March 8, 2018
What we are asking:
We are asking the Manitoba Public Utilities Board to reject Manitoba Hydro’s application for a 7.9% rate increase effective April 1, 2018.
We are also asking the Manitoba Public Utilities Board to direct Manitoba Hydro to seek input from Manitoba ratepayers, including residential consumers, businesses (small, medium and large) and First Nations, before filing its next rate application.
Manitoba Hydro should be directed to meaningfully seek input from consumers (for example through workshops, town halls, surveys) on the level and timing of rate increases and alternatives to rate increases before the corporation finalizes its plans.
Manitoba Hydro should be directed to report back to Manitobans on feedback received from ratepayers, including how the feedback is being incorporated into its application to the PUB, or why it is not possible to incorporate.