Saskatoon

Public invited to weigh in on proposed 5% SaskPower increase

The Saskatchewan Rate Review Panel is inviting citizens to give their comments on a proposed SaskPower rate increase.

Crown power utility asking for increase in 2018, would be average increase of $6 for residential customers

SaskPower is asking for a five per cent rate increase for March 2018. (Trevor Bothorel/CBC)

The Saskatchewan Rate Review Panel is inviting citizens to give their comments on a proposed SaskPower rate increase.

Earlier this week, the Crown power utility asked the panel for a five per cent rate increase that would take effect March 1, 2018. That increase would raise power bills by an average of $6 for residential customers.

In January, SaskPower hiked its rates by 3.5 per cent.

The panel will hold a public meeting on the rate hike before making its decision. A date and location hasn't been decided on.

The rate review panel and the cabinet would both need to sign off on any increase.

Anyone who wants to make comments can call 1-877-368-7075 or email the rate review panel.

For more information, click here.

now