Electric regulatory

April 21, 2016

From April 21 to April 30, 2016, Manitoba Hydro filed with the Public Utilities Board (PUB) responses to Information Requests with respect to the Cost of Service Study Submission.

December 18, 2015

On December 18, 2015, Manitoba Hydro filed with the PUB further information regarding the Cost of Service Study Submission requested on December 8, 2015.

December 4, 2015

On December 4, 2015, Manitoba Hydro filed with the PUB its Cost of Service Study Submission.

November 18, 2015

On November 18, 2015, Manitoba Hydro filed with the Public Utilities Board of Manitoba (PUB) its Supplemental Filing for Interim Electric Rates effective April 1, 2016. In this Supplemental Filing, Manitoba Hydro is requesting approval, on an interim basis, of a 3.95% general rate increase effective April 1, 2016, sufficient to generate additional revenue of $61 million in 2016/17, to be applied on an across-the-board basis for all customer classes.

If approved by the PUB, a typical residential customer, without electric space heat, using an average of 1,000 kilowatt hours per month, will see an increase in their electricity bill of $3.33 per month. A residential customer with electric space heat, using an average of 2,000 kilowatt hours per month, will see an increase in their electricity bill of $6.36 per month.

July 24, 2015

The PUB has issued Orders 73/15 and 77/15 with respect to Manitoba Hydro's 2015/16 & 2016/17 General Rate Application approving a 3.95% across-the-board rate increase for all customer classes effective August 1, 2015. The PUB directed that 2.15% of the increase flow into an existing deferral account to assist with the payment of costs associated with Bipole III once it comes into service. Order 73/15 also granted final approval of the 2.75% rate increase that was implemented on May 1, 2014 on an interim basis.

May 22, 2015

On April 17, 20 and 30, and May 15 and 22, 2015, Manitoba Hydro filed responses to Round II Information Requests with the PUB, and on April 17, and May 15 and 22, Manitoba Hydro filed revised responses to Round I Information Requests with the PUB, with respect to its 2015/16 & 2016/17 General Rate Application.

May 20, 2015

On May 20, Manitoba Hydro filed its Rebuttal Evidence with respect to its 2015/16 & 2016/17 General Rate Application.

April 15, 2015

On March 12, 18, 20, 23, April 2 and 15, 2015, Manitoba Hydro filed responses to Round I Information Requests with the PUB with respect to its 2015/16 & 2016/17 General Rate Application.

January 23, 2015

On January 23, 2015, Manitoba Hydro filed with the PUB supporting materials with respect to its 2015/16 & 2016/17 General Rate Application.

January 16, 2015

On January 16, 2015, Manitoba Hydro filed its 2015/16 & 2016/17 General Rate Application (GRA) with the PUB. In its Application, Manitoba Hydro is requesting approval, on an interim basis, of a 3.95% across-the-board rate increase effective April 1, 2015, and a further 3.95% across-the-board rate increase effective April 1, 2016. Manitoba Hydro is also seeking final approval of the 2.75% across-the-board rate increase effective May 1, 2014, that was approved on an interim basis in Order 49/14. Further information in support of Manitoba Hydro's GRA will be filed on January 23, 2015.

If approved by the PUB, a residential customer, without electric space heat, using an average of 1,000 kilowatt hours per month, will see an increase in their electricity bill of $3.20 per month effective April 1, 2015. A residential customer with electric space heat, using an average of 2,000 kilowatt hours per month, will see an increase in their electricity bill of $6.11 per month. A similar increase will be experienced for the rates effective April 1, 2016.

May 7, 2014

The PUB issued Order 51/14 approving rate schedules reflecting a 2.75% across-the-board rate increase for all customer classes, effective May 1, 2014. A typical residential customer, without electric space heat, using an average of 1,000 kilowatt hours per month, will see an increase in their electricity bill of $2.17 per month. A residential customer with electric space heat, using an average of 2,000 kilowatt hours per month, will see an increase in their electricity bill of $4.15 per month.

May 6, 2014

On May 6, 2014, the PUB issued Order 49/14 with respect to Manitoba Hydro's Application for Interim Electric Rates Effective April 1, 2014. Order 49/14 approves a 2.75% across-the-board rate increase for all customer classes effective May 1, 2014. The PUB directed that 0.75% of the increase granted flow into an existing Deferral Account to assist with the payment of costs associated with Bipole III once it comes in-service.

The 2.75% rate increase will remain until confirmed by further Order from the PUB.

April 30, 2014

On April 30, Manitoba Hydro filed its Reply Submission with respect to its Application for Interim Electric Rates.

April 15, 2014

On April 15, Manitoba Hydro filed responses to Information Requests with respect to its Application for Interim Electric Rates.

March 28, 2014

On March 28, 2014, Manitoba Hydro amended its Application for Interim Electric Rates Effective April 1, 2014, to also request PUB approval, on an interim basis, to implement new Light Emitting Diode (LED) rates for the Area and Roadway Lighting customer class.

Manitoba Hydro is presently converting existing High Pressure Sodium (HPS) roadway lights to LED lighting, which consume approximately 40 per cent less electricity compared to HPS lighting. Manitoba Hydro does not currently have rates in place for LED roadway lighting fixtures.

March 7, 2014

On March 7, 2014, Manitoba Hydro filed an Application for Interim Electric Rates Effective April 1, 2014 with the PUB. In its Application, Manitoba Hydro is requesting approval, on an interim basis, of a 3.95% general rate increase effective April 1, 2014, sufficient to generate additional revenue of $56 million in 2014/15, to be applied on an across-the-board basis for all customer classes.

If approved by the PUB, a typical residential customer, without electric space heat, using an average of 1,000 kilowatt hours per month, will see an increase in their electricity bill of $3.12 per month. A residential customer with electric space heat, using an average of 2,000 kilowatt hours per month, will see an increase in their electricity bill of $5.96 per month.

May 1, 2013

The PUB issued Order 48/13 approving rate schedules reflecting a 3.5% across-the-board rate increase for all customer classes, effective May 1, 2013.

April 26, 2013

On April 26, 2013, the PUB issued Order 43/13 with respect to Manitoba Hydro's 2012/13 & 2013/14 General Rate Application. Order 43/13 approves a 3.5% across-the-board rate increase for all customer classes effective May 1, 2013.

Order 43/13 also provides:

  • final approval for Manitoba Hydro to maintain in its rates and revenues the 1% rate change that was previously approved by the PUB on an interim basis and subsequently rolled back related to rates for April 1, 2010;
  • final approval of the 2.0% interim rate increase granted for April 1, 2012;
  • final approval of the 2.5% interim rate increase granted for September 1, 2012 for all customer classes. 

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