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As Hydro Rates Climb, an Idea to Reduce Bills for Low-income Folks

As Hydro Rates Climb, an Idea to Reduce Bills for Low-income Folks Advocates pitch affordability program, but minister insists rates are modest. February 27, 2016 | Andrew MacLeod | TheTyee Link to original With electricity rates continuing to spiral upwards, an advocacy organization is pushing to have BC Hydro adopt measuresRead more

Increasing BC Hydro rates drive request for an electricity affordability program for BC’s poor

Increasing BC Hydro rates drive request for an electricity affordability program for BC’s poor Erin Pritchard | BCPIAC Original article published on ClickLaw Blog In September 2015, BC Hydro filed a Rate Design Application (RDA) with the BC Utilities Commission (Commission). This means the Commission, BC Hydro and stakeholders willRead more

BC Utilities Commission orders reduction of BC Hydro’s Minimum Reconnection Charge (MRC) starting December 1, 2015

BC Utilities Commission orders reduction of BC Hydro’s Minimum Reconnection Charge (MRC) starting December 1, 2015 The BC Utilities Commission has just ordered that BC Hydro’s Minimum Reconnection Charge (MRC) of $125.00 plus GST be reduced to $30 on an interim basis, starting on December 1, 2015. BC Hydro had requested thatRead more

New Ontario program helps low income ontarians with electricity bills

New Ontario program helps low income ontarians with electricity bills November 2, 2015 | Ontario Energy Board Link to Ontario Energy Board Press Release Ontario Energy Board Ontario Energy Board released an announcement introducing a new program to help low income residential customers to make electricity more affordable. See the pressRead more

Increasing BC Hydro rates drive request for an electricity affordability program

Increasing BC Hydro rates drive request for an electricity affordability program for BC’s poor For Immediate Release | BCPIAC Legal advocacy group, the BC Public Interest Advocacy Centre (BCPIAC) will ask the BC Utilities Commission (BCUC) to implement an electricity affordability program for BC Hydro’s 160,000 low income residential customers.Read more