With the Government of Alberta’s call for the replacement of coal facilities with new renewable energy, distribution and transmission (D&T) charges have been steadily rising and that trend is expected to continue. Given the record-low electricity prices in Alberta over the last few years, it has not been uncommon for D&T charges to comprise 50 per cent or more of the total electricity bill.
While many components of the D&T charges are fixed - rates are set by the wire service providers and local distribution companies in rate schedules - they can be managed by understanding and ensuring the appropriateness of the rate schedules and reducing site energy usage.
If you’re a member of the AMSC Energy Retail Program, contact the AMSC Energy team to review your bill to identify opportunities to reduce your D&T costs and recommend sustainable cost-reducing actions.
To learn more about D&T charges, along with other timely energy market topics, AMSC Energy Retail Program clients are invited to attend our upcoming AMSC Energy Symposium.