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Gas, Electric, Wind Energy Rates Set for February

Post Date:02/03/2020 12:01 PM

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

Natural Gas
The February natural gas commodity rate of $2.2215 per gigajoule (GJ), down from the previous month of $2.2670 per gigajoule (GJ) in the previous month, for all customers is based on the average of the monthly gas charges set by Alberta gas distribution (pipes) owners. 

February 2020 (rate per gigajoule) Rate per GJ
Direct Energy Regulated Services (North and South)
$2.2420
AltaGas Utilities Inc.
$2.2010
City of Medicine Hat Rate (based on the average)
$2.2215

The City of Medicine Hat calculates the Monthly Reference Price based on the average of the rates approved by the Alberta Utilities Commission.

Electricity
The February electricity rate of $0.08315 per kilowatt hour, up from the previous month of $0.07995 per kilowatt hour, 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 2020 (per kilowatt hour) Rate per kWh
Direct Energy Regulated Services $0.08129
ENMAX Energy Corporation $0.07837
EPCOR Energy Alberta GP (Edmonton)
$0.08722
EPCOR Energy Alberta GP (outside Edmonton) $0.08572
City of Medicine Hat Rate (based on the average)
$0.08315

The City of Medicine Hat calculates 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. 

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 January was $0.14067 per kilowatt hour. The fixed rate for 2020 is $0.06800 per kilowatt hour.

The Gas Utility offers a fixed natural gas commodity price for all rate class customers. The fixed rate for 2020 is $3.50 per 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 $0.0030 per kilowatt hour.

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For further information, please contact:
Bradley D. Maynes
Commissioner, Energy & Utilities Division
City of Medicine Hat
403.502.8756

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