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Understanding Regulated Rates in Alberta

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It's a great time to be on regulated gas which is 13% lower^ than the average fixed rate!

Our regulated natural gas rate in February is $4.43/GJ. There’s no better time than now to be on regulated natural gas as it is forecasted* to remain low throughout 2024!

In 2023, our regulated natural gas customers saved over $300 in energy costs***compared to those who signed a fixed-rate contract at the start of the year.

Here is the rate difference between the average fixed natural gas rate and our monthly regulated natural gas rate over the last four months.

Learn moreabout the benefits of regulated natural gas and how its price is determined.

However, the RRO in Alberta has been at an all-time high.


Over the last year, Alberta's electricity regulated rate option (RRO) has been higher than ever due to changes in market conditions and global events. The RRO is forecasted to remain high until February 2024.

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Customers are free to purchase natural gas services or electricity services from a retailer of their choice. For a list of retailers, visit ucahelps.alberta.ca or call 310-4822 (toll free in Alberta).

^Based on an average of the lowest advertised 5-year fixed rates from Atco Energy, EasyMax, Encor, and Direct Energy as of January 25, 2024.

Based on 5-year natural gas fixed-rate plans by Enmax, Epcor, ATCO and Direct Energy from November 2023 - February 2024.

*The forecast is based on the current forward wholesale electricity price curve on January 25, 2024. Please note that these rates are subject to change and will not be the exact rates.

***Year-to-date savingsare based on an average of the lowest advertised 5-year fixed rates from ATCO Energy, EasyMax, Encor, and Direct Energy available in January 2023. Past savings are calculated by comparing those available rates against Direct Energy Regulated Services’ natural gas rate and average monthly household gas usage.