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Gas, Electric, Wind Energy Rates Set for December

Post Date:12/01/2017 10:08 AM

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

Natural Gas
The December natural gas commodity rate of $2.27 per gigajoule (GJ), UP from $1.87 per GJ in November 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 December 2017
AltaGas Utilities $2.214
Direct Energy Regulated Services
$2.303
Gas Alberta Inc.
$2.300
City of Medicine Hat (based on the average)
$2.270

Electricity 
The December electricity rate of $0.0394 per kilowatt hour, UP from $0.0355 per kilowatt hour in November 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”
December 2017 (per Kilowatt Hour)
Residential Commercial (Small/Medium)
Enmax - Calgary $0.03996
$0.03996
Enmax – Cardston
$0.04067
$0.04067
Enmax – Fort MacLeod
$0.04067
$0.04067
Enmax - Ponoka
$0.0418
$0.0418
Enmax – Red Deer
$0.04188
$0.04188
Epcor - Crowsnest Pass
$0.03732
$0.03781
Epcor - Edmonton $0.03774
$0.03774
Epcor – Fortis Alberta 
$0.03732 $0.03781
Direct Energy Regulated - Atco Electric Area
$0.04027
$0.04027
City of Lethbridge
$0.03543
$0.03543
City of Medicine Hat (based on the average)

$0.0394

The December 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 November was $0.0450 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 December is $0.0055 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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