NB Power is applying for a 2 per cent rate hike that would take effect April 1

The Crown corporation says it applied to the Energy and Utilities Board Monday for the same rate of increase for all customers including residential, farm, commercial, institutional, industrial and wholesale.

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NB Power is looking to reach a debt-to-equity ratio of 80-20 by paying down nearly a billion dollars' worth of debt by 2021

If approved, the rate increase would cost an extra $4 per month for the average New Brunswick family.

NB Power also applied for a 2 percent rate increase earlier this year, but the EUB only agreed to a 1.6 percent hike. That took effect October 1st.