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Rates & Rate Riders

AltaGas Utilities rates and riders are approved by the Alberta Utilities Commission and allow us to recover the costs to build, operate and maintain the natural gas distribution system. Costs associated with customer service, billing and collection services are also recovered through our rates. For more information, visit our FAQs and Understanding Your Bill page.

  

Rate No. 1 – Small General Service

Typically applies to, and is most economical for, residences and small businesses who consume up to 7,894 gigajoules (GJ) per year.

Effective Date

1-Jan-19

Fixed Distribution (Base) Charge  ($/Day)

$1.354

Default Supply Provider (DSP) Administration Fee ($/Day)

$0.083

Variable Base Energy Charge ($/GJ)

$2.236

Applicable Rate Riders1

Minimum Daily Charge will be the Fixed Base Charge and DSP Admin Fee

Rate No. 1 Rate History

 

Rate No. 2 – Optional Large General Service

Typically applies to, and is most economical for, business customers who consume more than 7,894 gigajoules (GJ) per year.

Effective Date

1-Jan-19

Fixed Distribution (Base) Charge  ($/Day)

$18.374

Default Supply Provider (DSP) Administration Fee ($/Day)

$0.083

Variable Base Energy Charge ($/GJ)

$1.449

Applicable Rate Riders1

Minimum Daily Charge will be the Fixed Base Charge and DSP Admin Fee

Rate No. 2 Rate History

 

Rate No. 3 – Optional Demand General Service

Typically applies to, and is most economical for, business customers who consume more than 9,834 gigajoules (GJ) per year.

Effective Date

1-Jan-19

Fixed Distribution (Base) Charge  ($/Day)

$19.954

Default Supply Provider (DSP) Administration Fee ($/Day)

$0.083

Variable Base Energy Charge ($/GJ)

$0.043

Demand Charge ($/Day/GJ of Billing Demand)

$0.363

Applicable Rate Riders1

Minimum Daily Charge will be the Fixed Base Charge, DSP Admin Fee and Demand Charge

Rate No. 3 Rate History

 

Rate No. 4 – Optional Irrigation Pumping Service

Available only to customers for the use of natural gas as a fuel for engines pumping irrigation water between April 1 and October 31.

Effective Date

1-Jan-19

Fixed Distribution (Base) Charge  ($/Day)

$3.596

Default Supply Provider (DSP) Administration Fee ($/Day)

$0.083

Variable Base Energy Charge ($/GJ)

$1.165

Applicable Rate Riders1

Minimum Daily Charge will be the Fixed Base Charge and DSP Admin Fee

Rate No. 4 Rate History

 

1 Applicable Rate Riders

In addition to the rates identified above, each customer bill will also include charges for:

Effective Date

1-Oct-19

Rate Rider D - Gas Cost Recovery Rate (GCRR) ($/GJ)

$1.568

Rate Rider G - Third Party Transportation Rate (TPTR) ($/GJ)

$0.526

Monthly GCRR and TPTR Rate History

Effective Date

From

To

Rate Rider F - 2019 Deficiency

1-Aug-19

31-Dec-19

Depending on where your gas services are located* you may also be charged:

Rate Rider A - Franchise Fee

Rate Rider B - Property Tax

*If you currently receive an AltaGas Utilities bill, you may view the Franchise Fee and Property Tax rates applicable to you using the ‘Look Up’ table below. If you are a new customer, Contact Us for more information on rates and rate riders applicable to your service area.

Look Up: Rate Rider A and Rate Rider B

Enter your four digit area number (found on the top left-hand corner of your bill) to view applicable rate riders.

The Area Code is located in the upper left-hand corner of your bill

  

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Area:    
Muncipality1:    
District:    
Rate Rider A – Franchise Fee
Rate:    
Effective Date2:    
Rate Rider B – Property Tax
Rate:    
Effective Date2:    
1Most Franchise Fees are applied only to the gas distribution charges on your bill. Gas distribution charges include the fixed charges, variable energy charges, demand charge (where applicable), and exclude the gas cost. However, some municipalities also apply the Franchise Fee to gas costs. If your municipality applies the Franchise Fee to gas costs, an asterisk (*) appears beside the municipality name.
2Any bill rendered on or after the effective date is subject to the corresponding rate.

 

Other Charges

 

AltaGas Utilities charges for other business services not included in the Gas Distribution Service rates. These charges are approved by the Alberta Utilities Commission. View the Special Charges Schedule.