IN THE MATTER OF
the Utilities Commission Act, RSBC 1996, Chapter 473
FortisBC Energy Inc.
Application for Approval of Receipt Point Fuel Percentages
Effective November 1, 2023
B. A. Magnan, Panel Chair
E. B. Lockhart, Commissioner
T. A. Loski, Commissioner
E. Brown, Commissioner
on September 14, 2023
A. On August 25, 2023, FortisBC Energy Inc. (FEI) filed with the British Columbia Utilities Commission (BCUC) an application to decrease the Receipt Point Fuel Percentages at the Station 2 Receipt Point from 4.9 percent to 4.7 percent and to maintain the AECO Receipt Point at 1.4 percent, effective November 1, 2023 (Application);
B. FEI's Rate Schedule 36 - Commodity Unbundling Service sets out the terms and conditions for marketers participating in the Customer Choice program (Marketers). Article X of Rate Schedule 36 states that FEI reserves the right to adjust the particular Receipt Point Fuel Percentage effective any Entry Date prior to November 1st provided FEI first obtains BCUC approval of such change;
C. In accordance with Article X in FEI's Rate Schedule 36, FEI is required to seek BCUC approval of any changes in the Receipt Point Fuel Percentages and to provide notice to Marketers at least 30 days in advance of the effective date of such change;
D. Pursuant to BCUC Order G-25-04 and under the Essential Services Model, all Commodity Providers participating in the Commodity Unbundling Service are to provide the Receipt Point Fuel Requirement
in-kind to FEI in its role as midstream resource manager;
E. The quantity of Fuel Gas to be provided at each Receipt Point is based on the Receipt Point Fuel Percentages as determined by FEI. FEI must submit a report on Receipt Point Fuel Gas consumption and collection and request any changes by September 1 of each year as set out in BCUC Letter L-49-08; and
F. The BCUC reviewed the Application and considers the decrease to the Receipt Point Fuel Percentage at the Station 2 Receipt Point is warranted.
NOW THEREFORE pursuant to section 63 of the Utilities Commission Act, the BCUC approves a decrease to the Receipt Point Fuel Percentage from 4.9 to 4.7 percent at Station 2 and approves the Receipt Point Fuel Percentage at the AECO Receipt Point remain unchanged at 1.4 percent, effective November 1, 2023.
DATED at the City of Vancouver, in the Province of British Columbia, this 14th day of September 2023.
Original signed by:
B. A. Magnan