How Much Electricity Does the Average Albertan Consume?

The average annual electricity consumption for the typical Albertan household is about 7200 kWh. How much power do you consume?


Factors That Change Your Consumption

While the average household in Alberta consumes about 7200 kWh electricity per year, your own consumption depends on several factors, including:

  • The number of people living in your home
  • Your home's size and type (i.e. whether it's a single-detached house, an apartment, or a condo)
  • The age of your home
  • How well-insulated your home is
  • Which appliances use electricity or gas
  • The energy efficiency of your appliances
  • The weather

Average Albertan Energy Consumption

In 2013 total Albertan residential electricity consumption was 9927 GWh, making the average annual per capita power consumption 2394 kWh. This means that the average Albertan consumes about 200 kWh per month. Your personal power consumption may vary, however, depending on the factors listed above.

Average electricity consumption also varies depending on your house type. For example:

  • The average electricity consumption for a single detached home (1800 ft2) is 8292 kWh per year, or about 691 kWh per month
  • An average condo (about 1310 ft2) consumes about 7008 kWh annually, or about 584 kWh a month
  • The average power consumption for an apartment (800 ft2) is 4056 kWh per year, which is about 338 kWh per month

Check out our explanation of average power consumption by home type to learn more about how much your home consumes per ft2 and its costs.

Calculate Your Energy Consumption

You can calculate your power consumption based on the size of your home in our article about cost of electricity per square foot. Simply multiply the kWh/ft2 value corresponding to your home size by the square footage of your home!

Historical Trends

Average Albertan household consumption has increased slightly over the past ten years.