THUNDER BAY — Synergy North residential customers in Thunder Bay will see their electricity rate go up next year under a proposal the utility has submitted to the Ontario Energy Board.
But residential customers in Kenora can expect to see their rate go down.
Synergy North's application to the energy board seeks a change in electricity distribution rates effective May 1, 2024.
On a monthly basis, the rate would increase by $3.47 for a typical residential consumer in Thunder Bay using 750 kWh, while it would decrease for Kenora residents by $4.97.
Typical customers in the general service category in Thunder Bay using less than 50 kW would see their monthly charge go down by $6.19, but general service customers in Kenora would get an increase of $11.25.
An energy board notice states that other Synergy North customers, including businesses, may also be affected, but no further details are provided.
The board will hold a public hearing to consider the application.
Anyone requesting to be an intervenor must apply by Sept. 25.
The energy board has three types of hearings — oral, electronic and written — but Synergy North has applied for a written hearing.
More information is available on the board's website.