In re 2012-2013 Revenue Requirements and Rates In the Matter of the FortisBC Energy Utilities (2012 Carswell BC 1061)

Year opened: 2012
Status: Decided
Jurisdiction: Canada
Principle law(s): Greenhouse Gas Reduction Targets Act 2007
Mitigation/adaptation: Mitigation


FortisBC Energy Utilities (FEU) applied for approval of its 2012-2013 Revenue Requirements, including $64.5 million for Energy Efficiency and Conservation expenditures. The Application was filed and reviewed during a period of significant and continuing change in terms of BC Government Energy Policy and Regulation with respect to the Clean Energy Act. A portion of the funds requested were for the purpose of meeting British Columbia’s energy objectives through the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. BC policy relevant to FEU’s funding requests were the 2007 Greenhouse Gas Reduction Targets Act and the 2008 Carbon Tax Act. While not approving all of the requests of the FEU, the Commission Panel has approved much of what has been applied for. The Commission determined, in particular, that ratepayer cost should not be mitigated for planned alternative energy sources which are not implemented.

Core objective(s): Sought approval of 2012-2013 Revenue Requirements
Side A: FortisBC Energy Utilities (Corporation)
Side B: British Columbia Utilities Commission (Government)
  • Some, though not all, Revenue Requirements approved (Utilities Commission of British Columbia)
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