CALGARY, June 25 /CNW/ - The fixed electricity price for ENMAX Energy's
EasyMax plan will rise 14 percent to eight cents per kWh on the 1st of July,
with a further increase likely by the end of the year.
"We remain committed to offering Albertans the lowest prices for
electricity", explained Gary Holden, CEO of ENMAX Energy, "but costs have
risen steadily since we introduced the EasyMax program, and this is reflected
in our new rate."
"We anticipate this trend to continue and so the longer people wait to
choose EasyMax, the more expensive it is likely to get", continued Holden.
"Those who signed early have benefited from our prices, which have been much
lower than their alternatives and we expect those who sign now will similarly
Other features of the popular EasyMax program for residential and small
commercial customers will continue:
- Customers can cancel or change their plan at any time without paying
any penalties. This feature allows customers to confidently lock in
their electricity price without fear of making a mistake.
- Customers who combine natural gas with their electricity purchase can
receive additional savings of up to $500 over the five-year life of
the plan, which can be used to reduce their bill or to purchase
additional products or services from ENMAX Energy.
ENMAX Energy Corporation, a subsidiary of ENMAX Corporation, is Alberta's
leading competitive electricity retailer. In addition to electricity, ENMAX
Energy provides natural gas, renewable energy and value-added services to
residential, commercial and industrial customers throughout Alberta. ENMAX
Energy contracts low-cost reliable electricity from the Keephills and Battle
River coal-fired plants and meets peak demand through a long term agreement
with the natural gas fired Calgary Energy Centre. Through a subsidiary, it is
one of Alberta's largest investors in renewable energy with 50 per cent
ownership of the McBride Lake Wind Farm and 100 per cent ownership of the
Taber Wind Farm. ENMAX Energy has the largest green power marketing program of
its kind in Canada and in 2006, received the Consumer Champion Award for its
ground-breaking EasyMax(R) program. For more information, visit our website at
You can choose any retailer listed at www.ucahelps.gov.ab.ca or at
310-4822. Electricity delivery to your home or business isn't affected by your
choice of retailer.
For further information:
For further information: Peter Hunt, ENMAX Energy, (403) 689 6150