The province’s Consumer Advocate says there needs to be a hearing with all players to discuss ways of keeping electricity affordable following Muskrat Falls.
Dennis Browne says a hearing before the Public Utilities Board with industry, companies, municipalities and consumers could be step one in finding a system that works for us.
Because simply put, he says we cannot pay rates in excess of 14 or 15 cents a kilowatt hour.
He says that would bring havoc to businesses, municipalities, and everyone who pays for electricity. He says we need a system in place to deal with this problem.
Brown says a public inquiry into Muskrat Falls at the completion of the project is essential as electricity is a necessity.