The Government of Yukon is committed to making life more affordable for Yukoners and lowering the cost of living and doing business in our territory. To reduce the continued impacts of inflation on Yukoners, the Minister responsible for the Yukon Development Corporation, John Streicker, is announcing an extension of the $150 Inflation Relief Rebate on electricity bills. This rebate will again be applied automatically to ATCO Electric Yukon and Yukon Energy electricity bills, regardless of usage.
All non-government residential and commercial electricity customers will see a $50 credit on their bills over March, April, and May. This allows Yukoners and Yukon businesses to keep more of their money in their own pocket, despite a global rise in inflation.
The government will continue to monitor inflation and costs of living to determine when to apply a further rebate extension to electricity bills.
This rebate is provided in addition to the ongoing Interim Electrical Rebate, which provides residential customers a rebate of up to $22.62 per month on their electrical bills for the first 1,000 kilowatt hours of power used each month.
This is the third extension of the Inflation Relief Rebate. This program was first introduced by the Government of Yukon in March 2022, and initially extended in September 2022.
The Inflation Relief Rebate is part of the Government of Yukon’s ongoing work to mitigate the impacts of inflation and make life more affordable for all Yukoners.
Yukoners are still seeing increased costs across many essential goods and services. The Inflation Relief Rebate has been extended to provide immediate support to help offset these impacts as our government continues to explore long-term solutions to inflation.
Minister responsible for the Yukon Development Corporation John Streicker
The Inflation Relief Rebate is for all non-government residential and commercial customer rate classes. All eligible customers will automatically receive $50 per month, for three months, regardless of electricity usage.
This is the third installment of the rebate. The first ran during the summer of 2022 and the second from October to December 2022.