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Survey of Canadian Electricity Bills — Effective May 1, 2013

Residential

General Service (Small Loads)

General Service (Medium Loads)

General Service (Large Loads)

General Service (Large Industrial Loads)

Population Statistics

Canadian Utilities Surveyed

Notes

Residential Bill Calculations
One Month Bill For:
Cities 375 kWh 750 kWh 1,000 kWh 2,000 kWh 5,000 kWh
Calgary AB $ 56.80 $ 96.06 $ 122.23 $ 226.92 $ 540.99
Edmonton AB $58.75 $96.29 $121.33 $221.47 $521.89
Englehart ON $71.20 $121.26 $155.88 $298.71 $761.73
Halifax NS $64.69 $118.55 $154.46 $298.09 $728.98
Kenora ON $63.12 $108.14 $138.18 $258.28 $645.32
Moncton NB $56.67 $93.61 $118.23 $216.73 $512.23
Montreal QC $32.48 $52.77 $68.66 $146.46 $379.86
Regina SK $61.96 $103.70 $131.52 $242.82 $576.72
Saskatoon SK $61.95 $103.67 $131.49 $242.76 $576.58
Saint John NB $49.09 $83.03 $105.65 $196.15 $467.65
St. John's NL $56.57 $97.97 $125.48 $235.51 $565.62
Toronto ON $59.77 $102.52 $131.02 $245.03 $616.11
Vancouver BC $32.05 $61.92 $89.07 $197.63 $523.34
Winnipeg MB $34.03 $60.96 $78.92 $150.75 $366.24

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Residential
Comparison @ 750 kWh per Month
One Month Bill For:
Cities 750 kWh ¢/kWh
Englehart ON $ 121.26 16.168
Halifax NS $118.55 15.807
Kenora ON $108.14 14.419
Regina SK $103.70 13.827
Saskatoon SK $103.67 13.823
Toronto ON $102.52 13.669
St. John's NL $97.97 13.063
Edmonton AB $96.29 12.839
Calgary AB $96.06 12.808
Moncton NB $93.61 12.481
Saint John NB $83.03 11.071
Vancouver BC $61.92 8.256
Winnipeg MB $60.96 8.128
Montreal QC $52.77 7.036

Residential Comparison @ 750 kWh per Month - One Month Bill For Various Canadian Cities

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Residential
Comparison @ 2,000 kWh per Month
One Month Bill For:
Cities 2,000 kWh ¢/kWh
Englehart ON $ 298.71 14.935
Halifax NS $298.09 14.905
Kenora ON $258.28 12.914
Toronto ON $245.03 12.252
Regina SK $242.82 12.141
Saskatoon SK $242.76 12.138
St. John's NL $235.51 11.776
Calgary AB $226.92 11.346
Edmonton AB $221.47 11.074
Moncton NB $216.73 10.837
Vancouver BC $197.63 9.882
Saint John NB $196.15 9.808
Winnipeg MB $150.75 7.538
Montreal QC $146.46 7.323

Residential Comparison @ 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:
* Based on an average Regulated Price Plan Tiered price and seasonal block; 600 kWh summer, 1,000 kWh winter. Also includes transmission, distribution charges and other regulatory charges. Does not include OCEB discount which is applied to the first 3,000 kWh/month.
** Based on an average Regulated Price PlanTime of Use commodity price plus transmission, distribution charges and other regulatory charges. Does not include OCEB discount which is applied to the first 3,000 kWh/;month.
*** Does not include the 5.0% Deferral Account Rate Rider which is applied to the total bill.
* Englehart ON 1 800 $109.17 $ 24.89 14.946 $ 24.89
Halifax NS 0 0 $0.00 $10.83 14.363 $10.83
** Kenora ON 0 0 $0.00 $20.07 12.863 $20.07
** Toronto ON 0 0 $0.00 $19.18 12.468 $19.18
St. John's NL 0 0 $0.00 $15.68 11.171 $15.68
Saskatoon SK 0 0 $0.00 $20.22 11.130 $20.22
Regina SK 0 0 $0.00 $20.22 11.130 $20.22
Calgary AB 0 0 $0.00 $17.54 10.469 $17.54
*** Vancouver BC 1 675 $46.58 $4.64 10.340 $4.64
Edmonton AB 0 0 $0.00 $21.19 10.014 $21.19
Moncton NB 0 0 $0.00 $19.73 9.850 $19.73
Saint John NB 0 0 $0.00 $15.15 9.050 $15.15
Montreal QC 1 900 $48.69 $12.19 7.780 $12.19
Winnipeg MB 0 0 $0.00 $7.09 7.183 $7.09

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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
Calgary AB $ 106.02 $ 131.02 $ 530.98 $ 1,123.77
Edmonton AB $98.98 $127.20 $578.76 $1,143.21
Englehart ON $137.36 $173.83 $792.58 $1,602.89
Halifax NS $121.70 $156.90 $742.68 $1,485.36
Kenora ON $118.40 $146.35 $618.38 $1,239.47
Moncton NB $111.46 $141.63 $624.43 $1,245.63
Montreal QC $79.31 $101.63 $458.83 $905.33
Regina SK $104.73 $131.13 $553.61 $1,081.71
Saskatoon SK $104.74 $131.15 $553.69 $1,081.87
Saint John NB $110.40 $142.00 $609.60 $1,203.60
St. John's NL $113.33 $145.21 $639.22 $1,258.03
Toronto ON $112.22 $142.16 $651.83 $1,327.06
Vancouver BC $79.32 $103.68 $493.44 $960.48
Winnipeg MB $75.79 $94.65 $396.45 $773.70

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General Service (Small Loads)
Comparison @ 750 kWh per Month
One Month Bill For:
Cities 6 kW
(6.6 kVA)
750 kWh
¢/kWh
Englehart ON $ 137.36 18.315
Halifax NS $121.70 16.227
Kenora ON $118.40 15.787
St. John's NL $113.33 15.111
Toronto ON $112.22 14.963
Moncton NB $111.46 14.861
Saint John NB $110.40 14.720
Calgary AB $106.02 14.137
Saskatoon SK $104.74 13.965
Regina SK $104.73 13.964
Edmonton AB $98.98 13.197
Vancouver BC $79.32 10.576
Montreal QC $79.31 10.575
Winnipeg MB $75.79 10.105

General Service (Small Loads) Comparison @ 750 kWh per Month - One Month Bill For Various Canadian Cities

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General Service (Small Loads)
Comparison @ 5,000 kWh per Month
One Month Bill For:
Cities 20 kW
(22.2 kVA)
5,000 kWh
¢/kWh
Englehart ON $ 792.58 15.852
Halifax NS $742.68 14.854
Toronto ON $651.83 13.037
St. John's NL $639.22 12.784
Moncton NB $624.43 12.489
Kenora ON $618.38 12.368
Saint John NB $609.60 12.192
Edmonton AB $578.76 11.575
Saskatoon SK $553.69 11.074
Regina SK $553.61 11.072
Calgary AB $530.98 10.620
Vancouver BC $493.44 9.869
Montreal QC $458.83 9.177
Winnipeg MB $396.45 7.929

General Service (Small Loads) Comparison @ 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
    100 kW
(111 kVA)
25,000 kWh
¢/kWh
Note:
  1. These utilities have unbundled rates in which energy is priced separately and varies over the course of a year. Bills are based on the average energy price as determined by the corresponding utility.
  2. Summer/Winter average bill.
1) Hydro One Networks Inc. $ 3,774 15.096
Nova Scotia Power $3,713 14.854
1) Toronto Hydro-Electric System Ltd. $3,367 13.468
1) Kenora Hydro $3,197 12.788
2) Newfoundland Power $3,168 12.672
NB Power $3,109 12.436
Saint John Energy $2,986 11.944
SaskPower $2,858 11.432
Saskatoon Light & Power $2,857 11.428
1) ENMAX Corporation $2,607 10.428
Hydro Quebec $2,494 9.976
BC Hydro $2,294 9.176
Manitoba Hydro $2,024 8.096
General Service (Medium Loads)
One month bill for:
Utility-Owned Transformation Service at less than 750 Volts
90% Power Factor
    300 kW
(333 kVA)
120,000 kWh
¢/kWh
Note:
  1. These utilities have unbundled rates in which energy is priced separately and varies over the course of a year. Bills are based on the average energy price as determined by the corresponding utility.
  2. Summer/Winter average bill.
1) Hydro One Networks Inc. $ 15,336 12.780
Nova Scotia Power $14,923 12.436
1) Toronto Hydro-Electric System Ltd. $14,152 11.793
NB Power $13,173 10.978
1) Kenora Hydro $12,764 10.637
Saint John Energy $12,706 10.588
2) Newfoundland Power $12,391 10.326
1) ENMAX Corporation $11,984 9.987
SaskPower $11,415 9.513
Saskatoon Light & Power $11,414 9.512
Hydro Quebec $9,501 7.918
BC Hydro $8,616 7.180
Manitoba Hydro $7,283 6.069
General Service (Medium Loads)
One month bill for:
Utility-Owned Transformation Service at less than 750 Volts
90% Power Factor
    500 kW
(556 kVA)
200,000 kWh
¢/kWh
Note:
  1. These utilities have unbundled rates in which energy is priced separately and varies over the course of a year. Bills are based on the average energy price as determined by the corresponding utility.
  2. Summer/Winter average bill.
1) Hydro One Networks Inc. $ 25,522 12.761
Nova Scotia Power $24,872 12.436
1) Toronto Hydro-Electric System Ltd. $23,572 11.786
NB Power $21,953 10.977
Saint John Energy $21,166 10.583
1) Kenora Hydro $20,928 10.464
2) Newfoundland Power $20,122 10.061
1) ENMAX Corporation $19,710 9.855
SaskPower $19,048 9.524
Saskatoon Light & Power $19,046 9.523
Hydro Quebec $15,835 7.918
BC Hydro $14,414 7.207
Manitoba Hydro $12,022 6.011

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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
    1,000 kW
(1,111 kVA)
400,000 kWh
¢/kWh
Note:
  1. These utilities have unbundled rates in which energy is priced separately and varies over the course of a year. Bills are based on the average energy price as determined by the corresponding utility.
  2. Summer/Winter average bill.
1) Toronto Hydro-Electric System Ltd. $ 45,704 11.426
1) Hydro One Networks Inc. $42,610 10.653
Nova Scotia Power $41,500 10.375
2) Newfoundland Power $38,847 9.712
1) ENMAX Corporation $36,908 9.227
Saskatoon Light & Power $35,279 8.820
SaskPower $35,275 8.819
NB Power $33,887 8.472
Saint John Energy $31,920 7.980
BC Hydro $28,646 7.162
Hydro Quebec $28,425 7.106
Manitoba Hydro $21,344 5.336
General Service (Large Loads)
One Month Bill For:
Customer-Owned Transformation Service at Distribution Voltage less than 30 kV
90% Power Factor
    5,000 kW
(5,556 kVA)
2,555,000 kWh
¢/kWh
Note:
  1. These utilities have unbundled rates in which energy is priced separately and varies over the course of a year. Bills are based on the average energy price as determined by the corresponding utility.
  2. Summer/Winter average bill.
  3. An interruptible credit has been applied.
1) Toronto Hydro-Electric System Ltd. $ 276,629 10.827
1) Hydro One Networks Inc. $259,662 10.163
2) Newfoundland Power $235,072 9.200
3) Nova Scotia Power $227,792 8.916
1) ENMAX Corporation $226,128 8.850
NB Power $196,195 7.679
SaskPower $188,962 7.396
Saskatoon Light & Power $188,838 7.391
Saint John Energy $185,963 7.278
BC Hydro $170,482 6.672
Hydro Quebec $125,882 4.927
Manitoba Hydro $124,763 4.883
General Service (Large Loads)
One Month Bill For:
Customer-Owned Transformation Service at Distribution Voltage less than 30 kV
90% Power Factor
    10,000 kW
(11,111 kVA)
5,500,000 kWh
¢/kWh
Note:
  1. These utilities have unbundled rates in which energy is priced separately and varies over the course of a year. Bills are based on the average energy price as determined by the corresponding utility.
  2. Summer/Winter average bill.
  3. An interruptible credit has been applied.
1) Toronto Hydro-Electric System Ltd. $590,620 10.739
1) Hydro One Networks Inc. $553,467 10.063
2) Newfoundland Power $500,281 9.096
3) Nova Scotia Power $483,762 8.796
1) ENMAX Corporation $482,348 8.770
SaskPower $393,820 7.160
Saskatoon Light & Power $393,556 7.156
NB Power $390,450 7.099
BC Hydro $359,963 6.545
Hydro Quebec $263,620 4.793
Manitoba Hydro $262,194 4.767

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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
    20,000 kW / kVA
12,000,000 kWh
¢/kWh
Note:
  1. These utilities have unbundled rates in which energy is priced separately and varies over the course of a year. Bills are based on the average energy price as determined by the corresponding utility.
  2. Summer/Winter average bill.
  3. An interruptible credit has been applied.
1) Toronto Hydro-Electric System Ltd. $ 1,259,156 10.493
1) Hydro One Networks Inc. $1,111,200 9.260
2) Newfoundland Power $1,056,480 8.804
3) Nova Scotia Power $1,022,540 8.521
NB Power $828,400 6.903
SaskPower $714,237 5.952
BC Hydro $602,637 5.022
Hydro Quebec $557,640 4.647
Newfoundland & Labrador Hydro $480,520 4.004
Manitoba Hydro $465,880 3.882
General Service (Large Industrial Loads)
One Month Bill For:
Customer-Owned Transformation Service at Transmission Voltage Exceeding 100 kV
100% Power Factor
    50,000 kW / kVA
31,000,000 kWh
¢/kWh
Note:
  1. These utilities have unbundled rates in which energy is priced separately and varies over the course of a year. Bills are based on the average energy price as determined by the corresponding utility.
  2. An interruptible credit has been applied.
1) Toronto Hydro-Electric System Ltd. $ 3,233,457 10.431
1) Hydro One Networks Inc. $2,863,300 9.236
2) Nova Scotia Power $2,628,620 8.479
NB Power $2,118,500 6.834
SaskPower $1,824,247 5.885
BC Hydro $1,545,695 4.986
Hydro Quebec $1,424,500 4.595
Newfoundland & Labrador Hydro $1,230,210 3.968
Manitoba Hydro $1,193,990 3.852
General Service (Large Industrial Loads)
One month bill for:
Customer-Owned Transformation Service at Transmission Voltage Exceeding 100 kV
100% Power Factor
    100,000 kW / kVA
62,000,000 kWh
¢/kWh
Note:
  1. These utilities have unbundled rates in which energy is priced separately and varies over the course of a year. Bills are based on the average energy price as determined by the corresponding utility.
  2. An interruptible credit has been applied.
1) Toronto Hydro-Electric System Ltd. $ 6,463,904 10.426
1) Hydro One Networks Inc. $5,726,600 9.236
2) Nova Scotia Power $5,257,240 8.479
NB Power $4,237,000 6.834
SaskPower $3,641,737 5.874
BC Hydro $3,091,389 4.986
Hydro Quebec $2,849,000 4.595
Newfoundland & Labrador Hydro $2,460,420 3.968
Manitoba Hydro $2,387,980 3.852

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Population Statistics
Location Population Metro Population
Source: Statistics Canada 2011 Census website
Calgary AB 1,096,833 1,214,839
Edmonton AB 812,201 1,159,869
Englehart ON 1,519
Halifax NS 390,096 390,328
Kenora ON 15,348 15,348
Moncton NB 69,074 138,644
Montreal QC 1,649,519 3,824,221
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
Toronto ON 2,615,060 5,583,064
Vancouver BC 603,502 2,313,328
Winnipeg MB 663,617 730,018

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Canadian Utilities Surveyed
Location Utility
* Only Large Industrial Rates (20,000 kW & >) provided for the Island interconnected area.
Calgary AB ENMAX Corporation
Edmonton AB EPCOR Energy Alberta Inc.
Englehart ON Hydro One Networks Inc.
Halifax NS Nova Scotia Power
Kenora ON Kenora Hydro
Moncton NB NB Power
Montreal QC Hydro Quebec
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
Toronto ON Toronto Hydro-Electric System Ltd.
Vancouver BC BC Hydro
Winnipeg MB Manitoba Hydro

Notes

  1. Each participating utility calculates bills based on its rates as of May 1, 2013.
  2. All bills exclude federal, provincial, or municipal taxes. Newfoundland Power does however include a Municipal Tax and Rate Stabilization Adjustment which is built into their rates.
  3. ENMAX's Residential and Small Commercial (≤ 5000 kWh) bill calculations are based on the May 2013 Regulated Rate Option (RRO) energy charge of 7.216 ¢/kWh.
  4. EPCOR bill calculations are based on the May 2013 Regulated Rate Option (RRO) energy charge of 7.10 ¢/kWh.
  5. Hydro One Networks' bill calculations for Residential and General Service (Small Loads) are based on an average seasonal commodity price. The Ontario Clean Energy Benefit (OCEB) 10% discount was calculated before taxes and applied to both Residential and General Service Small on the first 3,000 kWh/month.
  6. Kenora Hydro's bill calculations for Residential and General Service Small are based on the average Time of Use commodity price. The OCEB 10% discount was calculated before taxes and applied to both Residential and General Service Small on the first 3,000 kWh/month.
  7. Toronto Hydro's bill calculations for Residential and General Service Small are based on the average Time of Use commodity price. The OCEB 10% discount was calculated after taxes and applied to both Residential and General Service Small on the first 3,000 kWh/month.