The cost of transmission and distribution of electricity to customers has created disparity in pricing across Alberta. Extremely high power bills in some parts of the province are mainly driven by higher distribution charges.


Because electricity delivery is a fully regulated service, the Alberta Utilities Commission (AUC) reviews and approves the rates to ensure they are fair and reasonable for Alberta customers.[1] According to its mandate, the AUC considers and protects the social, economic and environmental interests of Alberta where competitive forces do not.

Our Recommendations

  1. Create a tax incentive for utility distribution companies operating outside of Alberta’s two metropolitan areas with the mandate to pass the savings along to customers through reduced distribution delivery rates.
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If you have any questions, contact Dana Severson at or (780) 425-4180 ext. 2.