WHITEHORSE— The Yukon government will extend the Interim Electrical Rebate until March 31, 2015, pending legislative approval.
“We are pleased to extend this monthly rebate to electrical ratepayers,” Minister of Energy, Mines and Resources Scott Kent said. “The proposed 2014/15 territorial budget outlines investments, like the interim electrical rebate, that will help ensure Yukoners can access clean, affordable, and reliable energy resources.”
The Interim Electrical Rebate (IER) is applied automatically to all residential households as a subsidy deducted from electrical bills. It provides residential electrical customers a maximum rebate of $26.62 a month or $319 a year for the first 1,000 kilowatt hours.
Yukon’s residential electricity bills are the lowest of the three northern territories and are competitive with other jurisdictions in Canada. For instance, Yukon’s net monthly bills are
lower than those in Grande Prairie, Regina and Toronto.
To meet current and future electrical needs the Yukon government promotes a range of initiatives outlined in its Energy Strategy for Yukon, including the Good Energy program, which strengthens efforts to reduce costs by increasing energy efficiency.
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