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Gas, Electric, Wind Energy Rates Set for September

Post Date:09/01/2017 10:30 AM

Medicine Hat – The City of Medicine Hat has set its September energy commodity rates.

Natural Gas
The September natural gas commodity rate of $1.350 per gigajoule (GJ), down from $2.23 per GJ in August for all customers, is based on the average of the monthly gas charges set by Alberta gas distribution (pipes) owners and Gas Alberta Inc.

Per Gigajoule September 2017
AltaGas Utilities $1.211
Direct Energy Regulated Services
$1.434
Gas Alberta Inc.
$1.400
City of Medicine Hat (based on the average)
$1.350

Electricity 
The September electricity rate of $0.0368 per kilowatt hour, down from $0.0388 per kilowatt hour in August for Residential, Farm, Small and Medium Commercial, Unmetered Services and Rental Lighting, is based on the average of the monthly electric energy charges set by Alberta electric distribution (wires) owners as established in accordance with the provisions of the Alberta Regulated Rate Option (RRO) Regulation (AR 262/2005) with the following exceptions:

  • RRO electric energy charges set by Rural Electrification Associations (REAs) that own electric distribution systems in rural Alberta; and
  • RRO electric energy charges set for customer classes described as anything other than “Residential” or “Commercial”
September 2017 (per Kilowatt Hour)
Residential Commercial (Small/Medium)
Enmax - Calgary
$0.037661
$0.037661
Enmax – Cardston
$0.03826
$0.03826
Enmax – Fort MacLeod
$0.03826
$0.03826
Enmax - Ponoka
$0.03942
$0.03942
Enmax – Red Deer
$0.03950
$0.03950
Epcor - Crowsnest Pass
$0.03320
$0.03364
Epcor - Edmonton
$0.03365
$0.03365
Epcor – Fortis Alberta 
$0.03320
$0.03364
Direct Energy Regulated - Atco Electric Area
$0.03825
$0.03836
City of Lethbridge
$0.03566
$0.03566
City of Medicine Hat (based on the average)

$0.0368

The September default electricity rate for Large Commercial, Industrial and Street Lighting customers is based on the monthly average Alberta Power Pool price as established and published by the Alberta Electric System Operator (AESO) plus $0.02 per kilowatt hour. The rate for August was $0.0446 per kilowatt hour. 

Fixed Energy Commodity Price Options
The Electric Utility offers a fixed electricity commodity price for Residential, Farm, Small and Medium Commercial customers. The fixed rate for 2017 is $0.0680 per kilowatt hour (kWh).

The Gas Utility offers a fixed natural gas commodity price for all rate class customers. The fixed rate for 2017 is $5.80 per gigajoule (GJ).

Going Green Charge
Customers also have a “Going Green” surcharge on their bill. This surcharge is for renewable energy purchased for residential, farm, small and medium commercial customers.

The Going Green surcharge is calculated monthly to recover costs incurred to purchase renewable energy.

The Going Green surcharge for September is $0.0050 per kilowatt hour.

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Media Inquiries
Cal Lenz
Utilities Division Commissioner
City of Medicine Hat
403.502.8756

 


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