If you’re having difficulty paying your energy bills, you can contact your energy provider to discuss payment arrangements or inquire about available financial assistance programs, such as the Alberta government’s Energy Rebate Program or the Low-Income Energy Assistance Program.
In Alberta, you don’t necessarily have to sign a contract with an energy retailer, but it often depends on the specific circumstances. As a consumer, you have the option to choose between a regulated rate provider or a competitive retailer for your electricity and natural gas supply. The regulated rate is a variable rate that changes month to month based on market conditions. Competitive retailers, on the other hand, offer a variety of fixed-rate contracts which could potentially save money if market prices rise. So, while signing a contract isn’t strictly necessary, it could provide price stability over the contract term. Remember to carefully read the terms and conditions before entering into any agreement. View our affordable rates, to get Alberta’s best utility rates and plans.
A rolling blackout is a deliberate power outage that occurs when power companies intentionally cut off power to certain areas or regions to reduce the load on the power grid. Rolling blackouts are usually implemented during periods of high
A brownout is a temporary reduction in voltage or power supply that can cause lights to dim and electrical appliances to malfunction. Brownouts are usually caused by high demand for electricity, and power companies may implement them to avoid a blackout or overload on the power grid. While brownouts are less severe than blackouts, they can still cause damage to electrical equipment, so it’s important to turn off appliances and devices during a brownout to prevent any damage.