RDOS registers for interested party status over electrical rates issue
By Steve Arstad
The Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen is spreading the message regarding B.C. Utility Commission's request for comments about the residential conservation electrical rate.
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August 20, 2016 - 11:30 AM
PENTICTON - The regional district is helping to spread the message regarding an opportunity for area residents to make comments on Fortis' electrical residential conservation rate.
Manger of Legislative Services Christy Malden said at the Aug. 18 regional board meeting the RDOS received notice of the British Columbia Utilities Commission request for comment and has forwarded it to board members, staff and neighbouring bands.
Malden says the request for comment is an opportunity for those residents impacted by Fortis' two tiered residential conservation rate to provide input to BCUC for their report to the minister.
"The RDOS has registered as an 'interested party' to the review which will enable the regional district to view all comments submitted and the findings when the report is finalized," she said, adding anyone can register as an interested party.
Interested persons need to email the BCUC at: firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
Malden said interested parties will receive automatic email notification each time any comment is posted to the BCUC web page, and she cautions there have ben many comments to date.
Malden has more than 100 in her email so far.
The RDOS board has also put forward a resolution to UBCM and will meet with minister at the conference in late September to discuss the impacts of the rate on residents in the region.
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