Rates

July 2019

On April 2, 2019, the BC Utilities Commission (BCUC) approved FortisBC's request to keep the 2018 rates in effect for 2019. The last FortisBC rate change took place in 2017.

While this keeps rates the same for many customers, some customers may experience rate changes beginning July 1, 2019 as we begin to return to single, flat rates and make other changes recently approved in our rate design application.

Residential rates

Bi-monthly residential service:

  • Customer Charge $33.16 based on 60 day billing period.
  • First 1,600 kWh are billed @ 10.394¢ per kWh.
  • Additional kWh are billed @ 14.915¢ 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 $46.00 for a 60 day billing period.
  • All kWh are billed @ 10¢ 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 $28.99 based on 30 day billing period.
  • Demand Charge of $9.50 per kW of billing demand above 40 kW
  • First 8000 kWh are billed @ 8.026¢ per kWh.
  • Balance of kWh are billed @ 7.086¢ 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.