REGINA – Saskatchewan residents will see a drop in the cost to heat their homes when the temperature plunges outside.
The government has approved rate changes for SaskEnergy that will see residential customers pay about $4.42 less a month for the utility starting in January.
The cost of getting energy to homes is actually going up by $1.75 a month, but SaskEnergy says the price of the natural gas itself is going down and that’s where the savings come in.
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Rate changes were expected to kick in at the start of November.
However, the utility says that had to be delayed until January because it’s still working to recoup a $34 million deficit that came out of the severe winter of 2013-2014.
SaskEnergy thought the amount would be down to at least $5 million by Nov. 1, but more than double this amount still remains.
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