Reshape has provided regulatory support and expert testimony for clients in a number of recent BCUC proceedings.
For projects where we have advised clients engaged in regulatory proceedings, Reshape’s role has been very flexible and responsive, dictated by the needs of our clients along with the pace of the proceeding. In these cases, Reshape is generally involved in the following key tasks:
- Preparing submissions
- Writing information requests
- Preparing responses to information requests
- Assisting with final arguments
Reshape has worked with a variety of clients in this context. In 2018, Reshape was retained by the Delta School District to support their involvement in a BCUC proceeding regarding rates for a thermal energy system. The system was developed by FortisBC Alternative Energy Services to serve the school district’s facilities.
Reshape also provided expert testimony in 2018 on electricity transmission policy on behalf of industrial customers (including Celgar, in Castlegar, BC) participating in a rate case for FortisBC’s electric utility. This project required research into the application of various transmission price harmonization policies in other jurisdictions, and the interpretation of those policies within the B.C. context.
Reshape is currently engaged by a BC municipality to support their participation in the BCUC’s Municipal Energy Utilities Inquiry. As part of this work, Reshape has helped our client prepare responses to Commission requests, develop a position on issues covered in the proceeding, and coordinate with other aligned participants.