritage value, determine the magnitude of development related impacts and formulate archaeological resource management options.
FortisBC Energy Inc. 2013 Regulation The BC government by OIC 556 amended sections 1 and 2 of the Greenhouse Gas Reduction (Clean Energy) Regulation (GGRR) and repealed section 3 related to expiry of the GGRR. This resulted in, among other things, increases to limits on certain incentive funding and expenditures on compressed natural gas fueling stations and tanker truck load-outs.
FortisBC Energy Inc. 2013 Regulation The BC government by OIC 556 amended sections 1 and 2 of the Greenhouse Gas Reduction (Clean Energy) Regulation (GGRR) and repealed section 3 related to expiry of the GGRR. This resulted in, among other things, increases to limits on certain incentive funding and expenditures on compressed natural gas fueling stations and tanker truck load-outs.
FortisBC Energy Inc. 2013 Regulation The BC government by OIC 556 amended sections 1 and 2 of the Greenhouse Gas Reduction (Clean Energy) Regulation (GGRR) and repealed section 3 related to expiry of the GGRR. This resulted in, among other things, increases to limits on certain incentive funding and expenditures on compressed natural gas fueling stations and tanker truck load-outs.
FortisBC Energy Inc. 2013 Regulation The BC government by OIC 556 amended sections 1 and 2 of the Greenhouse Gas Reduction (Clean Energy) Regulation (GGRR) and repealed section 3 related to expiry of the GGRR. This resulted in, among other things, increases to limits on certain incentive funding and expenditures on compressed natural gas fueling stations and tanker truck load-outs.
FortisBC Energy Inc. 2013 Regulation The BC government by OIC 556 amended sections 1 and 2 of the Greenhouse Gas Reduction (Clean Energy) Regulation (GGRR) and repealed section 3 related to expiry of the GGRR. This resulted in, among other things, increases to limits on certain incentive funding and expenditures on compressed natural gas fueling stations and tanker truck load-outs.
FortisBC Energy Inc. 2013 Regulation The BC government by OIC 556 amended sections 1 and 2 of the Greenhouse Gas Reduction (Clean Energy) Regulation (GGRR) and repealed section 3 related to expiry of the GGRR. This resulted in, among other things, increases to limits on certain incentive funding and expenditures on compressed natural gas fueling stations and tanker truck load-outs.
FortisBC Energy Inc. 2013 Regulation The BC government by OIC 556 amended sections 1 and 2 of the Greenhouse Gas Reduction (Clean Energy) Regulation (GGRR) and repealed section 3 related to expiry of the GGRR. This resulted in, among other things, increases to limits on certain incentive funding and expenditures on compressed natural gas fueling stations and tanker truck load-outs.
FortisBC Energy Inc. 2013 Regulation The BC government by OIC 556 amended sections 1 and 2 of the Greenhouse Gas Reduction (Clean Energy) Regulation (GGRR) and repealed section 3 related to expiry of the GGRR. This resulted in, among other things, increases to limits on certain incentive funding and expenditures on compressed natural gas fueling stations and tanker truck load-outs.
FortisBC Energy Inc. 2013 Regulation The BC government by OIC 556 amended sections 1 and 2 of the Greenhouse Gas Reduction (Clean Energy) Regulation (GGRR) and repealed section 3 related to expiry of the GGRR. This resulted in, among other things, increases to limits on certain incentive funding and expenditures on compressed natural gas fueling stations and tanker truck load-outs.
FortisBC Energy Inc. 2013 Regulation The BC government by OIC 556 amended sections 1 and 2 of the Greenhouse Gas Reduction (Clean Energy) Regulation (GGRR) and repealed section 3 related to expiry of the GGRR. This resulted in, among other things, increases to limits on certain incentive funding and expenditures on compressed natural gas fueling stations and tanker truck load-outs.
FortisBC Energy Inc. 2013 Regulation The BC government by OIC 556 amended sections 1 and 2 of the Greenhouse Gas Reduction (Clean Energy) Regulation (GGRR) and repealed section 3 related to expiry of the GGRR. This resulted in, among other things, increases to limits on certain incentive funding and expenditures on compressed natural gas fueling stations and tanker truck load-outs.
FortisBC Energy Inc. 2013 Regulation The BC government by OIC 556 amended sections 1 and 2 of the Greenhouse Gas Reduction (Clean Energy) Regulation (GGRR) and repealed section 3 related to expiry of the GGRR. This resulted in, among other things, increases to limits on certain incentive funding and expenditures on compressed natural gas fueling stations and tanker truck load-outs.
FortisBC Energy Inc. 2013 Regulation The BC government by OIC 556 amended sections 1 and 2 of the Greenhouse Gas Reduction (Clean Energy) Regulation (GGRR) and repealed section 3 related to expiry of the GGRR. This resulted in, among other things, increases to limits on certain incentive funding and expenditures on compressed natural gas fueling stations and tanker truck load-outs.
FortisBC Energy Inc. 2013 Regulation The BC government by OIC 556 amended sections 1 and 2 of the Greenhouse Gas Reduction (Clean Energy) Regulation (GGRR) and repealed section 3 related to expiry of the GGRR. This resulted in, among other things, increases to limits on certain incentive funding and expenditures on compressed natural gas fueling stations and tanker truck load-outs.
FortisBC Energy Inc. 2013 Regulation The BC government by OIC 556 amended sections 1 and 2 of the Greenhouse Gas Reduction (Clean Energy) Regulation (GGRR) and repealed section 3 related to expiry of the GGRR. This resulted in, among other things, increases to limits on certain incentive funding and expenditures on compressed natural gas fueling stations and tanker truck load-outs.
FortisBC Energy Inc. 2013 Regulation The BC government by OIC 556 amended sections 1 and 2 of the Greenhouse Gas Reduction (Clean Energy) Regulation (GGRR) and repealed section 3 related to expiry of the GGRR. This resulted in, among other things, increases to limits on certain incentive funding and expenditures on compressed natural gas fueling stations and tanker truck load-outs.
FortisBC Energy Inc. 2013 Regulation The BC government by OIC 556 amended sections 1 and 2 of the Greenhouse Gas Reduction (Clean Energy) Regulation (GGRR) and repealed section 3 related to expiry of the GGRR. This resulted in, among other things, increases to limits on certain incentive funding and expenditures on compressed natural gas fueling stations and tanker truck load-outs.
FortisBC Energy Inc. 2013 Regulation The BC government by OIC 556 amended sections 1 and 2 of the Greenhouse Gas Reduction (Clean Energy) Regulation (GGRR) and repealed section 3 related to expiry of the GGRR. This resulted in, among other things, increases to limits on certain incentive funding and expenditures on compressed natural gas fueling stations and tanker truck load-outs.
FortisBC Energy Inc. 2013 Regulation The BC government by OIC 556 amended sections 1 and 2 of the Greenhouse Gas Reduction (Clean Energy) Regulation (GGRR) and repealed section 3 related to expiry of the GGRR. This resulted in, among other things, increases to limits on certain incentive funding and expenditures on compressed natural gas fueling stations and tanker truck load-outs.
FortisBC Energy Inc. 2013 Regulation The BC government by OIC 556 amended sections 1 and 2 of the Greenhouse Gas Reduction (Clean Energy) Regulation (GGRR) and repealed section 3 related to expiry of the GGRR. This resulted in, among other things, increases to limits on certain incentive funding and expenditures on compressed natural gas fueling stations and tanker truck load-outs.
FortisBC Energy Inc. 2013 Regulation The BC government by OIC 556 amended sections 1 and 2 of the Greenhouse Gas Reduction (Clean Energy) Regulation (GGRR) and repealed section 3 related to expiry of the GGRR. This resulted in, among other things, increases to limits on certain incentive funding and expenditures on compressed natural gas fueling stations and tanker truck load-outs.
FortisBC Energy Inc. 2013 Regulation The BC government by OIC 556 amended sections 1 and 2 of the Greenhouse Gas Reduction (Clean Energy) Regulation (GGRR) and repealed section 3 related to expiry of the GGRR. This resulted in, among other things, increases to limits on certain incentive funding and expenditures on compressed natural gas fueling stations and tanker truck load-outs.
FortisBC Energy Inc. 2013 Regulation The BC government by OIC 556 amended sections 1 and 2 of the Greenhouse Gas Reduction (Clean Energy) Regulation (GGRR) and repealed section 3 related to expiry of the GGRR. This resulted in, among other things, increases to limits on certain incentive funding and expenditures on compressed natural gas fueling stations and tanker truck load-outs.
FortisBC Energy Inc. 2013 Regulation The BC government by OIC 556 amended sections 1 and 2 of the Greenhouse Gas Reduction (Clean Energy) Regulation (GGRR) and repealed section 3 related to expiry of the GGRR. This resulted in, among other things, increases to limits on certain incentive funding and expenditures on compressed natural gas fueling stations and tanker truck load-outs.
FortisBC Energy Inc. 2013 Regulation The BC government by OIC 556 amended sections 1 and 2 of the Greenhouse Gas Reduction (Clean Energy) Regulation (GGRR) and repealed section 3 related to expiry of the GGRR. This resulted in, among other things, increases to limits on certain incentive funding and expenditures on compressed natural gas fueling stations and tanker truck load-outs.
FortisBC Energy Inc. 2013 Regulation The BC government by OIC 556 amended sections 1 and 2 of the Greenhouse Gas Reduction (Clean Energy) Regulation (GGRR) and repealed section 3 related to expiry of the GGRR. This resulted in, among other things, increases to limits on certain incentive funding and expenditures on compressed natural gas fueling stations and tanker truck load-outs.
FortisBC Energy Inc. 2013 Regulation The BC government by OIC 556 amended sections 1 and 2 of the Greenhouse Gas Reduction (Clean Energy) Regulation (GGRR) and repealed section 3 related to expiry of the GGRR. This resulted in, among other things, increases to limits on certain incentive funding and expenditures on compressed natural gas fueling stations and tanker truck load-outs.
FortisBC Energy Inc. 2013 Regulation The BC government by OIC 556 amended sections 1 and 2 of the Greenhouse Gas Reduction (Clean Energy) Regulation (GGRR) and repealed section 3 related to expiry of the GGRR. This resulted in, among other things, increases to limits on certain incentive funding and expenditures on compressed natural gas fueling stations and tanker truck load-outs.
FortisBC Energy Inc. 2013 Direction The BC government by OIC 557 made Direction No. 5 to the BCUC, stating that the BCUC must treat CNG and LNG service, and all costs and revenues related to those services, as part of the utility’s natural gas class of service when setting rates for FortisBC Energy Inc. (FEI). Direction No. 5 also directed the BCUC to approve FEI’s Rate Schedule 46 – Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Sales, Dispending and Transportation Service (LNG Rate Schedule) and to accept for filing under section 71 of the Utilities Commission Act an agreement between FortisBC Energy Vancouver Island (FEVI) and FEI to be set as a rate for FEVI.
Insurance Corporation of British Columbia 2013 Regulation The BC Government by OIC 010 amended the Motor Vehicle Act Regulations by adding Division 30D respecting drivers’ licences and beneficiary under the Medicare Protection Act.
Insurance Corporation of British Columbia 2013 Direction The BC government by OIC 082 directed ICBC to transfer the total 2012 excess capital from the optional insurance capital account to the basic insurance capital account so that the capital available for the universal compulsory automobile insurance business to be equal to or above 100% of Minimum Capital Test as of December 31, 2012.
Insurance Corporation of British Columbia 2013 Other The BC government by OIC 121 ordered that if ICBC has property in a municipality, it must pay that municipality, in and for the year 2013, a grant of money equivalent to the amount of money that would be payable as taxes on the property if the property were not exempt from taxation by the municipality.
Insurance Corporation of British Columbia 2013 Direction The BC government by OIC 152 amended Special Direction IC2 to the BCUC to promote greater stability and predictability in Basic insurance rates. ICBC 2013 Revenue Requirements Application
Insurance Corporation of British Columbia 2013 Direction The BC government by OIC 153 provided direction to ICBC with respect to Rate Smoothing approved by OIC 152. ICBC was directed to apply for a revised Basic Capital Management Plan that continues to protect the Solvency of Basic insurance while also improving ICBC’s ability to use Basic capital to promote more stable and predictable Basic rates. ICBC 2013 Revenue Requirements Application
Insurance Corporation of British Columbia 2013 Regulation The BC government by OIC 549 amended the Motor Vehicle Act Regulations by adding Division 30E respecting drivers’ licences and medical condition statement for compliance with international agreement.
Prescribed Public Utility 2013 Regulation The BC government by Ministerial Order M112 amended the Improvement Financing Regulation, that provides requirements and prescriptions for the financing program to be established by a prescribed utility to improve the energy efficiency of a building. MO M112 extended the duration of the financing program to January 1, 2015, relaxed the eligibility requirements for participation in the financing program, and effective January 1, 2014, expanded the geographic scope for the financing program BC Hydro must offer to Vancouver Island.
Public Utilities 2013 Exemption On the recommendation of the BCUC, the BC government by OIC 347 granted approval to the BCUC to exempt biogas and biomethane suppliers selling to a public utility from the requirements of Part 3 of the Utilities Commission Act (UCA), except for sections 42 and 43 but not including subsection 43(1)(b)(ii), and section 71 of the UCA, where the BCUC can review the supply contract under section 71 of the UCA. BCUC Inquiry into an Exemption for Biogas and Biomethane Suppliers
Public Utility 2013 Regulation The BC government by OIC 556 amended sections 1 and 2 of the Greenhouse Gas Reduction (Clean Energy) Regulation (GGRR) and repealed section 3 related to expiry of the GGRR. This resulted in, among other things, increases to limits on certain incentive funding and expenditures on compressed natural gas fueling stations and tanker truck load-outs.
BC Hydro and Power Authority 2012 Direction The BC government by OIC 035 amended Special Direction No. 10 (SD No. 10) to the BCUC by replacing BC Hydro’s planning standard from “critical” to “average water conditions”, repealing BC Hydro’s 3,000 GWh/year “insurance” requirements and adding a section respecting interim planning criteria related to certain BC Hydro projects. Specifically, the BCUC was directed to assume that BC Hydro requires the energy and capacity from the Ruskin Dam and Powerhouse Upgrade Project and the John Hart Generating Station Replacement Project, and the energy from the Conifex Mackenzie Power Project to meet it electricity supply obligations The impact of this amendment to SD No. 10 is that it allows BC Hydro to plan to meet provincial load with the use of BC Hydro’s Heritage Assets, when water is average, and not critical. This effectively means that a larger portion of BC Hydro’s load requirements will be met from its Heritage Assets. BC Hydro’s Heritage Assets have a lower cost associated with them BC Hydro Ruskin Dam and Powerhouse Upgrade Project CPCN Application
BC Hydro and Power Authority 2012 Regulation The BC government by OIC 036 amended the Electricity Self-Sufficiency Regulation issued under the Clean Energy Act by prescribing water conditions for the purposes of determining “heritage energy capability” as “average water conditions” (instead of “critical water conditions”, which the Regulation defines to mean “the average streams flows occurring within the BC Hydro’s historical records. The impact of this amendment is that it allows BC Hydro to plan to meet provincial load with the use of BC Hydro’s Heritage Assets, when water is average, and not critical. This effectively means that a larger portion of BC Hydro’s load requirements will be met from its Heritage Assets. BC Hydro’s Heritage Assets have a lower cost associated with them as a source of electricity. This OIC has far reaching implications as it requires the BCUC to consider how BC Hydro meets the objective of self-sufficiency when considering rates and CPCN applications, and energy supply contracts. BC Hydro Ruskin Dam and Powerhouse Upgrade Project CPCN Application
BC Hydro and Power Authority 2012 Regulation The BC government by OIC 036 amended the Electricity Self-Sufficiency Regulation issued under the Clean Energy Act by prescribing water conditions for the purposes of determining “heritage energy capability” as “average water conditions” (instead of “critical water conditions”, which the Regulation defines to mean “the average streams flows occurring within the BC Hydro’s historical records. The impact of this amendment is that it allows BC Hydro to plan to meet provincial load with the use of BC Hydro’s Heritage Assets, when water is average, and not critical. This effectively means that a larger portion of BC Hydro’s load requirements will be met from its Heritage Assets. BC Hydro’s Heritage Assets have a lower cost associated with them as a source of electricity. This OIC has far reaching implications as it requires the BCUC to consider how BC Hydro meets the objective of self-sufficiency when considering rates and CPCN applications, and energy supply contracts. BC Hydro John Hart Generating Station Replacement Project Application for a CPCN
BC Hydro and Power Authority 2012 Regulation The BC government by OIC 036 amended the Electricity Self-Sufficiency Regulation issued under the Clean Energy Act by prescribing water conditions for the purposes of determining “heritage energy capability” as “average water conditions” (instead of “critical water conditions”, which the Regulation defines to mean “the average streams flows occurring within the BC Hydro’s historical records. The impact of this amendment is that it allows BC Hydro to plan to meet provincial load with the use of BC Hydro’s Heritage Assets, when water is average, and not critical. This effectively means that a larger portion of BC Hydro’s load requirements will be met from its Heritage Assets. BC Hydro’s Heritage Assets have a lower cost associated with them as a source of electricity. This OIC has far reaching implications as it requires the BCUC to consider how BC Hydro meets the objective of self-sufficiency when considering rates and CPCN applications, and energy supply contracts. BC Hydro CPCN for the Dawson Creek/Chetwynd Area Transmission Project
BC Hydro and Power Authority 2012 Regulation The BC government by OIC 036 amended the Electricity Self-Sufficiency Regulation issued under the Clean Energy Act by prescribing water conditions for the purposes of determining “heritage energy capability” as “average water conditions” (instead of “critical water conditions”, which the Regulation defines to mean “the average streams flows occurring within the BC Hydro’s historical records. The impact of this amendment is that it allows BC Hydro to plan to meet provincial load with the use of BC Hydro’s Heritage Assets, when water is average, and not critical. This effectively means that a larger portion of BC Hydro’s load requirements will be met from its Heritage Assets. BC Hydro’s Heritage Assets have a lower cost associated with them as a source of electricity. This OIC has far reaching implications as it requires the BCUC to consider how BC Hydro meets the objective of self-sufficiency when considering rates and CPCN applications, and energy supply contracts. Site C Inquiry
BC Hydro and Power Authority 2012 Regulation The BC government by OIC 036 amended the Electricity Self-Sufficiency Regulation issued under the Clean Energy Act by prescribing water conditions for the purposes of determining “heritage energy capability” as “average water conditions” (instead of “critical water conditions”, which the Regulation defines to mean “the average streams flows occurring within the BC Hydro’s historical records. The impact of this amendment is that it allows BC Hydro to plan to meet provincial load with the use of BC Hydro’s Heritage Assets, when water is average, and not critical. This effectively means that a larger portion of BC Hydro’s load requirements will be met from its Heritage Assets. BC Hydro’s Heritage Assets have a lower cost associated with them as a source of electricity. This OIC has far reaching implications as it requires the BCUC to consider how BC Hydro meets the objective of self-sufficiency when considering rates and CPCN applications, and energy supply contracts.
BC Hydro and Power Authority 2012 Other The BC government in the Energy and Mines Statutes Amendment Act (Bill 30 – 2012) amended Section 1 (1) of the Clean Energy Act (CEA), S.B.C., 2010, c. 22 by changing the definition of BC Hydro’s “heritage assets” and Section 6 (2) of the CEA to state that BC Hydro must achieve electricity self-sufficiency by holding the rights to an amount of electricity that meet the electricity supply obligations solely from generating facilities in BC, assuming no more than the heritage energy capability without relying on Burrard Thermal.
BC Hydro and Power Authority 2012 Regulation The BC government by Ministerial Order M066 established the Community-Based Biomass Call Exemption Regulation, exempting from section 71 of the Utilities Commission Act BC Hydro and all project proponents who enter into an energy supply contract with BC Hydro with respect to the community-based biomass call for electricity in effect on the date this Regulation was made.
BC Hydro and Power Authority 2012 Direction The BC government by OIC 313 amended Heritage Special Direction HC2 to the BCUC by changing the definition of “trade income”. On March 5, 2014, the BC government by OIC 097 repealed Heritage Special Direction HC2. BC Hydro Application for F2012-F2014 Revenue Requirements
BC Hydro and Power Authority 2012 Direction The BC government by OIC 314 enacted Direction No. 3 to the BCUC, requiring the BCUC to issue final orders to BC Hydro as requested in BC Hydro’s Amended Revenue Requirements Application, filed on November 11, 2011, except for certain adjustments specifically noted in Direction No. 3. On February 14, 2019, the BC government by OIC 051 repealed Direction No. 3 to the BCUC. BC Hydro Application for F2012-2014 Revenue Requirements Application
BC Hydro and Power Authority 2012 Other The BC government by OIC 331 amended BC Hydro’s Pension Plan as set out in Amendment No. 2 of BC Hydro Pension Plan attached to the OIC.
BC Hydro and Power Authority 2012 Regulation The BC government by Ministerial Order M294 amended the Smart Grid and Smart Meters Regulation by changing the definition of “eligible premises” to mean “a building, structure or equipment of a BC Hydro customer if the building, structure or equipment is connected to the electric distribution system and has an electricity meter, but does not include a building, structure or equipment where it is impracticable for BC Hydro to install a smart meter.”
BC Hydro and Power Authority 2012 Direction The BC government by OIC 035 amended Special Direction No. 10 (SD No. 10) to the BCUC by replacing BC Hydro’s planning standard from “critical” to “average water conditions”, repealing BC Hydro’s 3,000 GWh/year “insurance” requirements and adding a section respecting interim planning criteria related to certain BC Hydro projects. Specifically, the BCUC was directed to assume that BC Hydro requires the energy and capacity from the Ruskin Dam and Powerhouse Upgrade Project and the John Hart Generating Station Replacement Project, and the energy from the Conifex Mackenzie Power Project to meet it electricity supply obligations The impact of this amendment to SD No. 10 is that it allows BC Hydro to plan to meet provincial load with the use of BC Hydro’s Heritage Assets, when water is average, and not critical. This effectively means that a larger portion of BC Hydro’s load requirements will be met from its Heritage Assets. BC Hydro’s Heritage Assets have a lower cost associated with them
BC Hydro and Power Authority 2012 Direction The BC government by OIC 035 amended Special Direction No. 10 (SD No. 10) to the BCUC by replacing BC Hydro’s planning standard from “critical” to “average water conditions”, repealing BC Hydro’s 3,000 GWh/year “insurance” requirements and adding a section respecting interim planning criteria related to certain BC Hydro projects. Specifically, the BCUC was directed to assume that BC Hydro requires the energy and capacity from the Ruskin Dam and Powerhouse Upgrade Project and the John Hart Generating Station Replacement Project, and the energy from the Conifex Mackenzie Power Project to meet it electricity supply obligations The impact of this amendment to SD No. 10 is that it allows BC Hydro to plan to meet provincial load with the use of BC Hydro’s Heritage Assets, when water is average, and not critical. This effectively means that a larger portion of BC Hydro’s load requirements will be met from its Heritage Assets. BC Hydro’s Heritage Assets have a lower cost associated with them BC Hydro F2020 to F2021 Revenue Requirements Application
BC Hydro and Power Authority 2012 Direction The BC government by OIC 035 amended Special Direction No. 10 (SD No. 10) to the BCUC by replacing BC Hydro’s planning standard from “critical” to “average water conditions”, repealing BC Hydro’s 3,000 GWh/year “insurance” requirements and adding a section respecting interim planning criteria related to certain BC Hydro projects. Specifically, the BCUC was directed to assume that BC Hydro requires the energy and capacity from the Ruskin Dam and Powerhouse Upgrade Project and the John Hart Generating Station Replacement Project, and the energy from the Conifex Mackenzie Power Project to meet it electricity supply obligations The impact of this amendment to SD No. 10 is that it allows BC Hydro to plan to meet provincial load with the use of BC Hydro’s Heritage Assets, when water is average, and not critical. This effectively means that a larger portion of BC Hydro’s load requirements will be met from its Heritage Assets. BC Hydro’s Heritage Assets have a lower cost associated with them BC Hydro F2017 to F2019 Revenue Requirements Application
BC Hydro and Power Authority 2012 Direction The BC government by OIC 035 amended Special Direction No. 10 (SD No. 10) to the BCUC by replacing BC Hydro’s planning standard from “critical” to “average water conditions”, repealing BC Hydro’s 3,000 GWh/year “insurance” requirements and adding a section respecting interim planning criteria related to certain BC Hydro projects. Specifically, the BCUC was directed to assume that BC Hydro requires the energy and capacity from the Ruskin Dam and Powerhouse Upgrade Project and the John Hart Generating Station Replacement Project, and the energy from the Conifex Mackenzie Power Project to meet it electricity supply obligations The impact of this amendment to SD No. 10 is that it allows BC Hydro to plan to meet provincial load with the use of BC Hydro’s Heritage Assets, when water is average, and not critical. This effectively means that a larger portion of BC Hydro’s load requirements will be met from its Heritage Assets. BC Hydro’s Heritage Assets have a lower cost associated with them BC Hydro CPCN for the Dawson Creek/Chetwynd Area Transmission Project
BC Hydro and Power Authority 2012 Direction The BC government by OIC 035 amended Special Direction No. 10 (SD No. 10) to the BCUC by replacing BC Hydro’s planning standard from “critical” to “average water conditions”, repealing BC Hydro’s 3,000 GWh/year “insurance” requirements and adding a section respecting interim planning criteria related to certain BC Hydro projects. Specifically, the BCUC was directed to assume that BC Hydro requires the energy and capacity from the Ruskin Dam and Powerhouse Upgrade Project and the John Hart Generating Station Replacement Project, and the energy from the Conifex Mackenzie Power Project to meet it electricity supply obligations The impact of this amendment to SD No. 10 is that it allows BC Hydro to plan to meet provincial load with the use of BC Hydro’s Heritage Assets, when water is average, and not critical. This effectively means that a larger portion of BC Hydro’s load requirements will be met from its Heritage Assets. BC Hydro’s Heritage Assets have a lower cost associated with them BC Hydro John Hart Generating Station Replacement Project Application for a CPCN
BC Utilities Commission 2012 Other The BC government by OIC 386 amended the definition of “spouse” in section 54(1) of the Utilities Commission Act.
BC Utilities Commission 2012 Regulation The BC government by OIC 491 ordered that the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Regulation, B.C. Reg. 323/93, is repealed and replaced by a new one.
BC Utilities Commission 2012 Regulation The BC government by OIC 572 enacted the British Columbia’s Energy Objectives Regulation to exempt from the requirement to generate at least 93% of the electricity in BC from clean or renewable resources the electricity needed to serve facilities that liquify natural gas for export (section 2 (c) of the Clean Energy Act).
BC Utilities Commission 2012 Other The BC government by OIC 731 brought into force certain sections of the Energy and Mines Statutes Amendment Act, 2012, respecting administrative penalties, and enacted the Administrative Penalties Regulation.
Cove Power Society 2012 Exemption On the recommendation of the BCUC, the BC Government by OIC 367 exempted Cove Power Society from Part 3 of the Utilities Commission Act, except for sections 23, 25, 38, 41, 42, 43, 44 and 57, once it completes the purchase of Bird’s Eye Cove Power’s electrical distribution facilities (utility assets) in Bird’s Eye Cove.
FortisBC Energy Inc. 2012 Regulation The BC government by OIC 295 established the Greenhouse Gas Reduction (Clean Energy) Regulation (GGRR), which introduced several prescribed undertakings for the purposes of section 18 of the Clean Energy Act.
FortisBC Energy Inc. 2012 Regulation The BC government by OIC 295 established the Greenhouse Gas Reduction (Clean Energy) Regulation (GGRR), which introduced several prescribed undertakings for the purposes of section 18 of the Clean Energy Act. FortisBC Energy Inc. Application for Approval of Rate Treatment of Expenditures under the Greenhouse Gas Reductions (Clean Energy) Regulation and Prudency Review of Incentives under the 2010 - 2011 Commercial NGV Demonstration Program
FortisBC Energy Inc. 2012 Regulation The BC government by OIC 295 established the Greenhouse Gas Reduction (Clean Energy) Regulation (GGRR), which introduced several prescribed undertakings for the purposes of section 18 of the Clean Energy Act. FortisBC Energy Inc. Inquiry regarding the Offering of Products and Services in Alternative Energy Solutions and Other New Initiatives
Insurance Corporation of British Columbia 2012 Other The BC government by OIC 335 ordered that if ICBC has property in a municipality, it must pay that municipality, in and for the year 2012, a grant of money equivalent to the sum of money that would be payable as real property and business tax if the property were not exempt from those taxes.
Insurance Corporation of British Columbia 2012 Direction The BC government by OIC 337 amended Special Direction IC2 to the BCUC respecting the payments that ICBC has agreed to make for 2012 and subsequent years under the agreement between the government and ICBC entitled “Traffic and Road Safety Law Enforcement Funding Memorandum of Understanding” dated April 1, 2012. ICBC 2013 Revenue Requirements Application
Insurance Corporation of British Columbia 2012 Direction The BC government by OIC 337 amended Special Direction IC2 to the BCUC respecting the payments that ICBC has agreed to make for 2012 and subsequent years under the agreement between the government and ICBC entitled “Traffic and Road Safety Law Enforcement Funding Memorandum of Understanding” dated April 1, 2012. ICBC 2014 Revenue Requirements Application
Insurance Corporation of British Columbia 2012 Regulation The BC government by OIC 786 amended the Motor Vehicle Act Regulation.
New Era Hydro Corporation 2012 Regulation The BC government by Ministerial Order M067 exempted New Era Hydro Corporation from Part 3 of the Utilities Commission Act (UCA), except for section 22, in respect of the sale of electricity generated at Fraser, B.C., to the Yukon Government, and rescinded a previous order dated December 13, 1989 exempting New Era Engineering Corporation from Part 3 of the UCA except for section 27, in respect of the same.
Overwaitea Companies 2012 Exemption On the recommendation of the BCUC, the BC Government by OIC 369 exempted the Overwaitea Food Group and Great Pacific Industries (the Overwaitea Companies) from Part 3 of the Utilities Commission Act for the purpose of resell of electricity to their tenants who have lease agreements of more than 5 years at two specific locations.
Person reselling electricity to telecom. provider 2012 Exemption On the recommendation of the BCUC, the BC Government by OIC 368 exempted the class of cases where a person, not otherwise a public utility, purchases electricity from a public utility and resells the electricity to a tenant who is a telecommunication service provider and leasing the person’s premises to operate and maintain telecommunications equipment for the purpose of carrying on business as a telecommunication service provider.
Prescribed Public Utility 2012 Regulation The BC government by Ministerial Order M163 enacted the Improvement Financing Regulation providing requirements and prescriptions for the financing program to be established by the prescribed public utilities to improve the energy efficiency of a building (BC Hydro and FortisBC Inc.). BC Hydro Power Smart Home Loan Pilot Program Application
Prescribed Public Utility 2012 Regulation The BC government by Ministerial Order M191 amended the Improvement Financing Regulation by adding FortisBC Energy Inc. as a prescribed public utility in addition to BC Hydro and FortisBC Inc. and changing the limit for the aggregate outstanding balances for FBC and FEI to $500,000 and $800,000 respectively, in respect of all financing agreements offered to improve the energy efficiency of a building. BC Hydro Power Smart Home Loan Pilot Program Application
Prescribed Public Utility 2012 Regulation The BC government by Ministerial Order M191 amended the Improvement Financing Regulation by adding FortisBC Energy Inc. as a prescribed public utility in addition to BC Hydro and FortisBC Inc. and changing the limit for the aggregate outstanding balances for FBC and FEI to $500,000 and $800,000 respectively, in respect of all financing agreements offered to improve the energy efficiency of a building. FortisBC Inc. and FortisBC Energy Inc. Application for Approval to Implement an On-Bill Financing Pilot Program in the South Okanagan Area
Prescribed Public Utility 2012 Regulation The BC government by Ministerial Order M163 enacted the Improvement Financing Regulation providing requirements and prescriptions for the financing program to be established by the prescribed public utilities to improve the energy efficiency of a building (BC Hydro and FortisBC Inc.). FortisBC Inc. and FortisBC Energy Inc. Application for Approval to Implement an On-Bill Financing Pilot Program in the South Okanagan Area
QCS ECA 0927 Development Ltd. 2012 Regulation The BC government by Ministerial Order M167 exempted QCS from Part 3 of the Utilities Commission Act, except for section 42, respecting the construction and operation of a transmission system from BC Hydro’s transmission system to the Encana compressor station and the provision of service respecting the transmission of electricity from BC Hydro’s transmission system to the Encana compressor station.
Quicksilver Resources Canada 2012 Exemption On the recommendation of the BCUC, the BC Government by OIC 370 exempted Quicksilver Resources Canada from Part 3 of the Utilities Commission Act in respect of the facilities it uses to transport or process natural gas for others.
BC Hydro and Power Authority 2011 Direction The BC government by OIC 020 amended Heritage Special Direction HC2 to the BCUC by changing the definition of “deemed equity”, adding a definition for “rate base” including a formula to calculate the rate base and by amending the definition of “trade income”. On March 5, 2014, the BC government by OIC 097 repealed Heritage Special Direction HC2. BC Hydro Application for F2012-F2014 Revenue Requirements
BC Hydro and Power Authority 2011 Regulation The BC government by Ministerial Order M338 amended the Exempt Projects, Programs, Contracts and Expenditures Regulation to include, as part of the Northwest Transmission Line for the purposes of sections 7 and 8 of the Clean Energy Act, the agreements dated November 2, 2011 between Coast Mountain Hydro Limited Partnership and BC Hydro related to the purchase and sale of electricity generated at the Mclymont Project and the Volcano Project.
BC Hydro and Power Authority 2011 Exemption On the recommendation of the BCUC, the BC government exempted the six Electricity Purchase Agreements (EPA) awarded by BC Hydro under the 2008 Standing Offer Program (SOP) from section 71 of the Utilities Commission Act: • Bear Hydro LP (Lower Bear Hydro) • Bear Hydro LP (Upper Bear Hydro) • Canoe Creek Hydro LP (Canoe Creek Hydro) • Cedar Road LFG Inc. (Cedar Road LFG) • Fitzsimmons Creek Hydro LP (Fitzsimmons Creek Hydro) • Synex Energy Resources Ltd. (Cypress Creek Hydro)
BC Hydro and Power Authority 2011 Regulation The BC government by Ministerial Order M167 repealed the Rate Comparison Regulation made in 2009 and enacted a new one where it describes the reporting requirements that must be followed by BC Hydro when comparing its residential, commercial and industrial customer rates to those of public utilities in at least 15 other North America jurisdictions.
BC Hydro F2020-F2021 Revenue Requirements Application
BC Hydro and Power Authority 2011 Regulation The BC government by Ministerial Order M167 repealed the Rate Comparison Regulation made in 2009 and enacted a new one where it describes the reporting requirements that must be followed by BC Hydro when comparing its residential, commercial and industrial customer rates to those of public utilities in at least 15 other North America jurisdictions. BC Hydro F2020-F2021 Revenue Requirements Application
BC Utilities Commission 2011 Direction The BC government by OIC 015 amended Special Direction No. 9 to the BCUC and directed the BCUC, when deciding whether the issue a certificate in respect of an electricity transmission project under section 46 (3) of the Utilities Commission Act, to consider the government’s objective of encouraging public utilities to develop adequate electricity transmission infrastructure to customers in a timely fashion. BC Hydro CPCN for the Dawson Creek/Chetwynd Area Transmission Project
EPCOR Water Development 2011 Exemption The BC government by OIC 507 exempted EPCOR Water Development (West) Inc. from the application of the Utilities Commission Act with respect to the provision of water service to the Whistler Sliding Centre owned and operated by Whistler 2010 Sports Legacies Society.
FortisBC Energy Inc. 2011 Regulation The BC government by Ministerial Order M335 amended the Demand-Side Measures Regulation to, among other things, modify the application of the total resource cost test for cost effectiveness to: i) Set the avoided cost of natural gas for a DSM measure as avoided capacity cost plus one half of BC Hydro’s long run marginal cost for electricity from clean or renewable resources, as defined in the CEA; and ii) Increase the benefits attributed to a DSM measure/DSM portfolio (other than a DSM measure for residents of low-income households) by a minimum of 15%, subject to certain exceptions. DSM measures which are not cost effective without the additional 15% adder may not make up more than 33% of an expenditure portfolio The FortisBC Energy Utilities 2012-2013 Revenue Requirements and Natural Gas Rates Application
Harrison Parties 2011 Regulation The BC government by Ministerial Order M350 enacted the Harrison Parties Exemption Regulation to exempt the Harrison Parties from Part 3 of the Utilities Commission Act in respect of the Harrison Hydro Transmission System and the provision of service respecting the transmission of electricity from the Cloudworks Projects to BC Hydro’s transmission system.
Insurance Corporation of British Columbia 2011 Other The BC government by OIC 185 ordered that if ICBC has property in a municipality, it must pay that municipality, in and for the year 2011, a grant of money equivalent to the sum of money that would be payable as real property and business tax if the property were not exempt from those taxes.
Insurance Corporation of British Columbia 2011 Direction The BC Government by OIC 560 provided direction to ICBC regarding its use of Basic capital to bring greater stability and predictability in universal compulsory vehicle (Basic) insurance rates. To do so, ICBC was directed to use the most recent quarter Basic insurance Minimum Capital Test (MCT) level to determine the Basic insurance revenue requirements, instead of the MCT at the end of the previous year, and to exclude any capital build provision in Basic insurance rates from February 1, 2012 to January 31, 2015 provided that Basic capital remains above the regulatory minimum. ICBC 2012 Revenue Requirements Application
Insurance Corporation of British Columbia 2011 Direction The BC Government by OIC 560 provided direction to ICBC regarding its use of Basic capital to bring greater stability and predictability in universal compulsory vehicle (Basic) insurance rates. To do so, ICBC was directed to use the most recent quarter Basic insurance Minimum Capital Test (MCT) level to determine the Basic insurance revenue requirements, instead of the MCT at the end of the previous year, and to exclude any capital build provision in Basic insurance rates from February 1, 2012 to January 31, 2015 provided that Basic capital remains above the regulatory minimum. ICBC 2013 Revenue Requirements Application
Public Utility 2011 Regulation The BC government by Ministerial Order M121 amended the Clean or Renewable Resource Regulation to add waste heat and waste hydrogen as resources that meet the definition of “clean or renewable resource” in the Clean Energy Act.
BC Hydro and Power Authority 2010 Regulation The BC government by Ministerial Order M284 ordered that the Exempt Projects, Programs, Contracts and Expenditures Regulation (Regulation) is made, under the authority of the Clean Energy Act (CEA). Under s. 7 of the CEA, BC Hydro is exempt from sections 45 to 47 and 71 of the Utilities Commission Act (Act) with respect to certain projects, programs, contracts and expenditures, including the Northwest Transmission Line (NTL) and agreements with pulp and paper customers. The Regulation provides further description of the NTL and agreements. Further, the Regulation exempts BC Hydro from section 44.2(2) of the Act with respect to incentive funding agreements with pulp and paper customers under which it may provide an incentive payment for energy efficiency projects to acquire, in aggregate, up to 200 GWh per year of energy savings.
BC Hydro and Power Authority 2010 Regulation The BC government by Ministerial Order M284 ordered that the Exempt Projects, Programs, Contracts and Expenditures Regulation (Regulation) is made, under the authority of the Clean Energy Act (CEA). Under s. 7 of the CEA, BC Hydro is exempt from sections 45 to 47 and 71 of the Utilities Commission Act (Act) with respect to certain projects, programs, contracts and expenditures, including the Northwest Transmission Line (NTL) and agreements with pulp and paper customers. The Regulation provides further description of the NTL and agreements. Further, the Regulation exempts BC Hydro from section 44.2(2) of the Act with respect to incentive funding agreements with pulp and paper customers under which it may provide an incentive payment for energy efficiency projects to acquire, in aggregate, up to 200 GWh per year of energy savings.
BC Hydro and Power Authority 2010 Direction The BC government by Order in Council 284 ordered that Direction No. 2 to the BCUC in respect of BC Hydro’ reliance on Burrard Thermal is repealed.
BC Hydro and Power Authority 2010 Regulation The BC government by Order in Council 694 made the Electricity Self-Sufficiency Regulation under the Clean Energy Act (CEA) whereby BC Hydro’s is directed: • To use its mid-level forecasts of energy requirements and peak load for the purposes of meeting its “electricity supply obligations” under section 6(1) of the CEA; and • To use “critical water conditions” for the purposes of the definition of “heritage energy capability” under section 6(1) of the CEA.
BC Hydro and Power Authority 2010 Regulation The BC government by Ministerial Order M314 made the Authorization for Burrard Thermal Electricity Regulation under the Clean Energy Act, authorizing BC Hydro to rely or plan to rely on Burrard Thermal for no more than 900 MW of capacity and to operate it only when it is satisfied that all of its other sources of electricity in BC are or will be unable to meet its customers’ electricity needs.
BC Hydro and Power Authority 2010 Regulation The BC government by Order in Council 697 increased the maximum nameplate capacity from 10 MW to 15 MW for the purposes of section 15 (Standing Offer Program) of the Clean Energy Act.
BC Hydro and Power Authority 2010 Regulation The BC government by Ministerial Order M361 made the Smart Meters and Smart Grid Regulation under the Clean Energy Act, wherein it describes the prescribed requirements of a smart meter, directs BC Hydro to install a smart meter and related equipment for each eligible premise by the end of 2012, to establish a program to install and put into operation a smart grid by the end of 2015 and to integrate the operation of the smart grid with BC Hydro’s other operations.
BC Hydro and Power Authority 2010 Regulation The BC government by Ministerial Order M361 made the Smart Meters and Smart Grid Regulation under the Clean Energy Act, wherein it describes the prescribed requirements of a smart meter, directs BC Hydro to install a smart meter and related equipment for each eligible premise by the end of 2012, to establish a program to install and put into operation a smart grid by the end of 2015 and to integrate the operation of the smart grid with BC Hydro’s other operations. BC Hydro’s Smart Metering and Infrastructure Regulatory Account – F2011 Expenditures Application
Boralex Ocean Falls Limited Partnership 2010 Exemption On the recommendation of the BCUC, the BC government by Order in Council 062 exempted Boralex Ocean Falls Limited Partnership from the application of the Utilities Commission Act, except for sections 25, 38, 41, 99 and 117. Application for approval of the sale and disposition of utility assets of Central Coast Power Corporation to Boralex Ocean Falls Limited Partnership
Columbia Power Corporation & Columbia Basin Trust 2010 Regulation The BC government by Ministerial Order M230 repealed Minister’s Order M22-0001 dated October 3, 2000 and made the Columbia Power Corporation/Columbia Basin Trust (CPC/CBT) Projects Exemption Continuation Regulation which exempts: • CPC/CBT from Part 3 and section 71 of the Utilities Commission Act (UCA) in respect of the sale, purchase or production of CPC/CBT power service; • CPC/CBT from Part 3 and section 71 of the UCA in respect of CPC/CBT Projects; • Persons, other than CPC/CBT and any other person having a financial interest in the Waneta Expansion Project, are exempt from section 71 of the UCA in respect of energy supply contracts for the purchase of CPC/CBT power service; and • Cominco is exempt from section 71 of the UCA in respect of energy supply contracts with CPC/CBT for the production and sale of Waneta Upgrade power service.
Columbia Power Corporation & Columbia Basin Trust 2010 Regulation The BC government by Ministerial Order M231 amended the CPC/CBT Projects Exemption Continuation Regulation by adding the definition of “affiliate”.
Common carrier 2010 Regulation The BC government by Order in Council 593 made the Energy Resources Regulation under the Utilities Commission Act (UCA) whereby it prescribes the types of energy resources for the purposes of section 65(2)(a)(ii) of the UCA in respect of common carriers. The prescribed energy resources are: • Petroleum, as defined in the Petroleum and Natural Gas Act; • Liquid hydrocarbons; and • Petroleum products.
Insurance Corporation of British Columbia 2010 Direction The BC government by OIC 222 authorized ICBC to undertake the Transformation Program at an estimated cost of $400 million. While all costs of this program would typically be allocated between optional and Basic automobile insurance based on the BCUC-approved methodology, ICBC was directed to use optional automobile insurance capital available to also cover the portion of those costs that would otherwise be allocated to Basic automobile insurance, in respect of certain Optional-Funded Transformation Program Costs. ICBC 2010 Streamlined Revenue Requirements Application
Insurance Corporation of British Columbia 2010 Direction The BC government by Order in Council 223 ordered ICBC to make a $300 million payment to the government from ICBC’s optional capital available before July 1, 2010 and also ordered ICBC for each year including 2010, to disclose as a liability payable to government the excess optional capital available and pay that amount to government each year. ICBC 2010 Streamlined Revenue Requirements Application
Insurance Corporation of British Columbia 2010 Direction The BC government by Order in Council 224 amended the Special Direction IC2 to the BCUC to direct that rates for ICBC Basic Insurance will be set in a manner that will allow ICBC to maintain capital available for its Basic Insurance equal to at least 100% of the Minimum Capital Test. OIC 224 also amended Special Direction IC2 to the BCUC respecting the payments that ICBC has agreed to make for 2010 and subsequent years under the agreement between the government and ICBC entitled “Traffic and Road Safety Law Enforcement Funding Memorandum of Understanding” dated January 1, 2010. ICBC 2010 Streamlined Revenue Requirements Application
Insurance Corporation of British Columbia 2010 Direction The BC government by Order in Council 287 provided direction to ICBC with respect to the conditions under which Basic Insurance capital in excess of the management target for the Minimum Capital Test (MCT) can be released, in order to enhance the effectiveness of the Capital Management Plan and promote stable and predictable rates. ICBC 2010 Streamlined Revenue Requirements Application
Insurance Corporation of British Columbia 2010 Other The BC government by OIC 305 ordered that if ICBC has property in a municipality, it must pay that municipality, in and for the year 2010, a grant of money equivalent to the sum of money that would be payable as real property and business tax if the property were not exempt from those taxes.
Insurance Corporation of British Columbia 2010 Regulation The BC government by Order in Council 500 amended the Motor Vehicle Act Regulations.
Insurance Corporation of British Columbia 2010 Regulation The BC government by Order in Council 821 amended the Motor Vehicle Act Regulations.
Public Utility 2010 Regulation The BC government by Ministerial Order M277 established the Clean or Renewable Resource Regulation to add biogenic waste as a prescribed resource for the purpose of the definition of “clean or renewable resource” in section 1(1) of the Clean Energy Act.

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