SaskPower rate set to climb
SaskPower customers will experience a slight increase in their bills starting in 2024. The Crown corporation announced this morning that rates will be increasing on average by about .5 per cent due to the rising price of the carbon tax. SaskPower Spokesperson Joel Cherry said one of the reasons the rate hike is minimal is because they collected an extra $5 million last year than they needed to cover the carbon tax. "We've managed to keep the increase somewhat lower for this year and that has somewhat to do with how we're operating our system," he said. "Even as the price on carbon continues to increase, we're also changing the way we generate power." Residential customers will see an increase of $5 during 2024 and farms will be $13. SaskPower expected its customers from 2019 to the end of 2024 will have combined to pay around $1 billion for the carbon tax. In response to Canada's Online News Act and Meta (Facebook and Instagram) removing access to local news from their platforms, Swift Current Online encourages you to get your news directly from your trusted source by bookmarking this page and downloading the Swift Current Online app.