Electrical utility remains under municipal control

While FortisBC completed the purchase of Kelowna’s electric utility assets, Summerland continue to operate its electrical department.

While FortisBC recently completed the purchase of Kelowna’s electric utility assets, Summerland will continue to operate its own electrical department.

The purchase of Kelowna’s electrical utility assets was completed on March 29, following a public approval process by the B.C. Utilities Commission and the City of Kelowna.

For the past decade, Fortis has operated and maintained electrical utility assets in Kelowna.

In Summerland, the municipality handles the distribution of electricity, which is purchased from FortisBC.

Mayor Janice Perrino said there are no plans to transfer the electrical service to Fortis.

She added that a good offer would be required before Summerland would even consider such a change.