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Kelowna power officially changes hands

Electricity customers in Kelowna will no longer be receiving a bill from the city. Starting January 1, customers will receive their electricity bills and customer service directly from FortisBC.

The power company completed a purchase for all of Kelowna’s electrical utility assets in March 2013, and residents will notice their bills look a bit different come the new year.

“The successful transfer of the City’s electrical utility to FortisBC is great news for the taxpayers of Kelowna and our utility customers,” says Kelowna Mayor Walter Gray.

“Taxpayers will benefit from the long-term financial earnings resulting from the reinvestment of the proceeds and customers will receive safe and reliable electricity from an experienced owner and operator.”

FortisBC has operated and maintained Kelowna’s power since 1992, and will now serve the approximately 15,000 customers transferring over.

More information about changes to billing can be found here.

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