Purpose and Process

The Saskatchewan Rate Review Panel was formed in 2000.   The Panel is comprised of members of the general public appointed by the Minister of Crown Investments.

Panel Members are:

  • Albert Johnston, Chair
  • Delaine Barber, Vice-Chair
  • Glenn Dutchak
  • Bonnie Guillou
  • Kim Hartl
  • Duane Hayunga
  • Keith Moen

The Panel’s role is to conduct independent reviews and provide informed opinions on the fairness of rate changes proposed by SaskPower, SaskEnergy and SGI (on behalf of the Saskatchewan Auto Fund).

The Panel receives specific instructions on the scope of each review through a “ministerial order” through the Minister of Crown Investments. The process generally includes:

  • Receipt of a rate change application from the Crown corporation which is posted on the Panel’s website.
  • Engagement of consultants to obtain technical advice on the application.
  • Hosting public meetings with participation from the Crown corporation seeking the rate change.
  • Receipt of written submissions from stakeholders.

After reviewing and analyzing the information available the Panel prepares a written report and submits it to the Minister of Crown Investments. The Panel makes its report public through a news releases, and website posting.

The Saskatchewan Government makes the final decision on rate change requests.