How would this impact my hydro bill?

If the BCUC application is approved, rural residential customer rates would be increased by 5.72% on September 1, 2021, September 1, 2022, and September 1, 2023.

With the full phase-in of rates, the typical rural residential customer’s power bill would be approximately 4.4% lower than the 2020 FortisBC rate. FortisBC has typically had higher rate increases than Nelson Hydro so the rural residential rate should be even lower after the three-year phase-in.

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1. What is the General Rate Increase proposed for 2021?
2. Why is the General Rate Increase done in April?
3. What is COSA and the Nelson Hydro Cost of Service and Rate Design Application?
4. What are the rural rate increases being proposed as a result of the COSA?
5. Why does electricity cost more for rural customers?
6. How would this impact my hydro bill?
7. How much will my bill be?
8. How are rates set?
9. Can I reduce my power bill?
10. How do our rates compare with our neighbours?
11. What are the benefits of a city-owned utility?
12. What about the proposed rate of return? How do you benefit?
13. How have rural rates compared to city rates over time?