What are the benefits of a city-owned utility?

Nelson Hydro was established in 1892 and expanded to service rural area customers in 1922. 

Revenue and profits go directly back to the City of Nelson to provide safe, reliable electricity at a lower cost than the alternative of FortisBC. It also funds ongoing capital improvements such as the construction of the submarine cable connection for Harrop and at Lakeside to the Northshore, and into those many services that both rural and city residents enjoy such as parks, arts, and heritage street lights in the downtown.

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1. What is a COSA?
2. How are rates set?
3. What are the benefits of a city-owned utility?
4. Why does electricity cost more for rural customers?
5. How much will my bill be?
6. Can I reduce my power bill?
7. How do our rates compare with our neighbours?
8. What about the proposed rate of return? How do you benefit?
9. How have rural rates compared to city rates over time?