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The energy charge on your bill is determined by the open and competitive wholesale energy-only electricity market. Utility customers in Alberta have a choice of retail service providers and can evaluate their choice of providers though the Utilities Consumer Advocate website.
For regulated rate option (RRO) customers, the energy charge (or commodity charge) on your bill is determined monthly according to the energy price-setting plan approved by the AUC. These monthly rates are intended to reflect the actual wholesale electricity prices for the month and will fluctuate between months based on supply and demand in the electricity marketplace.
The charge on your utility bill is based on your consumption for the billing period, which is calculated per kilowatt-hour (kWh). This charge does not include any costs or services related to delivery of the energy to your home or business.
*Monthly cost estimates based on a typical residential consumer’s electricity bill in Alberta. Costs will vary depending upon the distribution service area, the municipality where you live, your energy use and billing period.*
Customers who receive service under an RRO rate will not be charged more than 13.5 cents per kilowatt hour in January, February and March 2023. Any costs above the 13.5 cent price ceiling will be deferred until rates drop and will be repaid over 21 months (April 2023 to December 2024). Visit the Government of Alberta’s Affordability Action Plan website for more information.
Rates shown above are the energy rates charged to customers who receive service under an RRO rate in price per kilowatt-hour (kWh). If a customer does not choose a retail contract for service, that service is typically provided by the regulated service provider and will be charged a variable RRO rate. To compare rates please visit the UCA website or call 310-4822.
The delivery of electricity is regulated and won’t change from one retailer to the next. The AUC determines the delivery costs for transmission and distribution through a review process where the UCA represents retail customers in these proceedings. For more information about how rates are determined for transmission and distribution, please visit How rates are set.