FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The British Columbia Utilities Commission is looking for resident feedback about the Pacific Northern Gas application to amend delivery rates and the Revenue Stabilization Adjustment Mechanism (RSAM) rate rider.

The BCUC approved the rates on an interim and refundable basis, effective January 1st,2022.

BCUC says that proposed rates would result in an average annual net increase of approximately 2.4 per cent, or $15, for residential customers in Fort St. John, 2.6 per cent, or $14, in Dawson Creek, and a significant increase of 11.2 per cent, or $84, in Tumbler Ridge.

The proposed changes will have no impact on small commercial bills in FSJ or Dawson Creek, but will increase by approximately 10.5 per cent, or $319, in Tumbler Ridge.

The BCUC says that PNG will file an amended application by the end of February to seek BCUC approval of permanent rate changes.

Those looking to submit feedback can send a letter of comment to the BCUC, register as an interested party, or request intervener status.

The BCUC says letters of comment become part of public record and are reviewed by a BCUC panel before making their final decision, while those with intervener status can participate actively during proceedings to ensure various perspectives are represented.

Residents have until Monday, January 31st to request intervener status.

To learn more about how to get involved in BCUC proceedings, click here.