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Gas, Electric, Wind Energy Rates Set for February

Post Date:02/01/2018 9:00 AM

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

Natural Gas
The February natural gas commodity rate of $2.236 per gigajoule (GJ), up from $1.736 per GJ in January 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 * February 2018
AltaGas Utilities $2.328
Direct Energy Regulated Services
$2.143
City of Medicine Hat (based on the average)
$2.236

* 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 February electricity rate of $0.0488 per kilowatt hour, down from $0.0493 per kilowatt hour in January 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.

February 2018 (per Kilowatt Hour) *
Rate per kWh
Direct Energy Regulated Services $0.04831
ENMAX Energy Corporation
$0.05183
EPCOR Energy Alberta GP (Edmonton) $0.04781
EPCOR Energy Alberta GP (outside Edmonton)
$0.04720
City of Medicine Hat (based on the average)
$0.0488

* 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 February 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 February 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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