Date: Monday May 25, 2020
Time: 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: This webinar will be taking place virtually via Zoom.
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About this Webinar
Join us for an expert panel discussion on the BC Utilities Commission recently released Final Report for the Indigenous Utilities Regulation Inquiry, hosted by CEBC’s Executive Director Laureen Whyte.
The Inquiry was established in March 2019 to provide recommendations to the Province of BC on two questions:
- What are the characteristics of an “Indigenous Utility”?
- Should Indigenous utilities be regulated or not? And if so, how?
Following 11 community input sessions, a Draft Report released in November 2019, and 8 Draft Report Workshops, the BCUC released the report on April 30th, 2020.
This Webinar will Feature:
- David Morton, CEO of the British Columbia Utilities Commission
- Judith Sayers, President of the Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council
- David Austin, Stirling LLP
- Mark Podlasly, Economic Lead at the First Nations Major Project Coalition
The Speakers will Discuss Key Recommendations of the Inquiry Including:
- Regulation of Indigenous Utilities
- Definition of an Indigenous Utility
- Retail access: reviewing the prohibition on retail access and reviewing transmission and distribution tariffs, to revise any policies that present an undue barrier to the First Nation’s pursuit of economic self-determination.
- Wholesale Energy Sales: reviewing provisions that place undue economic barriers on potential participants, and that the SOP be based on market electricity prices, so that Indigenous utilities are provided meaningful competitive economic opportunities while ensuring that all BC Hydro ratepayers are not harmed.
- Complaints & Appeals
- Mandatory Reliability Standards (MRS)
- BCUC Regulation
- Capacity Building
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