From a recent Andrew MacLeod piece in The Tyee:
...At a news conference about the progress on Site C, The Tyee asked BC Hydro president and CEO (Jessica) McDonald about the bill affordability proposal (to help low income earners).
"B.C., as you may be aware, has relatively very low rates for electricity," McDonald said. "This is something our customers don't necessarily know."
For residential customers, the rates are the third lowest in North America, even after increases in recent years, she said.
BC Hydro offers help with energy efficiency so people can reduce their electricity use and receive lower bills, she said.
The minister responsible for BC Hydro, Bill Bennett, said he hadn't seen the proposal, but also doesn't see a pressing need to make hydro rates more affordable...
Now I understand how they justify those outrageously high IPP contracts to their influential friends and buyout uncles everytime they look at themselves in the mirror each morning.