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Electricity Rates by Province

In Canada, electricity rates are regulated by the provinces. It is somewhat nebulous to show the actual electricity commodity rates because every utility may have different charges that apply, such as regular monthly administration charges, delivery charges, debt retirement fees, charges for loss over the transmission lines, etc.

What people care about is how much they actually pay on their total bill. Therefore, the chart below shows the average monthly electricity bill by province for 1,000 kWh of electricity consumption (which is typically about what most households use) as of May 1, 2013.


Electricity data courtecy of Manitoba Hydro. Rates do not include GST, HST or provincial taxes.

Province 375 kWh 750 kWh 1,000 kWh 2,000 kWh 5,000 kWh
Quebec 32.48 52.77 68.66 146.46 379.86
Manitoba 34.03 60.96 78.92 150.75 366.24
British Columbia 32.05 61.92 89.07 197.63 523.34
New Brunswick 52.88 88.32 111.94 206.44 489.94
Average 50.79 87.88 113.72 218.8 537.38
Alberta 57.775 96.175 121.78 224.195 531.44
New Foundland/Labrador 56.57 97.97 125.48 235.51 565.62
Saskatchewan 61.955 103.685 131.505 242.79 576.65
Ontario 64.7 110.64 141.69 267.34 674.38
Nova Scotia 64.69 118.55 154.46 298.09 728.98
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