Gas, electric, wind energy rates set for October

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

Natural Gas

The October natural gas commodity rate of $5.1140 per gigajoule (GJ), down from the previous month of $7.2120 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
October 2022Rate per GJ
Direct Energy Regulated Services (North and South) $4.595
APEX Utilities Inc. (Formerly AltaGas Utilities Inc.) $5.632
City of Medicine Hat Rate (based on the average) $5.114

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 October electricity rate of $0.18723 per kilowatt hour, up from the previous month of $0.15785 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
October 2022Rate per kWh
Direct Energy Regulated Services $0.18190
ENMAX Energy Corporation $0.18031
EPCOR Energy Alberta GP (Edmonton) $0.19501
EPCOR Energy Alberta GP (outside Edmonton) $0.19168
City of Medicine Hat Rate (based on the average) $0.18723

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 October 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 September was $0.2864 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 October is $0.0005 per kilowatt hour.

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