The BCUC is responsible for setting energy utility rates for customers in British Columbia (BC), under the Utilities Commission Act.

We set just and reasonable rates and allow utilities the opportunity to earn a fair return on invested capital. See our Setting Utility Rates fact sheet to learn more.

BC Hydro Electricity Rates

BC Hydro provides electricity service to customers across BC, except for a section of southern BC and in the cities of New Westminster, Penticton, and Nelson. The billing period is typically every two months for residential customers. Current rates for residential customers, as of October 1, 2023, are:

  • Basic charge = $0.2117 per day
  • Step 1 energy charge (first 1376 kilowatt hours (kWh))1 = $0.0975/kWh
  • Step 2 energy charge (every kWh over 1376) = $0.1408/kWh

1 Based on 62 days billing period.



FortisBC Inc. Electricity Rates

FortisBC Inc. provides electricity to customers in a section of southern BC. Customers choose to be billed monthly or bi-monthly. Current rates for residential customers, as of October 1, 2023, are:

  • Customer charge = $42.42 per two-month period
  • Energy charge = $0.13266/kWh


FortisBC Energy Inc. Natural Gas Rates

FortisBC Energy Inc. provides natural gas to customers in parts of BC, including the east coast of Vancouver Island, Metro Vancouver, southern BC, and sections of northern BC. Current rates for residential customers, as of October 1, 2023, are:

  • Basic charge = $0.4216 per day
  • Delivery charge = $5.933/GJ
  • Gas storage and transport charge = $1.134/GJ
  • Gas commodity charge = $2.230/GJ


Pacific Northern Gas Natural Gas Rates

PNG provides natural gas to customers in northern BC. Current rates for residential customers, as of October 1, 2023, are:

Charge West Dawson Creek Fort St. John Tumbler Ridge
Basic charge (per month) $11.49 $7.52 $7.52 $9.26
Delivery charge $12.814/GJ $5.960/GJ $6.158/GJ $11.288/GJ
Commodity charge $3.400/GJ $2.740/GJ $2.740/GJ $3.181/GJ

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Last Updated October 26, 2023

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