Electrical Rates

New Rates Effective April 9, 2018

Residential Rates-Bi-Monthly

  • Basic Charge $15.98 per period
  • All kWh per period are billed at 10.36 cents per kWh

Small Commercial Rates Urban- Bi-Monthly

  • Basic Charge $36.63 per period
  • All kWh per period are billed at 11.80 cents per kWh

Small Commercial Rates Rural- Bi-Monthly

  • Basic Charge $37.75 per period
  • All kWh per period are billed at 12.16 cents per kWh

Complete List of Service Descriptions & Rates

For a complete list of Service Descriptions and Rates, view the 2018 Hydro Rates (PDF).

New rates proposed for 2019 

The 1.5% urban interim rate increase on Monday, April 1 will result in an effective rate increase of approximately 1.036% for the calendar year.

The 2.94% rural interim rate increase on Monday, April 1 will result in an effective rate increase of approximately 2.03% for the calendar year.

Nelson City Council has agreed upon the increases for the urban customers, and this motion passed the first three readings of the bylaw on January 7, 2019. We have submitted an application to the British Columbia Utility Commission (BCUC) seeking approvals to pertain solely to Nelson Hydro’s rural customers. It will return to City Council for final consideration once the British Columbia Utility Commission (BCUC) hearing is complete.  A complete list of service descriptions and rates for 2019 will be posted on this web page at that time.