Hydro-Québec rates to rise by 4.3 per cent as of April 1

Quebecers will be paying more for electricity starting April 1

The 4.3 per cent increase is the biggest hike in the last 10 years

Hydro had requested a hike of 5.8 per cent, but the energy board capped the increase at 4.3 per cent.

Quebecers will be paying more for electricity starting April 1.

Quebec’s energy board has approved a rate increase of 4.3 per cent.

This marks the highest increase since 2004.

Hydro-Quebec had requested a 5.8 per cent increase this year, but the energy board decided that was too high.

Last year, rates went up 2.4 per cent.