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Gas, Electric, Wind Energy Rates Set for January

Post Date:01/02/2018 10:54 AM

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

Natural Gas
The January natural gas commodity rate of $1.736 per gigajoule (GJ), DOWN from $2.27 per GJ in December 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 * January 2018
AltaGas Utilities $1.560
Direct Energy Regulated Services
$1.911
City of Medicine Hat (based on the average)
$1.736

Effective January 1, 2018 the City of Medicine Hat will calculate the Monthly Reference Price based on the average of the rates approved by the Alberta Utilities Commission.

Electricity 
The January electricity rate of $0.0493 per kilowatt hour, UP from $0.0394 per kilowatt hour in December for Residential, Farm, Small and Medium Commercial, Unmetered Services and Rental Lighting, is based on the average of the rates for owners whose regulated rate tariffs are approved by the Alberta Utilities Commission under section 103(2) of the Electric Utilities Act for that calendar month as posted by the Alberta Utilities Commission on its internet page under Regulated Rate Option Regulation.

January 2018 (per Kilowatt Hour) *
Rate per kWh
Direct Energy Regulated Services $0.05143
ENMAX Energy Corporation
$0.05112
EPCOR Energy Alberta GP (Edmonton) $0.04772
EPCOR Energy Alberta GP (outside Edmonton)
$0.04703
City of Medicine Hat (based on the average)
$0.0493

* Effective January 1, 2018 the City of Medicine Hat will calculate the Monthly Reference Price based on the average of the rates using the four Regulated Rate Option providers approved by the Alberta Utilities Commission under section 103(2) of the Electric Utilities Act. This calculation aligns with the Regulated Rate Cap Regulation.

The January 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 December was $0.0420 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 2018 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 2018 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 January is $0.0060 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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