Electricity rates

On January 1, 2020 FortisBC electric rates are increasing by one per cent on an interim basis. The last FortisBC rate change took place in 2017.

Residential and some commercial customers may see additional changes to rates as we continue to return to single, flat rates as part of our approved rate design application.

Residential rates

Bi-monthly residential service:

  • Customer Charge $34.56 based on 60 day billing period.
  • First 1,600 kWh are billed @ 10.799¢ per kWh.
  • Additional kWh are billed @ 14.320¢ per kWh.

Commercial rates

Small commercial service:

This rate is for non-residential customers whose electrical demand is generally not more than 40 kW and can be supplied through one meter.

  • Customer Charge $46.46 for a 60 day billing period.
  • All kWh are billed @ 10.1¢ per kWh.

Commercial service:

This rate is for non-residential customers whose electrical demand is generally greater than 40 kW but less than 500 kW and can be supplied through one meter.

  • Customer Charge $41.92 based on 30 day billing period.
  • Demand Charge of $10.52 per kW of billing demand above 40 kW
  • First 8000 kWh are billed @ 7.497¢ per kWh.
  • Balance of kWh are billed @ 7.084¢ per kWh.

The majority of FortisBC’s customers are classified under the rate listings above. However, FortisBC has a number of other rate classifications. If you would like to read a complete listing of all FortisBC Rates and terms and conditions for Service, please review FortisBC's Electric Tariff.

The above rates are subject to a 1.5% late payment charge.