Utility rate comparisons

Survey of canadian electricity bills – effective May 1, 2016

Residential bill calculations
One month bill for
Cities 375 kWh 750 kWh 1,000 kWh 2,000 kWh 5,000 kWh
Note:
  1. Bills are based on a 12 month average Calgary Regulated Rate Option (RRO) energy charge of 5.0914¢/kWh.
  2. Bills are based on a 12 month average Edmonton Regulated Rate Option (RRO) energy charge of 4.934¢/kWh.
  3. Bills are based on the average Time of Use (TOU) summer commodity price.
Calgary AB1 $54.36 $88.77 $111.70 $203.44 $478.64
Edmonton AB2 $53.97 $84.62 $105.08 $186.84 $432.17
Halifax NS $66.33 $121.84 $158.83 $306.83 $750.83
Moncton NB $59.86 $98.93 $124.98 $229.18 $541.78
Montreal QC $33.60 $55.02 $72.26 $159.06 $419.46
Ottawa ON3 $70.96 $127.61 $165.37 $316.42 $769.58
Regina SK $67.56 $114.89 $146.45 $272.68 $651.37
Saskatoon SK $67.57 $114.92 $146.49 $272.76 $651.58
Saint John NB $51.90 $87.79 $111.71 $207.41 $494.51
St. John's NL $54.57 $93.61 $119.64 $223.75 $536.10
Vancouver BC $38.50 $74.40 $107.03 $237.54 $629.09
Winnipeg MB $36.34 $65.11 $84.29 $161.01 $391.17

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Residential
One month bill for
Cities 1,000 kWh ¢/kWh
Ottawa ON $165.37 16.537
Halifax NS $158.83 15.883
Saskatoon SK $146.49 14.649
Regina SK $146.45 14.645
Moncton NB $124.98 12.498
St. John's NL $119.64 11.964
Saint John NB $111.71 11.171
Calgary AB $111.70 11.170
Vancouver BC $107.03 10.703
Edmonton AB $105.08 10.508
Winnipeg MB $84.29 8.429
Montreal QC $72.26 7.226

Residential comparison at 1,000 kWh per month - one month bill for various Canadian cities

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Residential
One month bill for
Cities 2,000 kWh ¢/kWh
Ottawa ON $316.42 15.821
Halifax NS $306.83 15.342
Saskatoon SK $272.76 13.638
Regina SK $272.68 13.634
Vancouver BC $237.54 11.877
Moncton NB $229.18 11.459
St. John's NL $223.75 11.188
Saint John NB $207.41 10.371
Calgary AB $203.44 10.172
Edmonton AB $186.84 9.342
Winnipeg MB $161.01 8.051
Montreal QC $159.06 7.953

Residential comparison at 2,000 kWh per month - one month bill for various Canadian cities

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Analysis of residential rates ranked in order of run-off rate
Location No. of blocks kWh in block $ in block Fixed charges Run-off rate ¢/kWh Minimum bill $
Note:
* Does not include the 5.0% Deferral Account Rate Rider which is applied to the total bill.
Halifax NS 0 0 $0.00 $10.83 14.800 $10.83
Ottawa ON 0 0 $0.00 $14.32 14.671 $14.32
Saskatoon SK 0 0 $0.00 $20.22 12.627 $20.22
Regina SK 0 0 $0.00 $20.22 12.623 $20.22
Vancouver BC* 1 675 $55.96 $5.58 12.430 $5.58
St. John's NL 0 0 $0.00 $15.70 10.573 $15.70
Moncton NB 0 0 $0.00 $20.78 10.420 $20.78
Saint John NB 0 0 $0.00 $16.01 9.570 $16.01
Calgary AB 0 0 $0.00 $19.96 9.174 $19.96
Montreal QC 1 900 $51.39 $12.19 8.680 $12.19
Edmonton AB 0 0 $0.00 $23.30 8.178 $23.30
Winnipeg MB 0 0 $0.00 $7.57 7.672 $7.57

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General service (small loads) bill calculations
One month bill for
Cities 6 kW (6.6 kVA)
750 kWh
7 kW (7.8 kVA)
1,000 kWh
20 kW (22.2 kVA)
5,000 kWh
40 kW (44.4 kVA)
10,000 kWh
Note:
  1. Bills for loads ≤ 5,000 kWh are based on a 12 month average Calgary Regulated Rate Option (RRO) energy price of 5.0914¢/kWh. Loads > 5,000 kWh are based on the average energy price as determined by the utility.
  2. Bills are based on a 12 month average Edmonton Regulated Rate Option (RRO) energy charge of 4.934¢/kWh.
  3. Bills are based on the average Time of Use (TOU) summer commodity price.
Calgary AB1 $101.93 $123.72 $472.24 $895.03
Edmonton AB2 $88.85 $112.96 $498.38 $980.16
Halifax NS $118.37 $152.40 $760.70 $1,521.40
Moncton NB $117.85 $149.75 $660.15 $1,316.65
Montreal QC $85.16 $109.43 $497.83 $983.33
Ottawa ON3 $138.01 $177.93 $816.56 $1,614.84
Regina SK $118.58 $148.90 $634.02 $1,240.42
Saskatoon SK $118.57 $148.89 $633.98 $1,240.35
Saint John NB $116.69 $150.09 $644.49 $1,272.49
St. John's NL $99.43 $125.36 $573.06 $1,103.14
Vancouver BC $95.38 $124.68 $593.40 $1,119.03
Winnipeg MB $80.95 $101.09 $423.41 $826.31

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General service (small loads)
One month bill for
Cities 7 kW (7.8 kVA)
1,000 kWh
¢/kWh
Ottawa ON $177.93 17.793
Halifax NS $152.40 15.240
Saint John NB $150.09 15.009
Moncton NB $149.75 14.975
Regina SK $148.90 14.890
Saskatoon SK $148.89 14.889
St. John's NL $125.36 12.536
Vancouver BC $124.68 12.468
Calgary AB $123.72 12.372
Edmonton AB $112.96 11.296
Montreal QC $109.43 10.943
Winnipeg MB $101.09 10.109

General service small loads comparison at 1,000 kWh per month - one month bill for various Canadian cities

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General service (small loads)
One month bill for
Cities 20 kW (22.2 kVA)
5,000 kWh
¢/kWh
Ottawa ON $816.56 16.331
Halifax NS $760.70 15.214
Moncton NB $660.15 13.203
Saint John NB $644.49 12.890
Regina SK $634.02 12.680
Saskatoon SK $633.98 12.680
Vancouver BC $593.40 11.868
St. John's NL $573.06 11.461
Edmonton AB $498.38 9.968
Montreal QC $497.83 9.957
Calgary AB $472.24 9.445
Winnipeg MB $423.41 8.468

General service small loads comparison at 5,000 kWh per month - one month bill for various Canadian cities

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General service (medium loads)
One month bill for utility-owned transformation service at less than 750 volts 90% power factor
Utility 100 kW (111 kVA)
25,000 kWh
¢/kWh
Note:
  1. Bills are based on the average energy price which includes the Class B Global Adjustment of 8.716¢/kWh as determined by the corresponding utility.
  2. Summer/winter average bill.
  3. Bills are based on the average energy price as determined by the corresponding utility.
Hydro Ottawa1  $3,968 15.872
Nova Scotia Power  $3,804 15.214
NB Power $3,286 13.144
Saskatoon Light & Power $3,239 12.956
SaskPower $3,239 12.956
Saint John Energy $3,156 12.624
Newfoundland Power2 $2,827 11.308
BC Hydro $2,769 11.076
Hydro Quebec $2,670 10.680
Manitoba Hydro $2,162 8.648
ENMAX Corporation3 $1,985 7.940
General service (medium loads)
One month bill for utility-owned transformation service at less than 750 volts 90% power factor
Utility 300 kW (333 kVA)
120,000 kWh
¢/kWh
Note:
  1. Bills are based on the average energy price which includes the Class B Global Adjustment of 8.716¢/kWh as determined by the corresponding utility.
  2. Summer/winter average bill.
  3. Bills are based on the average energy price as determined by the corresponding utility.
Hydro Ottawa1  $16,903 14.086
Nova Scotia Power $15,187 12.656
NB Power $13,924 11.603
Saint John Energy $13,432 11.193
SaskPower $12,780 10.650
Saskatoon Light & Power $12,779 10.649
Newfoundland Power2 $11,612 9.677
Hydro Quebec $10,227 8.523
BC Hydro $10,078 8.398
ENMAX Corporation3 $8,964 7.470
Manitoba Hydro $7,777 6.481
General service (medium loads)
One month bill for utility-owned transformation service at less than 750 volts 90% power factor
Utility 500 kW (556 kVA)
200,000 kWh
¢/kWh
Note:
  1. Bills are based on the average energy price which includes the Class B Global Adjustment of 8.716¢/kWh as determined by the corresponding utility.
  2. Summer/winter average bill.
  3. Bills are based on the average energy price as determined by the corresponding utility.
Hydro Ottawa1  $28,038 14.019
Nova Scotia Power  $25,312 12.656
NB Power $23,204 11.602
Saint John Energy $22,376 11.188
SaskPower $21,313 10.657
Saskatoon Light & Power $21,312 10.656
Newfoundland Power2 $18,714 9.357
Hydro Quebec $17,045 8.523
BC Hydro $16,884 8.442
ENMAX Corporation3 $14,621 7.311
Manitoba Hydro $12,838 6.419

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General service (large loads)
One month bill for customer-owned transformation service at distribution voltage less than 30 kV 90% power factor
Utility 1,000 kW (1,111 kVA)
400,000 kWh
¢/kWh
Note:
  1. Bills are based on the average energy price which includes the Class B Global Adjustment of 8.716¢/kWh as determined by the corresponding utility.
  2. Summer/winter average bill.
  3. Bills are based on the average energy price as determined by the corresponding utility.
Hydro Ottawa1 $55,877 13.969
Nova Scotia Power $43,553 10.888
Saskatoon Light & Power $39,717 9.929
SaskPower $39,709 9.927
NB Power $35,795 8.949
Newfoundland Power2 $34,825 8.706
Saint John Energy $33,780 8.445
BC Hydro $33,637 8.409
Hydro Quebec $30,519 7.630
ENMAX Corporation3 $26,172 6.543
Manitoba Hydro $22,798 5.700
General service (large loads)
One month bill for customer-owned transformation service at distribution voltage less than 30 kV 90% power factor
Utility 5,000 kW (5,556 kVA)
2,555,000 kWh
¢/kWh
Note:
  1. Bills are based on the average energy price which includes the Class B Global Adjustment of 8.716¢/kWh as determined by the corresponding utility.
  2. An interruptible credit has been applied.
  3. Summer/winter average bill.
  4. Bills are based on the average energy price as determined by the corresponding utility.
Hydro Ottawa1 $349,586 13.682
Nova Scotia Power2 $240,234 9.403
Saskatoon Light & Power $215,784 8.446
SaskPower $215,719 8.443
Newfoundland Power3 $207,662 8.128
NB Power $207,308 8.114
BC Hydro $199,944 7.826
Saint John Energy $196,817 7.703
ENMAX Corporation4 $156,780 6.136
Hydro Quebec $137,586 5.385
Manitoba Hydro $133,269 5.216
General service (large loads)
One month bill for customer-owned transformation service at distribution voltage less than 30 kV 90% power factor
Utility 10,000 kW (11,111 kVA)
5,500,000 kWh
¢/kWh
Note:
  1. Bills are based on the average energy price which includes the Class B Global Adjustment of 8.716¢/kWh as determined by the corresponding utility.
  2. An interruptible credit has been applied.
  3. Summer/winter average bill.
  4. Bills are based on the average energy price as determined by the corresponding utility
Hydro Ottawa1  $729,538 13.264
Nova Scotia Power2 $509,866 9.270
Saskatoon Light & Power $449,965 8.181
SaskPower $449,821 8.179
Newfoundland Power3 $441,128 8.021
BC Hydro $421,969 7.672
NB Power $412,550 7.501
ENMAX Corporation4 $332,860 6.052
Hydro Quebec $288,393 5.244
Manitoba Hydro $280,070 5.092

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General service (large industrial loads)
One month bill for customer-owned transformation service at transmission voltage exceeding 100 kV 100% power factor
Utility 20,000 kW / kVA
12,000,000 kWh
¢/kWh
Note:
  1. Bills are based on the average energy price which includes the Class B Global Adjustment of 8.716¢/kWh as determined by the corresponding utility.
  2. An interruptible credit has been applied.
  3. Summer/winter average bill.
  4. Does not include annual charges for customer plant in service that may apply to specific customers.
Hydro Ottawa1  $1,560,764 13.006
Nova Scotia Power2 $1,076,100 8.968
Newfoundland Power3 $928,833 7.740
NB Power $875,400 7.295
SaskPower $804,277 6.702
BC Hydro $724,185 6.035
Newfoundland & Labrador Hydro4 $655,880 5.466
Hydro Quebec $591,486 4.929
Manitoba Hydro $497,560 4.146
General service (large industrial loads)
One month bill for customer-owned transformation service at transmission voltage exceeding 100 kV 100% power factor
Utility 50,000 kW / kVA
31,000,000 kWh
¢/kWh
Note:
  1. Bills are based on the average energy price which includes the Class B Global Adjustment of 8.716¢/kWh as determined by the corresponding utility.
  2. An interruptible credit has been applied.
  3. Does not include annual charges for customer plant in service that may apply to specific customers.
Hydro Ottawa1 $3,995,981 12.890
Nova Scotia Power2 $2,765,650 8.921
NB Power $2,238,800 7.222
SaskPower $2,054,767 6.628
BC Hydro $1,857,450 5.992
Newfoundland & Labrador Hydro3 $1,680,390 5.421
Hydro Quebec $1,511,315 4.875
Manitoba Hydro $1,275,180 4.113
General service (large industrial loads)
One month bill for customer-owned transformation service at transmission voltage exceeding 100 kV 100% power factor
Utility 100,000 kW / kVA
62,000,000 kWh
¢/kWh
Note:
  1. Bills are based on the average energy price which includes the Class B Global Adjustment of 8.716¢/kWh as determined by the corresponding utility.
  2. An interruptible credit has been applied.
  3. Does not include annual charges for customer plant in service that may apply to specific customers.
Hydro Ottawa1  $7,976,731 12.866
Nova Scotia Power2  $5,531,300 8.921
NB Power $4,477,600 7.222
SaskPower $4,102,777 6.617
BC Hydro $3,714,900 5.992
Newfoundland & Labrador Hydro3 $3,360,780 5.421
Hydro Quebec $3,022,630 4.875
Manitoba Hydro $2,550,360 4.113

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Population statistics
Location Population Metro population
Source: Statistics Canada 2011 Census
Calgary AB 1,096,833 1,214,839
Edmonton AB 812,201 1,159,869
Halifax NS 390,096 390,328
Moncton NB 69,074 138,644
Montreal QC 1,649,519 3,824,221
Ottawa ON 883,391 921,823
Regina SK 193,100 210,556
Saint John NB 70,063 127,761
Saskatoon SK 222,189 260,600
St. John's NL 106,172 196,966
Vancouver BC 603,502 2,313,328
Winnipeg MB 663,617 730,018

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Canadian utilities surveyed
Location Utility
Note:
* Only large industrial rates (≤ 20,000 kW) provided for the Island interconnected area.
Calgary AB ENMAX Corporation
Edmonton AB EPCOR Energy Alberta Inc.
Halifax NS Nova Scotia Power
Moncton NB NB Power
Montreal QC Hydro Quebec
Ottawa ON Hydro Ottawa Limited
Regina SK SaskPower
Saint John NB Saint John Energy
Saskatoon SK Saskatoon Light & Power
St. John's NL Newfoundland Power
St. John's NL* Newfoundland & Labrador Hydro
Vancouver BC BC Hydro
Winnipeg MB Manitoba Hydro

Notes

  • Each participating utility calculates bills based on its rates as of May 1, 2016.
  • All bills exclude federal, provincial or municipal taxes with the exception of Newfoundland Power.
  • Newfoundland Power includes a Municipal Tax and Rate Stabilization Adjustment which is built into their rates. All bills include a 1.5% prompt payment credit.
  • Ontario bills include a Loss Factor adjustment.
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