Interveners actively participate in a proceeding, which can include submitting questions and arguments and/or evidence on matters that are within the scope of the proceeding.
Interveners can be individuals, organizations, companies, or groups. If you would like to join one or more of these groups to be represented by them, please click on the provided links to contact them or to contact the BCUC for their information.
The AMPC is a registered not-for-profit society whose members are major industrial electricity consumers in BC. They represent members’ interests concerning electricity regulatory and policy issues arising with respect to electricity supply within BC, specifically, reliability, security of supply and electricity rates and tariffs.
BCOAPO et al. is a group of community‐based organizations that represent a diverse cross-section of residential energy utility ratepayers within BC. Their interventions focus on the best interests of the residential ratepayer group as a class, while taking into consideration the impacts of proposed rates, rate structures, and projects on the most economically vulnerable among them: the low- and fixed-income residents of BC. For representation, please contact the BC Public Interest Advocacy Centre , as they represent these groups in BCUC proceedings.
BCSEA collaborates with governments, industry, universities and other institutions, other non-governmental organizations, and citizens to put in place the conditions needed to accelerate the province’s transition to a lower-carbon economy. BCSEA represents sustainable energy values.
CEBC promotes and supports the growth of BC’s Clean Energy industry and aims to improve the regulatory and economic environments for clean energy production in BC.
CEC is composed of members from a commercial class of customers of BC Hydro, which is a significant portion of BC Hydro's rate base.
The ICG represents customers that will participate in Demand Side Management (DSM) programs, assuming the programs are fair and reasonable. DSM refers to actions designed to manage energy consumption with the aim of reducing the cost of supplying energy.
IRG members comprise fruit, vegetable, and forage crop producers in the interior region of BC. Their operations depend upon reliable electrical service from FortisBC to power the pumps required for irrigation and their specialized equipment connects to FortisBC’s electric system in relatively remote rural areas.
MoveUP represents more than 12,000 union members at public and private sector companies in Western Canada. Many of these professional employees work in the industries that the BCUC regulates, including electricity, hydro, natural gas, and basic compulsory insurance.
NIARG consists of the Heiltsuk Tribal Council, Shearwater Marine Limited, and Gitga’at First Nation. These entities are ratepayers situated in BC Hydro’s Bella Bella Zone IB (including Residential, Small General Service, Large Commercial and Street Lighting classes).
RCIA is an entity with a primary mandate of vigilantly representing residential ratepayers in BCUC matters, including related public proceedings and hearings, in a manner that protects the interests of residential ratepayer groups.
TREAD represents a group of ICBC customers concerned by compulsory automobile insurance rates in BC, and the inequity of unreasonably low rates for bad drivers whose behaviours disproportionately drive up automobile insurance rates relative to the unreasonably high rates for better drivers.
You must demonstrate that you, or the people you represent, are directly affected by a BCUC proceeding. Or that you have experience, information, or expertise related to a proceeding that would help the BCUC in its review.
To apply for Intervener status in a BCUC proceeding, please complete a Request to Intervene form. Requests should be submitted by the deadline listed in the proceeding’s regulatory timetable.
Requests for Intervener status are reviewed by the proceeding’s panel of Commissioners. The Commissioners review the requests and grant or deny intervener status.
A panel of BCUC Commissioners, who are appointed to the proceeding, will decide whether Participant Cost Awards (PCA) are available for the proceeding. If PCA is available, eligible participants can submit PCA requests to the BCUC at the end of the proceeding, within five (5) business days of the final order or report being issued.
A participant from an Indigenous group may make a claim for a cost award in a proceeding for relevant matters regarding section 35 of the Constitution Act, 1982. These claims may include costs for community consultations and for roles specific to Indigenous peoples, such as traditional knowledge experts and elders. In determining a cost award, the BCUC may take into consideration any funding received by the Indigenous group from other sources.
The panel will review PCA requests and determine the amount awarded. Part VI of the BCUC’s Rules of Practice and Procedure contains the PCA Rules. For proceedings that started before June 30, 2022, the cost award process will follow Participant Assistance/Cost Awards (PACA) Guidelines, unless otherwise determined by the BCUC.