SaskPower, SaskEnergy apply for rate changes

By CJME News Staff
May 20, 2016 - 1:29pm

Utility rates could be changing soon for Saskatchewan homes.

On Friday morning, SaskPower and SaskEnergy teamed up to announce the Crowns are applying to adjust their rates. While SaskPower is applying to increase its rates, SaskEnergy is proposing an overall decrease.

SaskPower is asking for a five per cent increase to take effect July 1, with another five per cent increase to follow on Jan. 1, 2017. That translates to an average of $6 per month each time.

SaskEnergy, meanwhile, is proposing an overall adjustment that would see customers saving about $1.70 per month. The application asks for a reduction to its commodity rate to $3.65/Gigajoule (GJ) from $4.30/GJ, and an increase for the delivery service rates of about $3.50 per month. SaskEnergy's proposal would take effect Nov. 1.

The application goes to the Saskatchewan Rate Review Panel, which will approve or recommend changes to the proposal. The government has final approval of all rate changes. 


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