Direct Energy Regulated Services (DERS) says its default electric rates for December are about 24 per cent higher than the energy rate charged in November.
A typical residential customer consuming 600 kWh per month would see about $27.09 or a 10 per cent increase on their bill compared to last month.
The price breakdown reads:
|Rate Class||Market Cost of Electricity (cents/kWh)|
|Farm (Includes REA)||21.671|
|Oil & Gas||21.499|
Additionally, consumers may find more information and a list of competitive retailers on the Alberta government’s customer choice website at: www.ucahelps.gov.ab.ca.