Utility Regulation: What Is It, Why Do We Have It, and How Does It Work?

The British Columbia Utilities Commission has started an inquiry into whether utility regulation should extend to utilities owned by indigenous nations.  To help that effort, the Commission retained me to write a layperson’s introduction to regulation—and to keep it under 20 pages. Here’s the link to this public document: https://www.bcuc.com/Documents/Proceedings/2019/DOC_54078_A-8-Hempling-Utility-Regulation-Report.pdf