Gas, Electric, Wind Energy Rates Set for August
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 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:
Commissioner, Energy & Utilities Division
City of Medicine Hat