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NB Power ordered to recalculate rate hike

The 2% increase was to help cover a budgeted revenue requirement of $1.7 billion.


September 15, 2015
by CANADIAN PRESS

SAINT JOHN, NB — New Brunswick’s provincial regulator has ordered NB Power to recalculate its proposed rate hike.

The company had proposed a 2% rate hike across all classes to help cover a budgeted revenue requirement of $1.7 billion.

In an interim decision released Sept. 14, the New Brunswick Energy and Utilities Board ordered the power company to reduce that figure by a total of $4 million.

The board says NB Power should recalculate the rate increase required for all classes and refile the information as soon as possible.

The board says it will approve the revised rates following a review of those documents.

The rate hike is expected to take effect Oct. 1.

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