Saskatoon Light & Power
Saskatoon Light & Power Customer Information Guide
Saskatoon Light & Power's Customer Information Guide has been updated as of February 1, 2019. The guide provides information for anyone wanting to upgrade an existing or install a new electrical service, and includes service entrance, metering requirements, as well as safety information.
Some of the major updates in the Customer Information Guide include:
- Clarification around the service entrance requirements for residential services, along with contact information and clarification on conduits used by Communication companies;
- A layout of all steps involved in an electrical installation;
- A new section has been added to address Infill Developments;
- Underground service installations that do not have a splitter will be required to have a loop box installed.
For more information, please call 306-975-7768.
RATE INCREASE FOR SASKATOON LIGHT & POWER CUSTOMERS
City Council has approved an overall electrical rate increase of 3.5 percent. For the average residential customer, this is a monthly increase of approximately $4.00. The rate increase is effective March 1, 2018.
A few tips to reduce your energy use:
1. Ensure your home is well insulated and properly sealed.
2. When replacing appliances, invest in energy efficient models.
3. Install a programmable thermostat and automatic timer on your lights.
Our mandate is to provide safe, reliable, and cost effective electricity in an environmentally responsible way to the over 60,000 properties within our service area.
We purchase power in bulk from SaskPower, and distribute that power through a system of substations, distribution lines and transformers to our customers.
We also own and maintain the City’s street light system.
Our focus is customer service. We maintain our infrastructure, and ensure our staff are well-trained and safe. This helps ensure both power outages, and the time it takes to restore power to our customers is minimized.
Saskatoon Light & Power Service Area
Saskatoon Light & Power provides electrical service within the 1958 City boundary with the exception of the University of Saskatchewan which is jointly serviced by SL&P and SaskPower. The areas outside the 1958 boundary are served by SaskPower.
As the boundaries intersect in some neighbourhoods, SL&P and SaskPower each provide service to the following areas: Airport Business Area, Arbor Creek, College Park East, CN Industrial, Erindale, Evergreen, North Industrial and Westview.
If you're uncertain of who provides your electrical service, you can consult your monthly utility bill or call Saskatoon Light & Power at 306-975-2414 during regular business hours. After hours, you can contact the City's 24-Hour Customer Service Centre at 306-975-2476.
Careers at Saskatoon Light & Power
We believe in providing our staff with opportunities for growth and training, and career advancement.
We’re currently engaged in a proactive apprenticeship training program that will see apprenticeship opportunities continue over the next several years.
In co-operation with International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local Union 319, over the next decade we will see a transition from non-trade support positions to Journeyman apprenticeships. In addition, as employees retire, there will be a number of opportunities for further apprenticeships to replace these workers.
The apprenticeship program focuses on the Powerline Technician and Power Electrician trades. Those who successfully complete the apprenticeships will have the opportunity to work in an exciting, challenging and rewarding field of work.
If you are interested in pursuing an apprenticeship position, our minimum requirements include:
- Grade 12 education
- One of the following: Foundations of Mathematics 30, Workplace and Apprenticeship 30 or Pre-Calculus 30 (classes equivalent to the former Math A30 (Algebra 20) and Math C30 (Trigonometry 30) will also be recognized)
- Physics 30
Are you up to the challenge? Visit Careers at the City of Saskatoon.
Did You Know?
Saskatoon Light & Power:
- Was founded in 1906.
- Provides power to about 117,200 Saskatoon residents!
- Serves an area about 69 square kilometers in size.
- Owns and maintains approximately 25,600 street light fixtures.
- Approximately 2,500 LED street lights have been installed by Saskatoon Light & Power, which has reduced total energy consumption by an estimated 950,000 kilowatt-hours annually.
- Is debt free and contributes its annual operating surplus of about $24.6 million to the City.
- Pays the City an additional $22.0 million each year in municipal surcharges as a grant in lieu of taxes.
- Provides approximately 158 permanent jobs in the areas of Administration, System Planning, Construction and Operation. Utility meter reading and bill collection services common to Electrical, Water and Sewer Utilities are provided by the Revenue Division, Asset & Financial Management Department of the City.
- Provides decorative lighting on twelve main City roadways and bridges during the Christmas season.
- Is a member of the Canadian Electricity Association (CEA) and participates in the CEA Sustainable Electricity Program.