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B.C. Energy Minister Bill Bennett has announced hydro rates will be going up starting on April 1, 2014, when BC Hydro customers will see a 9 per cent increase. Click here for the developing story.
In dollar terms, here are the impacts for three different types of customers in the first year, on average:
Small commercial: $20/month
The bar chart below shows average residential rates and increases over five years.
(Source: B.C. Ministry of Energy and Mines)