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Gas, Electric, Wind Energy Rates Set for May

Post Date:05/01/2020 8:43 AM

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

Natural Gas 
The May natural gas commodity rate of $2.2720 per gigajoule (GJ), down from the previous month of $2.2860 per GJ, for all customers is based on the average of the monthly gas charges set by Alberta gas distribution (pipes) owners.



 May 2020 (per GJ)  Rate per GJ
 Direct Energy Regulated Services (North and South)  $2.5640
 AltaGas Utilities Inc.  $1.9800
 City of Medicine Hat (based on the average)  $2.2720 
   

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 May electricity rate of $0.05607 per kilowatt hour, down from the previous month of $0.05736 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.



 May 2020 (per kilowatt hour)  Rate per kWh
 Direct Energy Regulated Services  $0.06046
 ENMAX Energy Corporation  $0.05529
 EPCOR Energy Alberta GP (Edmonton)  $0.5465
 EPCOR Energy Alberta GP (outside Edmonton)  $0.5389
 City of Medicine Hat (based on the average)  $0.05607


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 May 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 April was $0.04892 per kilowatt hour.

The City of Medicine Hat also offers a fixed electric commodity price for Residential, Farm, Small and Medium Commercial customers. 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 May is $0.0040 per kilowatt hour.

 

For further information, please contact:

Brad Maynes
Commissioner, Energy & Utilities Division
City of Medicine Hat
403.525.8614

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