Why are utility bills so high in Alberta?

Several factors contribute to higher utility bills in Alberta compared to some other Canadian provinces.

  • Market Volatility: Alberta’s energy market is deregulated, meaning prices can fluctuate more than in regulated provinces. This can lead to higher bills during periods of high demand or supply disruptions.
  • Distribution & Transmission Costs: Alberta has a vast and complex energy distribution network, which contributes to higher delivery costs compared to more densely populated provinces.

Cold Climate: Heating costs are significant in Alberta due to the colder winters, particularly for businesses operating large spaces.