The Northwest Territories Public Utilities Board regulates the public utilities under its jurisdiction by reviewing the affairs, earnings and accounts of each public utility.
Government of the Northwest Territories
Public Utilities Act (NWT)
The Board consists of five members and not more than six temporary members.
The legislation does not provide for the appointment of alternate members on the Board. It does, however, allow for temporary members to perform the same duties and exercise the same powers as a member.
The Minister, on the recommendation of the Executive Council, shall designate a member of the Board, other than a temporary member, to be the Chairperson.
The Minister, on the recommendation of the Executive Council, shall designate a member of the Board, other than a temporary member, to be the Vice-Chairperson.
Quorum is three members who are not temporary members.
A member holds office during pleasure for a term not exceeding five years; a temporary member holds office as specified in the appointment.
Time and Travel Requirements
The Board holds hearings as necessary in places as it chooses and in a manner that ensures that an application is dealt with efficiently and effectively.
The members of the Board, except the Chairperson, shall be paid the honoraria that are prescribed for their respective duties.
Category - Regulatory
Member - up to $325 per day
Members – 50% per half-day (i.e., 3.5 hours or less), for work on board business for each day of meetings
The Chairperson serves as the chief executive officer and manages the business of the Board and supervises the staff.
The Minister, on the recommendation of the Chairperson, shall appoint a secretary to the Board.
The Board may make rules respecting its sittings and procedures.
The Minister may designate a public servant to assist the Board in the administration of its affairs.
The Board may engage persons having special or technical knowledge necessary to assist the Board in carrying out its functions.
The Executive Council may issue directives to the Board respecting policies to be applied by the Board and the general performance of its duties.
|Position||Appointee||Term Start||Term Expiry||Number of Terms||Appointed By||Nominating Authority|
|1. Chair||Gordon Van Tighem||2017-04-01||2021-03-31||2nd term||Minister Responsible for the Public Utilities Board|
|2. Vice-Chair||Tina Gargan||2019-08-05||2022-08-04||1st term||Minister Responsible for the Public Utilities Board|
|3. Member||Danny Yakelaya||2017-12-14||2020-12-13||1st term||Minister Responsible for the Public Utilities Board|
|4. Member||(Vacant - 3 year term)||Minister Responsible for the Public Utilities Board|
|5. Member||Charlie Furlong||2018-01-31||2021-01-30||3rd term||Minister Responsible for the Public Utilities Board|
|6. Member||Myra Berrub||2019-05-30||2022-05-29||1st term||Executive Council|