Direct Energy Regulated Services Announces Electric Rates for March 2017

CALGARY, Alberta, Feb. 28, 2017 /CNW/ -- Direct Energy Regulated Services (DERS) has announced default electric rates for March 2017.  The Regulated Rate Option (RRO) sets the rate per kilowatt hour that regulated customers pay for electric energy in the ATCO Electric service territory.  The rates are adjusted each month to reflect the price that DERS pays to buy energy on behalf of customers.  The method DERS uses to set the RRO rates have been verified and approved by the Alberta Utilities Commission.

The energy rate for February is approximately 13% lower than the energy rate charged last month.  A typical residential customer consuming 600 kWh per month would see approximately a $3.24 or 2% decrease in the total amount of their bill compared to last month.

Rate Class

March Rate
(cents/kWh)

Residential

3.462

Commercial

3.469

Industrial

3.442

Farm (Includes REA)

3.472

Irrigation

3.472

Oil & Gas

3.439

Lighting

3.076

Further information on regulated rate option and a complete list of competitive retailers can be found on the Alberta government's customer choice website at: www.ucahelps.gov.ab.ca.

 

SOURCE Direct Energy

For further information: Wendy Tynan, Manager, Public Affairs, Direct Energy Regulated Services, 403-776-2206, Wendy.Tynan@directenergy.com


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