Our electricity utility
The British Columbia Utilities Commission (BCUC) is responsible for regulating utility service to ensure customers receive safe, reliable energy at fair rates from the utility service provider. The BCUC balances that responsibility with the need to ensure that the utility service providers are afforded a reasonable opportunity to earn a fair return on their investments in the utilities assets and infrastructure.
The BCUC is an independent agency of the Government of British Columbia is governed by and administers the Utilities Commission Act which grants the BCUC its authority to regulate the utility companies providing service to customers. When exercising its duty and authority, the BCUC considers all relevant legislation and regulations, as well as government policies and the business environment of the regulated companies.