SaskPower Demand Charge

Res #: 28-18M
Number: 28
Year: 2018
Midterm: Yes
Expired: No
Responses Received: Yes
Departments: SaskPower

WHEREAS skating and/or curling rinks in small communities throughout Saskatchewan are an essential part of community life;

WHEREAS the electrical demand charge from SaskPower poses such a drastic financial burden on small town rinks;

WHEREAS the Community Rink Affordability Grant has been discontinued;

BE IT RESOLVED that SARM lobby the Government of Saskatchewan and SaskPower to help reduce the cost of the electrical demand charges to small community rinks.

Responses From: SaskPower

October 24, 2022

Although the six-month Community Rink Affordability Grant ended in September 2021, SaskPower is pursuing a more permanent solution to assist community rinks. A seasonal demand relief program is in development and will be in place by the spring. This will allow community rinks to take advantage of the program’s benefits at the conclusion of their 2022-23 winter season. Details will be available once the program is finalized. 

The Honourable Don Morgan – Minister Responsible for SaskPower, SaskPower