Energy Law Bulletin: Administrative Penalty Powers Given to BC Utilities Commission


Recent amendments to the BC Utilities Commission Act give the Commission significant new powers to issue “administrative penalties” and remedial orders.

The Commission’s new powers include the authority to:

• determine, after a hearing, that a person has contravened the Act, or any order or rule of the Commission;

• impose administrative penalties for each day that the Act, order or rule has been contravened;

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