The fixed rate option offers utility customers the ability to remove month-to-month price variability from the electric and gas portions of their utility statement by locking in the price. Each month, the energy charge portion of the utility statement would be based on the amount consumed multiplied by the fixed rate. Customer can choose to sign up for one or both. Customers can opt out after six months.
Current Fixed Rate Charge
The price is set on an annual basis and is adjusted each January. Please refer to the Utility Rate Brochure for price changes.
Frequently Asked Questions
How does it work?
The fixed rate option removes month-to-month price volatility from customers’ electric and/or gas utility statement by locking in their energy price for a minimum of six months. The energy charge portion of the utility statement would be based on the amount of consumption used at the fixed price.
Who is eligible?
Residential, small commercial and medium commercial customers in the Medicine Hat electric and gas utility service area are eligible for the fixed rate option.
Are there any fees or charges?
No, there are no fees or charges associated with opting in or opting out of the energy fixed rate.
How do I sign up?
There are a number of ways. Customers can contact City Hall’s Customer Service department to participate using a number of different methods.
- In person by visiting City Hall
- By calling 403.529.8111
- By faxing the sign-up form to 403.525.8696
- By sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
What if I decide not to participate anymore?
Customers can opt out at any time by using any of the same methods listed above for signing-up, once they have completed their 6 month obligation.
Are there limits to how many times I can sign up?
No, there are no limitations to how many times customers can opt in or opt out of the energy fixed rate. Whether opting in or out, however, it’s important to note that the new rate will become effective on the first day of the next Billing Period. Customers have an obligation to remain on the program for a minimum of 6 months.
580 First Street SE
Main Floor, City Hall
Medicine Hat, AB T1A 8E6