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Electrical Rates

Monthly Rates (Effective January 1, 2017)

Residential Rates
Service Charge ($) $24.21
Energy Charge (¢/kWh) 15.11¢/kWh
Commercial Loads Not Exceeding 75 kVA
Service Charge ($) $33.08
Energy Charge (¢/kWh)  
     First 14,500 kWh 14.52¢/kWh
     Balance 7.67¢/kWh
Demand ($/kVA)  
     First 50 kVA no charge
     Balance $16.09/kVA
Commercial Loads Greater Than 75 But Not Exceeding 3,000 kVA - Utility Owned Transformer
Service Charge ($) $61.55
Energy charge (¢/kWh)  
     First 16,750 kWh 12.73¢/kWh
     Balance 8.15¢/kWh
Demand ($/kVA)  
     First 50 kVA no charge
     Balance $16.57/kVA
Customer Owned Transformer Served at 4,160 Volts or Greater
Service charge ($) $257.44
Energy charge (¢/kWh) 7.70¢/kWh
Demand ($/kVA) $14.82/kVA
Commercial Loads Over 3,000 kVA
Service charge ($) $6,574.41
Energy charge (¢/kWh) 7.33¢/kWh
Demand ($/kVA) - Utility-owned Transformer $12.42/kVA
Demand ($/kVA) - Customer-owned Transformer * $11.59/kVA
* Customer-owned transformer served at 4,160 volts or greater

Electric Rate Disclaimer

This information is taken from Bylaw No. 2685 and is provided solely for your convenience.  Definitive rate information is contained in the official bylaw.  Electric Rate Disclaimer:

The General Service rates apply to all non-residential metered accounts including those formerly in the Manufacturer/Food Processor Category.

All rates include a 10% municipal surcharge.

Appliance Usage Chart

Below is a list of costs as determined by applying the current (effective January 1, 2017) City of Saskatoon Residential Rate of 15.11 cents per kWh to Measurement Canada's national average energy use:

Household Appliance kWh Usage Monthly Cost
Air Conditioner - Central 480.0 $72.53
Air Conditioner - Window 120.0 $18.13
Clothes Dryer 106.0 $16.02
Clothes Washer 10.0 $1.51
Coffee Maker - Drip 4.5 $0.68
Color T.V. 36.0 $5.44
Computer & Printer 7.0 $1.06
Dehumidifier 36.0 $5.44
Dishwasher 48.0 $7.25
Fax Machine 9.0 $1.36
Freezer - 16 cu ft 107.0 $16.17
Fry pan 4.0 $0.60
Furnace Humidifier 15.0 $2.27
Furnace Motor - 45% 161.0 $24.33
Hair Dryer 9.0 $1.36
Iron 6.0 $0.91
Lawnmower 4.8 $0.73
Microwave 24.0 $3.63
Refrigerator - 18 cu in 129.0 $19.49
Stereo 6.0 $0.91
Stove 115.0 $17.38
Toaster 3.0 $0.45
Vacuum 10.8 $1.63
VCR 3.0 $0.45
Water Cooler 6.3 $0.95
Water Heater - 40 gal 480.0 $72.53
Vehicles Cost per Hour Cost per Day
(8 hours)
Cost per Month
(8 hrs/day for 30 days)
Interior Warmer (800 Watt) 12.09 cents 96.72 cents $29.02
Block Heater (750 Watt) 11.33 cents 90.64 cents $27.19
Battery Blanket (100 Watt) 1.51 cents 12.08 cents $3.62
Lights Cost per Hour Cost per Day
(8 hours)
Cost per Day
(24 hours)
Cost per Month
(8 hrs/ day for 30 days)
Cost per Month
(24 hrs/day for 30 days)
100 Watt 1.51 cents 12.08 cents 36.24 cents $3.62 $10.87
60 Watt 0.91 cents 7.28 cents 21.84 cents $2.18 $6.55
40 Watt 0.60 cents 4.80 cents 14.40 cents $1.44 $4.32
Baseboard Heaters Cost per Hour Cost per Day
(24 hours)
Cost per Month
(8 hrs/day for 30 days)
Cost per Month
(24 hrs/day for 30 days)
1000 Watt 15.11 cents $3.63 $36.30 $108.90
1500 Watt 22.67 cents $5.44 $54.30 $163.20