Electrical Rates

Updated February 21st, 2020

Residential Rates for both Urban and Rural -Bi-Monthly

  • Basic Charge $16.22 per period
  • All kWh per period are billed at 10.51 cents per kWh

Small Commercial Rates Urban- Bi-Monthly

  • Basic Charge $37.18 per period
  • All kWh per period are billed at 11.98 cents per kWh

Small Commercial Rates Rural- Bi-Monthly

  • Basic Charge $38.32 per period
  • All kWh per period are billed at 12.34 cents per kWh

Complete List of Service Descriptions & Rates

For a complete list of Service Descriptions and Rates, view the 2019 Hydro Services Bylaw located here

There will be no general rate increase for 2020

Revenues in 2019 were stronger than expected. With no general rate change, the 2020 revenues are forecast to be sufficient to fund the 2020 operating budget while maintaining the existing dividend payment to the City of Nelson, capital reserve contributions for utility infrastructure and the increased level of vegetation management started in 2019.

The 2020 zero % rate change applies to both city and rural customers.

The 2020 zero % rate change applies to both residential and commercial customers.

With no rate change, Nelson Hydro will continue to have among the lowest residential rates compared to the other utilities in BC.

NOTE: Nelson Hydro is currently reviewing rate sharing across customer classes which may result in a rate re-design. This would be the subject of a BC Utilities Commission application and is separate from general rate changes.

For More Information, please contact Nelson Hydro Administration at (250) 352-8240 or nelsonhydro@nelson.ca.