In Alberta, customers have a choice of energy retail service providers and can choose between a fixed or variable regulated rate option (RRO).

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 those prices 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.*

 

Current electricity rates approvals

​Regulated rate option approvals​2022 distribution rate approvals2022 transmission rate approvals

Variable regulated rate option (RRO)

Rates shown above are the energy rates charged to utility customers who have selected a variable RRO rate with a competitive retailer in price per kilowatt-hour (kWh). If a customer does not choose a retail contract for utility service, that service is typically provided by the “default supply 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.

 

Retailer rates and terms and conditions of service

Direct Energy Regulated Services
EN​MAX E​nergy
EPCOR Energy (Edmonton)
EPCOR Energy (outside Edmonton)

Distribution rates and terms and conditions of service

ATCO ​E​lec​tric
ENM​AX Pow​er
EPCOR Dis​trib​​ution & T​ransmission
Fortis​Alber​ta​​​ Inc​.