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Gas, Electric, Wind Energy Rates Set for February
Posted Date: 2/1/2017 10:00 AM

Medicine Hat - The City of Medicine Hat has set its February energy commodity rates.

Natural Gas

The February natural gas commodity rate of $2.480 per gigajoule (GJ), down from $3.48 per GJ in January for all customers, is based on the average of the monthly gas charges set by Alberta gas distribution (pipes) owners and Gas Alberta Inc.


(PER GIGAJOULE) february 2017
AltaGas Utilities $2.203
Direct Energy Regulated Services  $2.642
Gas Alberta Inc. $2.600
City of Medicine Hat Rate (based on the average) $2.480

Electricity 
The February electricity rate of $0.0387 per kilowatt hour, down from $0.0427 per kilowatt hour in January for Residential, Farm, Small and Medium Commercial, Unmetered Services and Rental Lighting, is based on the average of the monthly electric energy charges set by Alberta electric distribution (wires) owners as established in accordance with the provisions of the Alberta Regulated Rate Option (RRO) Regulation (AR 262/2005) with the following exceptions:

  • RRO electric energy charges set by Rural Electrification Associations (REAs) that own electric distribution systems in rural Alberta; and
  • RRO electric energy charges set for customer classes described as anything other than “Residential” or “Commercial”


 february 2017 (PER KILOWATT HOUR) RESIDENTIAL COMMERCIAL

(SMALL/MEDIUM)
Direct Energy Regulated – Atco Electric Area $0.03977 $0.03972
Enmax – Calgary $0.03924 $0.03924
Enmax – Cardston $0.03850 $0.03850
Epcor – Crowsnest Pass $0.03816 $0.03816
Enmax – Fort MacLeod $0.03850 $0.03850
Enmax – Ponoka $0.03958 $0.03958
Enmax – Red Deer $0.03981 $0.03981
Epcor – Edmonton $0.03873 $0.03873
Epcor – Fortis Alberta $0.03816 $0.03867
City of Lethbridge $0.03590 $0.03590
City of Medicine Hat Rate
(based on the average)

                 $0.0387

The February 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 $0.0440 per kilowatt hour. 

Fixed Energy Commodity Price Options
The Electric Utility offers a fixed electricity commodity price for Residential, Farm, Small and Medium Commercial customers. The fixed rate for 2017 is $0.0680 per kilowatt hour (kWh). 

The Gas Utility offers a fixed natural gas commodity price for all rate class customers. The fixed rate for 2017 is $5.80 per gigajoule (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 February is $0.0035 per kilowatt hour.


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Media inquiries: 

Cal Lenz
Utilities Division Commissioner
City of Medicine Hat
403.502.8756