British Columbia UC
Sr. Economist Leon Cheung, Sr. Regulatory Specialist Laurel Ross, Acting Commission Secretary Marija Tresoglavic, Sr. Compliance Analyst Katharine Friesen, Sr. Regulatory Analyst Phil Stallard, and Manager of Energy Supply, and Compliance and MRS Ian Homer serve at the British Columbia Utilities Commission.
Blessed with environmentally friendly hydropower that also crosses Canada's southern border, the British Columbia Utilities Commission regulates some auto insurance, a new Fuel Price Transparency Act requiring the gasoline and diesel industries to report price information, and has been investigating and reporting on Indigenous utilities regulation, all on top of usual and required regulatory work. The Commission is mostly still working from home, and under Chair and CEO Dave Morton, now under a matrix work environment.
PUF's Lori Burkhart: What is your position at the British Columbia Utilities Commission? Describe what it entails.
Leon Cheung: I'm a senior economist at the BCUC in the rates group. I joined the BCUC in 2011 and have worked on a wide range of applications and filings. Mainly, I concentrate on electricity and gas rate applications, as well as basic auto insurance regulation.
More recently we have expanded our mandate and I have been working on the fuel price transparency file where we are requiring the fuel industry to provide reporting about their prices and fuel data in their gasoline and diesel business.