Energy retailers in Alberta came into existence due to the deregulation of the electricity and natural gas markets. Starting in the late 1990s and culminating in 2001, Alberta’s market opened to competition, separating the roles of generation, transmission, and retail. This allowed multiple energy retailers to enter the market, purchase electricity and natural gas at wholesale rates, and sell them to consumers at retail prices. The aim was to increase consumer choice, encourage market competition, and potentially lower energy costs. Today, Alberta is home to a variety of energy retailers offering different rate plans and services, giving consumers the flexibility to choose a provider that best suits their needs.
Peace Power offers a variable rate for electricity, and both variable and fixed rates for natural gas. Fixed rates allow you to lock in for the length of the term (our term is 1 year), and our variable-rate plan allows you to take advantage when the prices are low. Note that the variable rate also rises so you may need to keep track of it from month to month to decide which plan is best for you.
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.
The delivery charge that you see on your bill covers the upkeep cost of the infrastructure that is used to deliver the energy to your home. The delivery charge is regulated by the Alberta Utilities Commission (AUC). For electricity, this includes power lines and transformers, and for natural gas, this includes pipelines and compressor stations. Visit our blog to learn more about what fees are included in your power bill.
You can transfer your rate with you to your new location. Just give us 10 business days’ notice that you are moving, provide us with your new location’s address for electricity, natural gas, and/or internet and we’ll take care of the rest. With Peace Power, you never have to worry about your utilities during a move.
Yes, Peace Power is a power company that provides utility services to Airdrie. If you’re looking for Electricity Service in the City of Airdrie please fill out an online registration and we will be happy to support you.