SaskPower is giving customers a 10 per cent rebate on their power bills.
“We have a strong mandate to help make life more affordable for Saskatchewan families and businesses,” Premier Scott Moe said. “As promised by our government, this measure will provide relief to everyone in the province to help drive Saskatchewan’s recovery in 2021.”
This rebate, known as the Saskatchewan Economic Recovery Rebate, will run from Dec. 1 to the end of November 2021.
The rebate will apply to the “electrical charges” section of customers’ bills, which includes the basic monthly charge, energy charge and demand charge. It does not apply to GST, PST, municipal surcharge, Federal Carbon Tax or other charges such as connect fees or late payment charges.
Customers should note that the rebate will not be applied to power consumed before December 1. Bills arriving in the first days of December will account for consumption in both November and the initial part of December, but only power billed for the period of Dec. 1 and later will have the rebate applied. Customers will see the full benefit of the rebate on bills starting in January 2021.
The one-year program is estimated to cost $262 million, which will be fully funded through the General Revenue Fund. Saskatchewan’s two municipal utilities, Swift Current Light and Power and Saskatoon Light and Power, will offer their customers the same rebate and will receive credit to offset the cost.
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