Comparing the AUC and BCUC Hydrogen Inquiries

The British Columbia Utilities Commission (BCUC) recently initiated a hydrogen inquiry to examine the feasibility and potential market for producing and distributing hydrogen natural gas into its current natural gas framework. This inquiry parallels the inquiry conducted by the Alberta Utilities Commission (AUC) in 2022. Comparing the two inquiry frameworks reveals the similarities and differences between the two provinces’ approaches to hydrogen.

The AUC’s Hydrogen Inquiry

In March of 2022, the government of Alberta directed the AUC to inquire into and report to the Minister of Energy on the potential hydrogen blending into the province’s natural gas distribution systems.[1] The AUC then opened a public inquiry on the matter, the scope of which included the following:

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