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the Utilities Commission Act, RSBC 1996, Chapter 473




FortisBC Inc.

Application for Acceptance of Energy Supply Contract

 with Cascade Pacific Power Corporation



B. A. Magnan, Panel Chair

E.A. Brown, Commissioner

E. B. Lockhart, Commissioner

W. E. Royle, Commissioner

on January 25, 2024





A.      On December 15, 2023, pursuant to section 71 of the Utilities Commission Act (UCA) and section 1.1 of the Rules for Energy Supply Contracts for Electricity (Rules), FortisBC Inc. (FBC) filed with the British Columbia Utilities Commission (BCUC) an energy supply contract between FBC and Cascade Pacific Power Corporation (Cascade Pacific) dated October 17, 2023 (FBC-Cascade Pacific ESC) (Filing);

B.      By Order G-61-12 dated May 17, 2012, the BCUC approved the Rules. The Rules facilitate the BCUC’s review of energy supply contracts for electricity, and proposed energy supply contracts for electricity under section 71 of the UCA;

C.      By Order G-380-22 dated December 21, 2022, the BCUC accepted FBC’s 2021 Long-Term Electric Resource Plan including FBC’s 2021 Long-Term Demand-Side Management Plan (2021 LTERP);

D.      By Letter L-24-23 dated June 1, 2023, the BCUC accepted for filing FBC’s Annual Electric Contracting Plan for the period from October 1, 2023 to September 30, 2024 (2023/24 AECP);

E.       FBC requests that the Filing be kept confidential in perpetuity due to its commercially sensitive nature. FBC advised that it has provided notice of the Filing and a redacted version of the FBC-Cascade Pacific ESC to interveners in the FBC 2024 Annual Review for Rates proceeding;

F.       On January 24, 2024, FBC filed an Erratum to the Filing to correct a typographical error; and

G.      The BCUC has reviewed the Filing and is satisfied that the FBC-Cascade Pacific ESC is in the public interest and consistent with FBC’s 2023/24 AECP and FBC’s 2021 LTERP.

NOW THEREFORE pursuant to section 71 of the UCA:


1.       The BCUC accepts the FBC-Cascade Pacific ESC as filed.

2.       The Filing will be kept confidential until the BCUC determines otherwise.


DATED at the City of Vancouver, in the Province of British Columbia, this         25th        day of January 2024.




Original signed by: 


B. A. Magnan  




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