British Columbia UC
At the British Columbia Utilities Commission, Senior Customer Service Specialist Dyne Day, Sr. Regulatory Analyst, Rates, Miriam Streat, Receptionist and Administrative Assistant Melissa Mah, Sr. Regulatory Analyst Damon Boyle, Sr. Regulatory Analyst, Rates, Sumeer Sharma, Regulatory Engineer, Facilities and Planning Ivan Lapczak, and Regulatory Analyst King-yi Chan are newer Staff serving less than two years.
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 made you want to work at the British Columbia Utilities Commission, and what have been your first impressions of working there?
Dyne Day: When I interviewed with the BCUC, I was shown great respect through that interview experience. Everyone was so warm and assuring that I felt comfortable throughout the process. Another consideration for me was that the BCUC had also received the Top Employer of BC award.
When being introduced to the team everyone was so open and kind. People were ready and willing to assist in my questions, including Commissioners. One Commissioner had an office close to mine, and he said to me on day one, my door is open for a reason. If you have questions, let me know.