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New electric utility rates to take effect March 1

February 3, 2020 5:32 PM
(Red Deer, Alberta)

At this afternoon’s regular Council Meeting, Red Deer City Council passed amendments to the Electric Utility Bylaw, which saw slight rate increases set to take effect March 1.

In 2020, the average household will see an increase of approximately $0.87 per month on their electrical bill. These fee changes will take effect March 1, 2020, and residents will see the rates reflected on their April utility bills.

Electric utility rates are comprised of distribution, transmission, local access and other industry charges, and have a component that is based on the amount of electricity used. Residents see these charges on electrical bills from their retail provider.

The transmission charge is the charge for using the provincial transmission system. This is a charge from the Alberta Electric System Operator (AESO) paid by all customers.

The distribution charge is the charge for our delivery services. This includes:

  • Building, operating, maintaining, upgrading and replacing power lines and facilities
  • 24-hour emergency response and repair
  • Office operations
  • Installing and reading electricity meters
  • Providing consumption and tariff billing information to your retailer
  • Providing safety and energy awareness information

More information about electric utility rates is available online at reddeer.ca/electricutility.

For more information, please contact:

Electric Light & Power
The City of Red Deer
403-342-8274

Communications & Strategic Planning
The City of Red Deer
403-342-8147

 

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