Direct Energy Regulated Services Announces Electric Rates for April 2023

CALGARY, Alberta, March 31, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Direct Energy Regulated Services (DERS) has announced default electric rates for April 2023. The Regulated Rate Option (RRO) sets the rate per kilowatt hour that regulated customers pay for electric energy in the ATCO Electric service territory. The rates are adjusted each month to reflect the price that DERS pays to buy energy on behalf of customers. The method DERS uses to set the RRO rates has been verified and approved by the Alberta Utilities Commission.

The energy rate for April is approximately 49% higher than the energy rate charged last month. A typical residential customer consuming 600 kWh per month would see approximately a $36.81 or 14% increase in the total amount of their bill compared to last month.


Rate Class


Energy Charges as Calculated (cents/kWh)


Increase to electric

energy charge (cents/kWh)

Energy charge as

Billed (cents/kWh)

Residential 17.662 2.472 20.134
Commercial 17.469 2.439 19.908
Industrial 17.022 2.379 19.401
Farm (Includes REA) 17.442 2.825 20.267
Irrigation 16.826 0.021 16.847
Oil & Gas 16.925 1.750 18.675
Lighting 12.540 2.038 14.578

Further information on regulated rate option and a complete list of competitive retailers can be found on the Alberta

government’s customer choice website at:

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