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Gas, Electric, Wind Energy Rates Set for January
Posted Date: 1/3/2017 10:30 AM

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

Natural Gas

The January natural gas commodity rate of $3.480 per gigajoule (GJ), up from $2.52 per GJ in December 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) January 2017
AltaGas Utilities $3.745
Direct Energy Regulated Services  $3.086
Gas Alberta Inc. $3.600
City of Medicine Hat Rate (based on the average) $3.480

Electricity 
The January electricity rate of $0.0427 per kilowatt hour, up from $0.0415 per kilowatt hour in December 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”


January 2017 (PER KILOWATT HOUR) RESIDENTIAL COMMERCIAL

(SMALL/MEDIUM)
Direct Energy Regulated – Atco Electric Area $0.043980 $0.043770
Enmax – Calgary $0.043943 $0.043943
Enmax – Cardston $0.043540 $0.043540
Epcor – Crowsnest Pass $0.040560 $0.040560
Enmax – Fort MacLeod $0.043540 $0.043540
Enmax – Ponoka $0.044550 $0.044550
Enmax – Red Deer $0.044810 $0.044810
Epcor – Edmonton $0.041110 $0.041110
Epcor – Fortis Alberta $0.040560 $0.041090
City of Lethbridge $0.039440 $0.039440
City of Medicine Hat Rate
(based on the average)

                 $0.0427

The January 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 December was $0.0442 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 January is $0.0040 per kilowatt hour.


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Media inquiries: 

Cal Lenz
Utilities Division Commissioner
City of Medicine Hat
403.502.8756