How do our rates compare with our neighbours?

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

And the end of the three-year phase-in period, rural residential rates are projected to be approximately 6% higher than city residential rates which are in line with the differences in the cost to service the rural areas that have historically existed.

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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?