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SL&P Electricity Rates

The City of Saskatoon sets its utility rates to match those established by SaskPower, and includes the Municipal Surcharge charged by SaskPower. This is to create fairness in rates and equality between utility customers regardless of where they live within Saskatoon Light & Power's or SaskPower’s service areas.

On December 10, 2019, the Government of Saskatchewan announced a new electrical rate tax to become effective  January 1, 2020, due to the Federal Government’s new Carbon Pollution Pricing System . This is an increase from the Federal Carbon Charge rate that came into effect on April 1, 2019. The Federal Carbon Charge rate will be collected by SaskPower on the amount of electricity used by each customer, to offset costs resulting from the Federal Government's Carbon Tax. This rate has an overall 2.4% increase to rates. 

To ensure that the City’s rates are equal to SaskPower’s, a new charge is required within each of the Residential and Commercial rate categories.  Your utility statement will show the new Carbon Charge applied on a kilowatt Hour (kWh) basis similar to the current Energy Charges, matching SaskPower’s Federal Carbon Charge including the Municipal Surcharge.

Interested in how your electrical consumption was calculated? The new easy-to-use Consumption Calculator will give you a detailed snapshot of the electrical rates used to calculate your electrical charges after you enter your number of service days and usage; this Sample Utility Statement shows you the numbers you'll need to enter. (Commercial customer, also enter your KVA). Please note: the 2020 electrical rates will be reflected in the Consumption Calculator in February 2020.