While the BCUC’s work is focused on British Columbia, we create and foster connections with fellow regulators in Canada, North America, and around the world. The BCUC values sharing best practices with our global colleagues to learn from fellow regulators and keep up to date with changes in regulatory oversight.
These groups, listed below, contribute to the development of the energy and automobile regulation sector. The BCUC also has Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs) to capture our relationship with additional organizations.
The BCUC is a member of Access to Justice, Triple Aim, which is a collaboration of individuals and organizations committed to improving access to justice in British Columbia.
CAMPUT is a non-profit made up of Canadian federal, provincial, and territorial regulatory boards and commissions, who are responsible for the regulation of the electric, water, gas, and pipeline utilities in Canada. CAMPUT seeks to improve public utility regulation and the education and training of commissioners and staff of public utility tribunals.
David Morton, BCUC Chair and CEO, was elected to Chair of CAMPUT for the 2021/2022 year. The BCUC is also member of the Board, serves on the Education, Accounting and Finance, Mandatory Reliability Standards and Program committees, and actively participates in events and training.
This non-profit organization represents the US state public service commissions, which regulate utilities that provide essential services such as energy, telecommunications, power, water, and transportation.
The BCUC is a member of NARUC through CAMPUT. David Morton, BCUC Chair and CEO, serves as a Co-Vice Chair of the Subcommittee on International Relations and as Co-Lead Commission for NARUC’s Papua New Guinea initiative. For more information about this initiative, visit NARUC's website.
The Positive Energy Project is where academic researchers and senior decision-makers from industry, government, Indigenous communities, local communities, and environmental organizations determine how to strengthen public confidence in energy decision-making. The BCUC is a proud supporter of this project and a member of the Advisory Committee.
ICER is a voluntary body, made up of more than 200 regulatory authorities from around the
world. Its main goal is to improve public and policy-maker awareness and understanding of
energy regulation and its role in addressing a wide spectrum of socio-economic, environmental
and market issues.
David Morton, BCUC Chair and CEO, is the Co-Vice Chair of ICER. ICER develops program content for WFER, taking place in 2022.
WFER is the leading international conference on energy regulation, held only once every three years. Key energy industry players, high-level policymakers, academics and regulators from all over the world gather here to engage in strategic and meaningful conversations.
In addition to the above organizations, the BCUC has memorandums of understanding (MOU) with the following groups to outline our cooperative relationship:
The EAO is a neutral regulatory agency within the BC government that manages environmental assessments. When a major project is proposed in BC, it must undergo an environmental assessment.
The CER is Canada’s federal energy regulatory body. The CER works to keep energy moving safely and efficiently through Canada’s pipelines and powerlines.
Formerly, the Ministry of Energy and Mines, this Ministry of the BC government is responsible for BC’s electricity, alternative energy, mining and petroleum resource sectors and supports work to meet BC’s greenhouse gas reduction targets.
NERC is a not-for-profit international regulatory authority whose mission is to assure the effective and efficient reduction of risks to the reliability and security of the grid. They recently conducted an assessment of the 2020 bulk power system performance in their 2021 State of Reliability Report.
This independent, self-funded organization oversees the safe installation and operation of technical systems and equipment across BC. They issue permits, licences, certifications, and work with industry to reduce safety risks.
WECC exists to assure a reliable Bulk Electric System in the geographic area known as the Western Interconnection.