Petition created to call on BCUC to end its discriminatory electricity pricing against rural customers

Many residents attended our community meeting with Linda Larson, our MLA; on December 18th. We have requested a meeting with the Minster of Energy & Mines, to press our concerns about the Fortis electricity rate structure. We believe the more we show our collective concerns the better. Please look at Nick Marty’s post below, which urges you to sign our petition to have the rate structure redesigned.  Your support is needed if rural residents are to be provided fair electricity prices in rural BC. 


Mark McKenney, President
Anarchist Mountain Community Society


Many rural residents in B.C. have experienced unacceptable increases in electricity rates over the past two-and-half years.  The reason for this increase is that the British Columbia Utilities Commission (BCUC) approved a faulty rate structure as proposed by Fortis called the Residential Conservation Rate (RCR) resulting in funds being inappropriately transferred from rural residents who use electricity for heating to urban residents who have access to natural gas.  To date, the BCUC has refused to acknowledge this error and order Fortis to rectify the design of this unfair rate structure.

This petition demands that BCUC immediately fix the RCR and end this discrimination against rural residents.  If BCUC refuses to act, this petition demands that the Government of BC instruct them to do so.

Please sign this petition if you are affected by this discriminatory pricing system or object to an “energy conservation” initiative that actually encourages the majority of customers to consume more electricity.  Please forward it to everyone you know who might disagree with this discriminatory electricity policy.  This injustice needs to end now.

Nick Marty



Click below to view and sign the petition: