How much will my bill be?

Rates for our customers vary, depending on their use. For example, homes that have access to natural gas for heating would pay less for hydro and more for gas.

Based on an average use of 850 kWh/month, a typical rural customer’s annual Nelson Hydro bill was $1,179 in 2019 a or $98 per month. In 2023, this same customer’s bill would be $1,393 or $116 per month. In 2023, the typical customer would pay less than $4 per day for all of their electrical use.

Once the COSA recommendations for the city residents are also implemented, the city electrical rates will reflect where they had been historically, which is 6% less than the rural area.

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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?