Government of Yukon



FOR RELEASE
March 23, 2015

Interim Electrical Rebate program extended

WHITEHORSE—The Yukon government will extend the Interim Electrical Rebate until March 31, 2016, pending legislative approval.

“Extending the Interim Electrical Rebate is one way the Government of Yukon is helping Yukoners manage their monthly electrical bills,” Minister responsible for Yukon Development Corporation Brad Cathers said. “This government is also focussed on longer-term strategies – including Next Generation Hydro and upgrading transmission infrastructure – to ensure we continue to benefit from clean, affordable, and reliable energy sources.”

The Interim Electrical Rebate (IER) is applied automatically to all non-government residential bills as a deducted subsidy. It provides customers a maximum rebate of $26.62 per month based on the first 1,000 kilowatt hours they use. This is equivalent to an annual savings of up to $319 a year. Customers using more than 1,000 kilowatt hours during a billing period still receive the IER for the first 1,000 kilowatt hours.

Yukon’s residential electricity bills are the lowest of the three territories and are competitive with other jurisdictions in Canada. For instance, Yukon’s net monthly bills are lower than those for residential customers in Calgary, Regina, Toronto and Halifax.

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. InCharge, a joint energy conservation initiative run by Yukon’s two utilities, offers additional programs and information to help Yukoners save electricity.

Learn more: 
Energy Strategy for Yukon
Good Energy Program
InCharge

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Contact:

Elaine Schiman
Cabinet Communications
867-633-7961
Elaine.schiman@gov.yk.ca


News Release #15-098