CALGARY, Dec. 31, 2018 /CNW/ - Direct Energy Regulated Services (DERS) has announced default electric rates for January 2019. 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 January is capped* as it was in December 2018. Therefore, a typical residential customer consuming 600 kWh per month would not see any changes in the total amount of their bill compared to last month.
Market Cost of Electricity (cents/kWh)
Price of Electricity After Rate Cap (Cents/kWh)*
Farm (Includes REA)
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*The Government of Alberta's Rate Cap Regulation limits the rate charged by Direct Energy Regulated Services to customers for electricity at $0.068 / MWh for the period starting June 1, 2017 and ending May 31, 2021.
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 Marketing Limited
For further information: Wendy Tynan, Sr Manager, Corporate Affairs, Direct Energy Regulated Services, 403-776-2206, [email protected]