2020-21 SaskEnergy Annual Report

Notes to the Consolidated Financial Statements







Balance, beginning of year




Installments Redemptions






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Change in fair value through OCI


Balance, end of year



Less: Current portion of debt retirement funds






OCI - Other Comprehensive Income

The investments held in debt retirement funds are primarily Federal and Provincial Government debt instruments. The average return on these investments is 3.0 per cent for the period (2020 – 3.0 per cent). As at March 31, 2021 approximately $14 million is required to be invested in debt retirement funds on an annual basis. 8. FINANCIAL AND DERIVATIVE INSTRUMENTS For recurring and non-recurring fair value measurements, the Corporation estimates the price at which an orderly transaction to sell the asset or to transfer the liability would take place between market participants at the reporting date under current market conditions. This requires the Corporation to make certain assumptions, including the principal (or most advantageous) market, the most appropriate valuation technique and the most appropriate valuation premise. The Corporation’s own credit risk and the credit risk of the counterparty have been taken into account in determining the fair value of financial assets and liabilities, including derivative instruments. In measuring fair value, the Corporation classifies items according to the fair value hierarchy based on the amount of observable inputs. Level 1 valuations use quoted prices (unadjusted) that are available in active markets for identical assets or liabilities as at the reporting date. Active markets are those in which transactions occur in sufficient frequency and volume to provide ongoing pricing information. Level 2 valuations are based on inputs that are either directly or indirectly observable for the asset or liability as at the reporting date. Inputs include quoted market prices, time value, volatility factors and broker quotations which can be substantially observed or corroborated in the marketplace. Level 3 inputs are unobservable for the particular assets and liabilities as at the reporting date. The Corporation did not classify any of its fair value measurements within Level 3.


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