What's the difference between an energy retailer and distributor?

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What's the difference between an energy retailer and distributor?

An energy retailer and an energy distributor are two distinct entities involved in the delivery of energy to end-users, such as households and businesses.

An energy retailer is a company that buys energy from the wholesale market and sells it directly to consumers. They offer various plans, including fixed-rate and variable-rate pricing options.

In contrast, an energy distributor is responsible for transporting energy from the source, such as a power plant or natural gas pipeline, to consumers. They own and operate the infrastructure, like power lines and gas pipelines, that are required to maintain the energy grid. The government regulates energy distributors to ensure that they provide reliable service and maintain safety standards.

Peace Power is an energy retailer that buys electricity and natural gas wholesale from the competitive energy market in Alberta and sells it to customers. We provide retail services such as billing, usage reconciliation, and customer service. The delivery charge rates you see on your bill are set by energy distributors, like ATCO Gas and ATCO Electric, and are regulated and approved by the Alberta Utilities Commission (AUC). Energy distributors also respond to emergencies and outages to maintain the energy grid.

Energy retailers in Alberta are companies that sell electricity and natural gas to consumers. Unlike regulated utilities, energy retailers operate in a competitive market, offering various plans and pricing options to attract customers.

What's the difference between an energy retailer and distributor - Peace Power

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