In Penticton, the Electric Utility is owned and operated by the City of Penticton and provides electrical service to approximately 17,000 residential, commercial, and industrial customers within City limits through a medium voltage distribution and four substations.
Power is purchased from FortisBC at a wholesale rate and resold to utility customers at a retail rate. The revenue generated from electrical sales is used to cover the costs associated with running the utility and also provides an annual dividend to the City which is used to fund general capital projects.
They also have their own net metering system, separate from FortisBC. Details, permit applications and guidelines can all be found on the City’s website at: http://www.penticton.ca/EN/main/departments/electricity/net-metering.html