Saskatchewan Electric Heat Relief: SL&P One-Time Rebate
The Government of Saskatchewan has announced it will remove the carbon charge for utility customers who rely on electric heat as their primary home heating source.
As such, the Saskatchewan government has directed SaskPower, the province’s electrical utility, to stop collecting the carbon charge on electric home heating, effective January 1, 2024.
Saskatoon Light & Power (SL&P) has historically set its electrical rates, programs and rebates to match SaskPower. This is to ensure consistency and fairness among Saskatoon residents regardless of their service provider, SL& P or SaskPower.
SL&P will also provide equivalent electric heat relief for its customers who use electric heat (typically baseboard heating) as their primary home heating source. For the City of Saskatoon, this relief will be reimbursed by SaskPower to offset the cost of providing this rebate to our customers. The rebate will be cost neutral for SL&P.
The City of Saskatoon estimates approximately 2,000 SL&P customers in Saskatoon who use electric heat as their primary home heating source could be eligible for the one-time rebate. The majority of Saskatchewan residents will not qualify for this one-time rebate as about 85% use natural gas heating as the primary heating source for their home.
Are you an SL&P customer who uses electric heat as your primary home heating source?
If so, you may be eligible for the Saskatchewan Electric Heat Relief rebate. This one-time rebate, calculated on 60% of the carbon charge applied to your total electrical energy consumption from January 1 to April 30, 2024, would appear as a credit on your utility bill before the end of June 2024.
How to apply/find out if you are eligible
To apply for and learn if you are eligible for the Saskatchewan Electric Heat Relief one-time rebate for SL&P electric heat customers, please email Revenue@saskatoon.ca or contact Revenue Customer Service at 306-975-2400. We're here to help.
Answering Questions Asked by SL&P Customers
Why is the SL&P Electric Heat Relief one-time rebate set at 60%?
- Heating is estimated to account for up to 60% of power consumed during the winter months for those customers who use electric heat (typically baseboard heating) as their primary source for their homes. The SL&P one-time rebate aligns with the relief offered by SaskPower.
I am a Saskatoon Light & Power customer. How do I know if I qualify for the Saskatchewan Electric Heat Relief one-time rebate?
- Qualified customers are those who primarily heat their home using an electric source, such as baseboard heating. The majority of Saskatchewan residents (about 85%) use natural gas heating for their home and will not qualify for this rebate. Give us a call at 306-975-2400, we'll be pleased to assist you.
I am not sure if I am a Saskatoon Light & Power customer or if my home address is served by SaskPower. How can I look this up?
- Visit saskatoon.ca to check the SL & P Service Area map, it details the Saskatoon neighbourhoods serviced by SL & P, and those serviced by SaskPower. Or, call 306-975-2400, we’ll be pleased to assist you.
Do you know approximately how many Saskatoon Light & Power customers primarily heat their home using an electric source, such as baseboard heating?
- While the City does not currently track the number of customers who currently only use electric heat as their primary heat power source, we estimate about 2,000 customers in Saskatoon may qualify for the electric heat relief one-time rebate.
I use electrical heat (baseboard) as my primary heat source in my home. How do I apply for the Saskatchewan Electric Heat one-time rebate form SL&P?
- To apply for and learn if you are eligible for the Saskatchewan Electric Heat Relief one-time rebate for SL&P electric heat customers, please email Revenue@saskatoon.ca or contact Revenue Customer Service at 306-975-2400, we’ll be pleased to assist you.
How will the Electric Heat Relief one-time rebate appear for me? Is it slightly different from SaskPower customers?
- Saskatoon Light & Power will rebate qualifying utility customers who use electric heating as their primary source for their homes with a one-time rebate on your utility billing notice before June 2024.
- For SaskPower customers, ‘Sask Electric Heat Relief’ will appear as a line item under ‘Other Charges’ and will be applied as a monthly refund over the same four-month period, January 1 – April 30, 2024.
Do you have an idea of how much an average customer who uses electrical heat (baseboard) as their primary heat source will receive with the one-time rebate from SL & P?
- It is difficult to estimate as consumption amounts will vary according to how much electrical power a resident uses.