Save On Your Utility Bills in Alberta

Maximize your savings on your utility bills with 8760’s utility expense management in Alberta. Get a clear understanding of every charge on your electricity and natural gas bills, and discover strategic ways to reduce costs and enhance efficiency. Take control of your utility expenses now.

Save on Your Utility Bills in Alberta with 8760

Tired of soaring energy costs and confusing utility bills? You’re not alone. Whether you’re a large corporation or own multiple business locations, getting the best rates on your electricity and natural gas bills is essential to your productivity and profitability.

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$12,000 average distribution & transition savings per year

How We Help Save on Your Utility Bill

We understand the frustration of spiraling utility costs. At 8760, we’re your friendly and resourceful partner, working tirelessly to unlock savings. Let us empower you to reduce your expenses and save money on your utility bills. Here’s how we do it.

8760’s APPROACH:

Find Utility Bill Savings

  • Combined Buying Power: We leverage the collective power of our clients to secure competitive bids from retailers, translating to lower margins and real savings for you.
  • Transparent Negotiations: We work tirelessly on your behalf to negotiate the best possible rates based on market conditions and your specific needs.

Make Informed Choices

  • Reduced Risk: We take a calculated approach, selecting the right energy product at the best time and term based on your budget and risk tolerance.
  • Forward-Thinking Solutions: Our in-depth market knowledge allows us to anticipate fluctuations and create customized solutions aligned with your goals.

Optimize Your Delivery Costs

  • Cost-Reduction Strategies: We meticulously examine your delivery charges, seeking opportunities to minimize or reduce these often-overlooked costs. This saves you money on every bill.
  • Regulation Expertise: While distributor fees are regulated, we understand the nuances and work within the framework to optimize your bottom line.

Empower You with Knowledge

  • Valuable Insights: We go beyond just processing bills. We provide clear and insightful information like budgeting tools, carbon tax impact analysis, and market updates, keeping you empowered to make informed decisions.
  • Proactive Approach: We don’t wait for surprises. We anticipate trends and proactively prepare you for future market changes, giving you peace of mind.

Effortless Management

  • Hassle-Free Experience: We handle the complexities of managing site changes, billing inquiries, and resolving retailer issues, freeing up your valuable time and resources.
  • Top-Notch Service: Our dedicated customer service team is always available to answer your questions and ensure a smooth and efficient experience.

Conserve Your Energy

We understand the importance of energy conservation. We collaborate with industry partners to identify opportunities to help you reduce your energy consumption, minimize your environmental footprint, and manage your carbon credits. Click here to learn more about our Energy Efficiency solutions.

Audit Your Energy Products & Usage

We meticulously analyze your energy products and usage, identifying areas for improvement. Through a thorough audit of your energy products and usage, we find areas of potential savings. We explore your consumption patterns and equipment efficiency, so we can recommend tailored solutions to optimize energy usage and reduce costs.

Optimize Heating & Cooling for Efficiency

Heating and cooling can be major contributors to high utility bills. Our specialists will evaluate your HVAC systems, identify inefficiencies, and suggest ways to optimize their performance. From upgrading equipment to implementing energy-saving practices, we help you achieve maximum savings.

Optimize Appliance Usage

Efficient use of appliances can make a significant difference in your utility bills. Our experts will guide you in understanding energy usage patterns and recommend best practices to minimize waste. Together, we’ll find ways to reduce consumption while maintaining productivity and comfort.

Optimize Water Usage

Water is a precious resource, and efficient water usage is not only environmentally responsible but also cost-effective. Our team will help you identify opportunities to reduce water consumption, optimize irrigation systems, and implement water-saving technologies. By minimizing water waste, you lower your utility bills while also contributing to sustainable practices.

Navigating Your Utility Bill: Key Components

Understanding the components of your utility bill is crucial for effective expense management. Let’s decode the key components of your energy bill, so you can take control of your expenses.

Retailer Commodity Charges: 35% of Your Utility Bill

Retailer commodity charges encompass the costs associated with the supply of electricity and natural gas. These charges can vary depending on market conditions, consumption levels, and contract terms. We analyze these charges and identify opportunities to negotiate better rates or explore alternative suppliers that offer more competitive pricing.

Our strategies for managing the commodity usage part of your bill can help to minimize current and future pricing risk which can reduce or contain costs.

  • Our aggregation and tender process creates additional buying power for participants, which can lead to significantly better pricing than trying to secure a price on your own.
    We work with several utility retailers, which enables us to get the ideal combination of price and product that is best for your situation.
  • We will examine your consumption history and devise product and hedging strategies that will serve to reduce and contain your utility expenses.
  • We continuously monitor market conditions and will provide ongoing advice regarding when and how to obtain the best price based on your cost management goals.
    Our approach provides you unbiased insight and total control over your utility expenses – we help make the complex simple.

Distribution & Transmission Charges: 65% of Your Utility Bill

Every customer pays distribution and transmission (D&T) costs for the supply of
electricity and natural gas to their facilities.

Although D&T costs are regulated, they have been steadily increasing in recent years, particularly for electricity, and now make up a significant portion of your energy bill.

D&T costs are expected to continue to rise well into the future. It is important for businesses to understand the D&T billing components as there are potential savings opportunities that lie within this expense line. Potential areas of review include:

  • Rate classifications
  • Billed/contracted demand levels
  • Rate riders
  • Metering irregularities
  • Peak demand levels
  • Power efficiency

Our review process will ensure that your D&T costs are optimized and appropriate for your business. Your savings potential could be significant.

Utility Bill Examples

See the actual impact we’ve had on businesses in Alberta with these utility bill examples. Explore how partnering with 8760 can lead to substantial cost savings and increased profitability.

Business #1: Achieved 18% savings by optimizing natural gas expenses.

Business #2: Reduced electricity expenses by 12%, lowering overall costs.

Business #3: Secured a 15% lower rate through strategic negotiations.

Get the Lowest Utility Prices

We bid for the best rates to get you the lowest costs. Through the power of aggregation, you can save thousands of dollars in utility expenses each year.

Simplify Your Electricity & Gas Bills

Our experts provide straightforward and helpful solutions, so you don’t have to worry about exposing yourself to risk.

Stabilize Your Costs

No more riding the ups and downs of the energy market. With our strategic insights, we keep your expenses consistent.

Businesses in Alberta Rely on 8760 for Utility Bill Savings

“Equium Group has been a long-time customer of 8760 and we have been extremely pleased with the advice and service provided with respect to optimizing the electricity and natural gas expenses of the condominium properties our company manages [...]

-Jonathan Lachance, Partner and Associate Broker, Equium Group

“Westwinds Communities has been a customer of 8760 as part of the ASCHA Energy Program since 2012 [...]

-Jonathan Lachance, Partner and Associate Broker, Equium Group

What Happens After a Utility Bill Audit

Our work doesn’t stop there. Once we’ve completed the necessary procedures to audit your utility bill, it’s time to take the next steps to reap the benefits of optimized utility expenses. We provide guidance on how to move forward and continue saving on your natural gas and electricity bills.

  • Implement agreed-upon cost-saving strategies.
  • Monitor your progress and provide ongoing support.
  • Stay ahead of market fluctuations, ensuring you always benefit from the best rates.

Our Energy Advisors Support You Every Step of the Way

Our Energy Advisors Support You Every Step of the Way
Ian Ball -
Principal Owner & Founder
15+ years of experience in Alberta's energy sector
Our Energy Advisors Support You Every Step of the Way
Ian Ball -
Principal Owner & Founder
15+ years of experience in Alberta's energy sector
Our Energy Advisors Support You Every Step of the Way
Ian Ball -
Principal Owner & Founder
15+ years of experience in Alberta's energy sector

FAQs: Utility Bills in Alberta

What is the average utility bill in Alberta?

This can vary significantly depending on factors like location, property size, usage patterns, and market fluctuations. However, typical monthly utility bills for such entities may range from several thousand to tens of thousands of dollars. Submit your utility bill for a personalized estimate on how we can reduce your costs.

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.

How can I reduce my utility bills in Alberta?

Several strategies can help businesses reduce their utility bills in Alberta:
  • Optimize Energy Usage: Implement energy-efficient practices like upgrading equipment, adjusting lighting, and utilizing smart thermostats.Negotiate Rates: Partner with a qualified energy advisor like 8760 to negotiate competitive rates with retailers.
  • Utilize Renewable Energy: Consider exploring solar panels, wind turbines, or other renewable energy sources to reduce reliance on traditional energy sources.
  • Conduct Regular Audits: Regularly assess your energy consumption and identify areas for improvement through comprehensive audits like those offered by 8760.
Seek Rebates & Incentives: Take advantage of government programs and rebates offered to businesses implementing energy-efficient upgrades.

Does unplugging appliances save electricity?

While unplugging unused appliances can contribute to some minor savings, it's not the most impactful approach. Focusing on larger energy consumers like heating, cooling, and major appliances will yield more significant reductions.

What’s different about 8760’s utility audit compared to energy retailers/suppliers?

Unlike energy retailers who primarily sell energy, 8760 acts as an independent advisor focused solely on reducing your overall utility costs. Here's how we differ:  
  • Independent and Unbiased: We have no vested interest in any specific energy provider, ensuring our recommendations are based solely on your best interests.
  • Holistic Approach: We examine all aspects of your utility bill, including energy consumption, distribution charges, and retailer rates, to identify savings opportunities across the board.
  • Negotiation Expertise: We leverage our market knowledge and negotiation skills to secure the best possible rates from energy retailers on your behalf.
  • Transparent Communication: We provide clear and detailed reports outlining your current costs, potential savings, and recommended actions, empowering you to make informed decisions.
  • Ongoing Support: We don't just deliver a report and disappear. We offer ongoing support to ensure you implement identified solutions and achieve lasting cost reductions.
By partnering with 8760, you gain a trusted advisor dedicated to helping you navigate the complex Alberta energy landscape and achieve significant and sustainable utility bill savings.