|||The monthly cost estimates shown in the graph are based on a typical electricity bill in Alberta, consuming 600 kWh per month, totaling around $115. Costs will vary depending upon the distribution service area, the municipality where you live, your energy use and billing period.
Distribution and transmission rates may be different in each area of the province because they incur different costs to build, operate and maintain their system depending on how big the system is, how new it is and how many customers are sharing the cost. A distribution company that serves rural areas will cost more than a system that serves urban areas because the utility has to build, operate and maintain more poles, wires and facilities to serve each customer.
Distribution charges are typically higher than the energy charges. For information on why, please see
From resource to your home.