FERC posted an updated version of its resource manual, Energy Primer: A Handbook of Energy Market Basics. This manual provides the public with a broad overview of the physical wholesale markets for natural gas and electricity and energy-related financial markets.
BC can learn from Ontario's decade of foolish policy decisions. Ontario's job killer: Business sounds alarm over soaring electricity prices (Financial Post, July 10, 2015)
Industry raises B.C. grid gripes. AMPC says BC Hydro process is too expensive and too cumbersome. (Business in Vancouver, August 20, 2013)
Power play: B.C. industry cringes at energy minister's rate hike warning (Vancouver Sun, July 10, 2013)
AMPC Concerned about Increases to BC Hydro Electricity Rates
AMPC's new brochure
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.