One of the ways to participate in the BCUC’s activities is to become an Intervener.

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.

Current Intervener Groups

Interveners can be individuals, organizations, companies, or groups. If you would like to join these groups to be represented by them, please visit their website or contact the BCUC for their information.

AMPC is a registered not-for-profit society whose members are major industrial electricity consumers in BC. AMPC often participates in BCUC proceedings regarding BC Hydro. Learn more at

BCOAPO et al. is a coalition of community-based organizations with a focus on the interests of low and fixed-income residents in BC. BCOAPO et al. may represent other groups such as British Columbia Old Age Pensioners' Organization, Active Support Against Poverty, Disability Alliance BC, Council of Senior Citizens' Organizations of BC, Tenants Resource and Advisory Centre, and Together Against Poverty Society. To learn more visit

BCSEA is a network of individuals supporting sustainable energy policy, innovation, and education in BC. Learn more at

CEBC is an industry association that seeks to promote the growth of BC's clean energy industry. Learn more at

The CEC is composed of members which are from the commercial class customers in the regulated entities of the BCUC.

The ICG represents industrial customers from the forest products sector in FortisBC Inc.'s (electric) service territory. Current members of the ICG include Mercer International Inc. (Celgar), Porcupine Wood Products Ltd, and ATCO Wood Products Ltd.

MoveUP represents more than 14,000 union members at public and private sector companies in Western Canada. MoveUp represents union professionals in many industries, including the entities regulated by the BCUC (i.e. BC Hydro, FortisBC, ICBC). Learn more about MoveUp at

NIARG consists of the Heiltsuk Tribal Council, Shearwater Marine Limited, and Gitga't 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).

The RCIA represents the varied interests of residential ratepayers in BCUC proceedings and hearings. The RCIA's primary goal is to ensure the safety and reliability of energy utility services, and that the residential ratepayers and the public interest are adequately represented in BCUC proceedings because BCUC decisions will affect the rates residential consumers pay. Learn more about RCIA at

The ZoneIIRPG consists of Kwadacha Nation and Tsay Keh Dene Nation, two First Nation communities located in BC Hydro's Zone II non-integrated area. These remote off-grid communities take electricity service from BC Hydro under Zone II rates.


How do I become an Intervener?

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.


Where can I apply?

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.


What is the approval process?

Requests for Intervener status are reviewed by the proceeding’s panel of Commissioners. The Commissioners review the requests and grant or deny intervener status.

Participant Cost Awards

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.

Apply for Intervener Status

Share your input and feedback with the BCUC and actively participate in our processes by becoming an Intervener.

Apply here