Several factors contribute to the higher power costs in Alberta. These include the province’s reliance on fossil fuels for electricity generation, the cost of infrastructure maintenance and upgrades, and market dynamics. Additionally, Alberta’s electricity market operates differently from other provinces, which can impact pricing.
Alberta has witnessed recent increases in energy rates across the province. However, Peace Power remains committed to its customers in Calgary by maintaining competitive rates. We take pride in keeping our margins low to ensure that you receive the best possible rate for your energy needs. To provide you with even more flexibility and control over your expenses, Peace Power offers month-to-month contracts, eliminating the burden of long-term commitments. This means you can adapt your energy plan to your changing needs without being locked into a fixed contract. For detailed information about our current rates and how we can help you manage your energy costs effectively, we invite you to explore our website. https://peacepower.ca/rates/
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.
Yes, Peace Power is a power company that provides utility services to Barrhead. If you’re looking for Electricity Service in the Town of Barrhead please fill out an online registration and we will be happy to support you.
Once utilities are set up, electricity and natural gas usage will be measured by meters on your residence or building. A standard utility bill is divided into two parts: delivery charges and usage (or energy) charges. Electricity and natural gas need to be delivered from the generation or production site to the consumption site and maintaining this system requires time and money. The delivery charge for utilities is nothing like the one you pay the pizza delivery person; delivery charges are made up of variable and fixed components and are determined by a provincially regulated formula that is pre-approved by the Alberta Utilities Commission (AUC). Delivery charges allow distribution and transmission companies to maintain the power lines, natural gas pipelines, transformers, and other physical equipment.
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.