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Gas, Electric, Wind Energy Rates Set for March
Posted Date: 3/1/2017 10:45 AM

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

Natural Gas

The March natural gas commodity rate of $2.420 per gigajoule (GJ), down from $2.48 per GJ in February 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) march 2017
AltaGas Utilities $2.968
Direct Energy Regulated Services  $1.885
Gas Alberta Inc. $2.400
City of Medicine Hat Rate (based on the average) $2.420

Electricity 
The March electricity rate of $0.0338 per kilowatt hour, down from $0.0387 per kilowatt hour in February 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”


 march 2017 (PER KILOWATT HOUR) RESIDENTIAL COMMERCIAL

(SMALL/MEDIUM)
Enmax - Calgary $0.03439 $0.03439
Enmax – Cardston $0.03374 $0.03374
Enmax – Fort MacLeod $0.03374 $0.03374
Enmax - Ponoka $0.03489 $0.03489
Enmax – Red Deer $0.03508 $0.03508
Epcor - Crowsnest Pass $0.03275 $0.03275
Epcor - Edmonton $0.03320 $0.03320
Epcor – Fortis Alberta  $0.03275 $0.03275
Direct Energy Regulated - Atco Electric Area $0.03462 $0.03469
City of Lethbridge $0.03162 $0.03162
City of Medicine Hat Rate
(based on the average)

                 $0.0338

The March 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 February was $0.0422 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 March is $0.0040 per kilowatt hour.


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Media inquiries: 

Cal Lenz
Utilities Division Commissioner
City of Medicine Hat
403.502.8756