Gas, electric, wind energy rates set for December

Medicine Hat – The City of Medicine Hat has set its December 2022 energy commodity rates.

Natural Gas

The December natural gas commodity rate of $6.1540 per gigajoule (GJ), up from the previous month of $5.5070 per GJ, for all customers is based on the average of the monthly gas charges set by Alberta gas distribution (pipes) owners.

Natural Gas Rates
December 2022Rate per GJ
Direct Energy Regulated Services (North and South) $6.140
APEX Utilities Inc. (Formerly AltaGas Utilities Inc.) $6.167
City of Medicine Hat Rate (based on the average) $6.154

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 December electricity rate of $0.22990 per kilowatt hour, up from the previous month of $0.17734 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.

Electricity Rates
December 2022Rate per kWh
Direct Energy Regulated Services $0.21768
ENMAX Energy Corporation $0.22133
EPCOR Energy Alberta GP (Edmonton) $0.24208
EPCOR Energy Alberta GP (outside Edmonton) $0.23852
City of Medicine Hat Rate (based on the average) $0.22990

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 December 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 November was $0.20684 per kilowatt hour.

Fixed Rate Option

The City of Medicine Hat also offers a fixed electric commodity price for Residential, Farm, Small and Medium Commercial customers. The fixed rate for 2022 is $0.0800 per kilowatt hour.

The Gas Utility offers a fixed natural gas commodity price for all rate class customers. The fixed rate for 2022 is $4.35 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 December is $0.0005 per kilowatt hour.

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