The provincial government appoints the seven members who serve on the Panel. Their mandate is to review rate applications submitted by SaskPower, SaskEnergy and Saskatchewan Government Insurance Auto Fund, and provide the government with an objective evaluation of each rate application.
The Minister responsible for the Crown Investments Corporation provides the Panel with instructions regarding the scope of each review. The Panel then:
The Panel analyzes all of the materials received from the Crown corporation, customers, the public and its consultants. It prepares and submits a written report containing its observations and recommendations to the Minister responsible for the Crown Investments Corporation and the Minister and President responsible for the particular Crown. The Panel's report and a media release summarizing the main elements of the report are posted on the Panel's web site.
The Minister for the Crown proposing a rate change presents the Panel’s final report, together with the Crown Corporation’s analysis of the report and recommendations, to Cabinet.
Confidentiality Guidelines have been developed in conjunction with the Crown corporations to provide guidance during the review process.