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Gas, Electric, Wind Energy Rates Set for August

Post Date:08/04/2020 9:15 AM
Medicine Hat – The City of Medicine Hat has set its August energy commodity rates.

Natural Gas
The August natural gas commodity rate of $1.7550 per gigajoule (GJ), up from the previous month of $1.2415 per GJ, for all customers is based on the average of the monthly gas charges set by Alberta gas distribution (pipes) owners.

August 2020 Rate per GJ 
Direct Energy Regulated Services (North and South) $1.3590 
Alta Gas Utilities Inc. $2.1510
City of Medicine Hat (based on the average) $1.7550
The City of Medicine Hat calculates the Monthly Reference Price based on the average of the rates approved by the Alberta Utilities Commission.

Electricity
The August electricity rate of $0.06462 per kilowatt hour, down from the previous month of $0.06577 per kilowatt hour, for Residential, Farm, Small and Medium Commercial, Unmetered Services and Rental Lighting, is based on the average of the rates for owners whose regulated rate tariffs are approved by the Alberta Utilities Commission under section 103(2) of the Electric Utilities Act for that calendar month as posted by the Alberta Utilities Commission on its internet page under Regulated Rate Option Regulation.

August 2020 (per kilowatt hour) Rate per kWh
Direct Energy Regulated Services $0.06319
ENMAX Energy Corporation $0.06222
EPCOR Energy Alberta GP (Edmonton) $0.06696
EPCOR Energy Alberta GP (outside Edmonton) $0.06609 
City of Medicine Hat (based on the average) $0.06462

The City of Medicine Hat calculates the Monthly Reference Price based on the average of the rates using the four Regulated Rate Option providers approved by the Alberta Utilities Commission under section 103(2) of the Electric Utilities Act.

The August 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 July was $0.07414 per kilowatt hour.

The City of Medicine Hat also offers a fixed electric commodity price for Residential, Farm, Small and Medium Commercial customers. The fixed rate for 2020 is $0.06800 per kilowatt hour.

The Gas Utility offers a fixed natural gas commodity price for all rate class customers. The fixed rate for 2020 is $3.50 per 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 August is $0.0050 per kilowatt hour.

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For further information, please contact:

Brad Maynes
Commissioner, Energy & Utilities Division
City of Medicine Hat
403.525.8614

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