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 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?