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Your electricity rate

​As of January 1, 2018

On November 30, 2017, the BC Utilities Commission (BCUC) approved FortisBC's request to keep the 2017 rates in effect as the interim rates pending a decision on permanent 2018 rates, and this means customers will see no change to their electricity rates in January.

FortisBC has applied to the BCUC for a rate increase of 0.17 per cent for 2018 and this amount is now under regulatory review. This year's low rate increase reflects FortisBC's success in reducing costs in its operations while also making necessary system improvements and long-term investments.

Understanding your bill

Every month you get a bill showing you how much electricity you’ve used. The amount you pay on your bill provides you with electricity 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, and helps us recover costs of distributing electricity to you.
In addition, it helps us address the rising costs of electricity and supports the necessary investments into the electricity grid that serves you and approximately 167,500 customers in BC’s Southern Interior safely and reliably.  

Your bill is composed of these charges:

  • basic charge that pays for:
    • your meter
    • maintaining infrastructure
    • billing costs
  • energy used during your billing period
  • view a sample bill