‘Slow-Motion Disaster’: As Canada’s New Hydro Dams Spiral Out of Control, Who’s Overseeing Site …

As soon as the B.C. Utilities Commission completed a fast-tracked review of the Site C project last November, the door slammed shut on public access to detailed information about the $10.7 billion project on the Peace River in northeast B.C.. Normally, the independent utilities commission — acting in …

Cheaper heating gas? FortisBC LNG plans for Revelstoke on hold, but BCUC rate parity …

The cost of propane could go down for Revelstoke propane users, but only if FortisBC decides to take a price matching plan to the B.C. Utilities Commission, and also if the provincial utilities regulator accepts the plan. FortisBC says it’s working on a rollout commodity charge that would result in lower gas …

Canada: BC Hydro Freezes Issuance Of New Epas; SOP And Micro-SOP To Remain On Hold …

The BC government’s review of BC Hydro comes after a decision of the independent British Columbia Utilities Commission (“BCUC”) earlier this month where the BCUC rejected BC Hydro’s request, following a direction from the BC government, to freeze BC Hydro’s electricity rates this year. Instead, the …

BC Hydro Freezes Issuance of New EPAs; SOP and Micro-SOP to Remain On Hold Pending …

The BC government’s review of BC Hydro comes after a decision of the independent British Columbia Utilities Commission (“BCUC”) earlier this month where the BCUC rejected BC Hydro’s request, following a direction from the BC government, to freeze BC Hydro’s electricity rates this year. Instead, the …

Capstone and shÃshálh Nation announce a new long-term EPA with BC Hydro for the Sechelt …

The EPA is subject to the approval of the British Columbia Utilities Commission.About Capstone Infrastructure CorporationCapstone’s mission is to provide investors with an attractive total return from responsibly managed long-term investments in power generation in North America. The company’s …

Rita Wong: Connecting the dots between the BC budget and a solidarity economy

It is disturbing that B.C. would not respect an old (signed in 1899) treaty like Treaty 8 and would, instead, wilfully violate Indigenous people’s rights to hunt and fish when the B.C. Utilities Commission has identified better or equivalent options that B.C. has in order to generate renewable power. The Treaty …

Government meddling puts confidence in BC Utilities Commission independence at risk: auditor …

Public confidence in the BC Utilities Commission (BCUC) as a public watchdog could be eroded, if the provincial government does not stop meddling with its decisions and direction and excluding it from key major project reviews, a new report from B.C.’s auditor general suggests. In a review of the …

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