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Gas, Electric, Wind Energy Rates Set for April
Posted Date: 4/3/2017 9:45 AM

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

Natural Gas

The April natural gas commodity rate of $2.720 per gigajoule (GJ), up from $2.42 per GJ in March 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) april 2017
AltaGas Utilities $3.384
Direct Energy Regulated Services  $2.267
Gas Alberta Inc. $2.500
City of Medicine Hat Rate (based on the average) $2.720

Electricity 
The April electricity rate of $0.0301 per kilowatt hour, down from $0.0338 per kilowatt hour in March 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”


 april 2017 (PER KILOWATT HOUR) RESIDENTIAL COMMERCIAL

(SMALL/MEDIUM)
Enmax - Calgary $0.03057 $0.03057
Enmax – Cardston $0.02945 $0.02945
Enmax – Fort MacLeod $0.02945 $0.02945
Enmax - Ponoka $0.03066 $0.03066
Enmax – Red Deer $0.03082 $0.03082
Epcor - Crowsnest Pass $0.02985 $0.02985
Epcor - Edmonton $0.03032 $0.03032
Epcor – Fortis Alberta  $0.02985 $0.03023
Direct Energy Regulated - Atco Electric Area $0.03083 $0.03079
City of Lethbridge $0.02823 $0.02823
City of Medicine Hat Rate
(based on the average)

                 $0.0301

The April 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 March was $0.0410 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 $0.0045 per kilowatt hour.


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Media inquiries: 

Cal Lenz
Utilities Division Commissioner
City of Medicine Hat
403.502.8756