The Government of the Northwest Territories recognizes that the cost of power is a challenge for residential customers. Their TPSP program ensures that all NWT households can, with modest energy saving efforts, pay the same low power rate as Yellowknife.
From September 1 to March 31 each year, residential customers only pay the Yellowknife rate on the first 1,000 kilowatt hours (kWh) of power that they consume. After 1,000 kWh, each additional kilowatt hour is charged at the Zone Rate.
From April 1 to August 31 – when there are more hours of daylight – residential customers pay the Yellowknife rate (where costs are lower) on the first 600 kilowatt hours -- after that, each additional kilowatt hour, is charged at the Zone Rate.
Residential customers are automatically enrolled in the Territorial Power Support Program when they set up their household account. Customers can only have one TPSP account at any given time.
For more information on how to keep your power bill within the TPSP usage amount, visit our PowerWise section.