Association of Major Power Customers of BC
Association of Major Power Customers of BC

About

The Association of Major Power Customers of BC (AMPC) is a registered not-for-profit society whose members are major industrial electricity consumers in BC . AMPC's membership includes the Pulp and Paper, Solid Wood/Other Wood Products, Mining, Electrochemical and Petrochemical sectors. AMPC exists for the primary purpose of representing its members' interests concerning electricity regulatory and policy issues arising with respect to electricity supply within B.C. and in particular reliability, security of supply and electricity  rates and tariffs.

AMPC members’ electricity consumption represents about 20% of domestic electricity load in BC. Approximately 60% of this consumption  is from the Pulp & Paper and Solid Wood/Other Wood Products industries, 25% from Mining and 15% from Electrochemical and Petrochemical operations.

AMPC's predecessor was the Joint Industry Electricity Steering Committee (JIESC) and before that the Council of Forest Industries and the Mining Association of B.C. AMPC. These predecessors have been active participants in the British Columbia Utilities Commission proceedings since BC Hydro became rate-regulated nearly four decades ago.