IN THE MATTER OF
the Utilities Commission Act, RSBC 1996, Chapter 473
FortisBC Energy Inc.
Application for Approval of Rates and Amending Agreement for Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Supply Fueling Service from the CNG Fueling Station located at FortisBC Energy Inc.’s Victoria Regional Office Facility in Langford for McRae’s Environmental Services Ltd.
B. A. Magnan, Commissioner
W. M. Everett, QC, Commissioner
R. I. Mason, Commissioner
on March 16, 2020
A. On February 26, 2020, FortisBC Energy Inc. (FEI) applied to the British Columbia Utilities Commission (BCUC), pursuant to sections 59 to 61 and 89 of the Utilities Commission Act (UCA), for approval of an amending agreement, dated March 1, 2020 (Amending Agreement No. 1), to the fueling service agreement between FEI and McRae’s Environmental Services Ltd. (McRae’s) (McRae’s-Langford Agreement), on an interim and permanent basis, effective March 1, 2020 (Application);
B. On November 19, 2013, by Order G-187-13, the BCUC found that the Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) station located on FEI’s property in Langford, British Columbia (Langford Fueling Station) met the requirements for a prescribed undertaking, as defined by the Greenhouse Gas Reduction (Clean Energy) Regulation (GGRR);
C. On October 5, 2017, FEI and McRae’s entered into the McRae’s-Langford Agreement, which established the terms, conditions and rates for McRae’s to receive CNG fueling service at the Langford Fueling Station. By Order G-17-18, dated January 23, 2018, the BCUC approved the rates established in the McRae’s-Langford Agreement on a permanent basis, effective November 1, 2017;
D. Amending Agreement No. 1 retains all the terms, conditions and rates in the McRae’s-Langford Agreement with the exception of reducing the Minimum Annual Quantity for McRae’s from 1,900 gigajoules (GJs) per year to 900 GJs per year, effective March 1, 2020; and
E. The BCUC has reviewed the Application and considers that approval of the rates/terms established in the McRae’s-Langford Agreement, as amended by Amending Agreement No. 1, on a permanent basis is warranted.
NOW THEREFORE pursuant to sections 59 to 61 of the UCA, the BCUC orders as follows:
1. The rates established in the McRae’s-Langford Agreement, as amended by Amending Agreement No. 1, are approved on a permanent basis, effective March 1, 2020;
2. FEI is to file Amending Agreement No. 1 in tariff supplement form for endorsement by the BCUC no later than Tuesday, March 31, 2020.
DATED at the City of Vancouver, in the Province of British Columbia, this 16th day of March 2020.
Original Signed By:
B. A. Magnan