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Gas, Electric, Wind Energy Rates Set for March

Post Date:03/02/2020 9:34 AM

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

Natural Gas
The March natural gas commodity rate of $1.5730 per gigajoule (GJ), down from the previous month of $2.2215 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. 

March 2020 (rate per gigajoule) Rate per GJ
Direct Energy Regulated Services (North and South)
$1.6600
AltaGas Utilities Inc.
$1.4860
City of Medicine Hat Rate (based on the average)
$1.5730

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 March electricity rate of $0.06865 per kilowatt hour, down from the previous month of $0.08315 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.

March 2020 (per kilowatt hour) Rate per kWh
Direct Energy Regulated Services $0.06793
ENMAX Energy Corporation $0.06570
EPCOR Energy Alberta GP (Edmonton)
$0.07104
EPCOR Energy Alberta GP (outside Edmonton) $0.06991
City of Medicine Hat Rate (based on the average)
$0.06865

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 March 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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