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ENMAX is an electricity generation, transmission, distribution, and marketing company that is owned by the City of Calgary. It is the regulated rate provider for electricity in Calgary and the surrounding areas, and provides regulated rates to the cities of Cardston, Crowsnest Pass, Fort Macleod, Ponoka, and Red Deer. ENMAX also sells competitive energy contracts throughout Alberta.

Service Area

Through a subsidiary company, ENMAX Power Corporation, ENMAX distributes electricity in the Calgary area, and sells electricity at regulated rates in Calgary. Though not the wires services provider for those areas, ENMAX is the RRO provider for several municipalities. ENMAX can provide service through its retail branch to almost all parts of Alberta.

ENMAX Regulated Rate Service Area

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Current ENMAX Regulated Rates

City Energy Type Rates Administration Charges
Calgary
Electricity
3.3497 ¢/kWh 22.91 ¢/day
Cardston
Electricity
3.181 ¢/kWh 25.62 ¢/day
Crowsnest Pass
Electricity
3.181 ¢/kWh 25.62 ¢/day
Fort Macleod
Electricity
3.181 ¢/kWh 25.62 ¢/day
Ponoka
Electricity
3.307 ¢/kWh 25.62 ¢/day
Red Deer
Electricity
3.326 ¢/kWh 24.98 ¢/day

Rates effective April 1 - 30, 2016. Check http://ucahelps.alberta.ca/retailers.aspx for latest rates

Find out more about the cost of electricity per kWh from ENMAX

ENMAX Retail Rates

EasyMax Rates

EasyMax is Enmax's primary retail product. Its major selling point is its flexibility - customers can choose amongst a variety of options including fixed rates, floating rates, and duel fuel. They can also switch between fixed and floating rates at any point in time without fees (but no more than once a month). As of July 2015 Enmax offers two contract term options, at three and five years.

Name Energy Type Rates Notes
3-Year Guaranteed EasyMax® Rate
Electricity
3 year fixed rate
@ 6.79 ¢/kWh
Possibility of automatic 12 month renewal
3.25% late payment fee (charged 25 days after current bill date)
Average of $7.10 per site per month administrative fee
Option to switch between fixed and floating rates
No cancellation fees with 30 days' notice
5-Year Guaranteed EasyMax® Rate
Electricity
5 year fixed rate
@ 6.99 ¢/kWh
Possibility of automatic 12 month renewal
3.25% late payment fee (charged 25 days after current bill date)
Average of $7.10 per site per month administrative fee
Option to switch between fixed and floating rates
No cancellation fees with 30 days' notice
EasyMax® Variable Rate
Electricity
5 year floating rate
+ 1 ¢/kWh
transaction fee
Valid for three years
Possibility of automatic 12 month renewal
3.25% late payment fee (charged 25 days after current bill date)
Average of $7.10 per site per month administrative fee
Rate determined at the end of the month
Option to switch between fixed and floating rates
No cancellation fees with 30 days' notice
EasyMax® Fixed Gas Rate
Gas
Option of 3 or 5 year fixed rate
@ $4.99/GJ
Possibility of automatic 12 month renewal
3.25% late payment fee (charged 25 days after current bill date)
Average of $7.10 per site per month administrative fee
Option to switch between fixed and floating rates
No cancellation fees with 30 days' notice
EasyMax® Variable Rate
Gas
5 year floating rate
+ $0.99/GJ
transaction fee
Possibility of automatic 12 month renewal
3.25% late payment fee (charged 25 days after current bill date)
Average of $7.10 per site per month administrative fee
Rate determined at the end of the month
Option to switch between fixed and floating rates
No cancellation fees with 30 days' notice

Dual fuel plans

Name Rates Notes
Choose Light 3 year fixed rate @ 6.79 ¢/kWh
& $4.99/GJ or floating
rate + $0.99/GJ transaction fee

Free Philips Hue Personal Lighting System offered
Possibility of automatic 12 month renewal
3.25% interest charged on late payments (25 days late)
Average of $7.10 per site per month administrative fee
Cost recovery fee of $228.38 for early termination

History

ENMAX's origins lie in the development of the electricity generation and distribution systems in Calgary. In 1905 the City of Calgary Electric System, the first electricity generation plant built by the City of Calgary, became operational. The City of Calgary operated several power generation plants in the following decades, but eventally began purchasing power from a private power generation company (that eventally became the TransAlta Corporation). By 1928 The City of Calgary Electric System stopped generating electricity altogether and focused on electricity transmission and distribution.

The 1995 Electric Utilities Act deregulated parts of the electricity system in Alberta, and in 1996 the City of Calgary Electric System began purchasing power on the province-wide market (now called the Alberta Electric System Operator). In 1998 the City of Calgary Electric System became a wholly owned subsidiary of the City of Calgary, named ENMAX Corporation. At this time two subsidiary companies were also created: ENMAX Energy Corporation, for energy marketing, and ENMAX Power Corporation, for transmission and distribution.

ENMAX Inc entered the retail electricity market when it deregulated in Alberta in 2001. In 2003 ENMAX Power Services Inc was established, providing competitive engineering, procurement, construction, & maintenance services throughout Alberta. As of 2013 ENMAX counted 835 000 customer sites and 1,800 employees.

Activities and Organization

Activities

  • Generation: through its subsidiaries, ENMAX owns and operates several natural gas power generation plants, as well as three wind farms
  • Transmission and Distribution: ENMAX owns, operates, and maintains electricity transmission and distribution in the Calgary area
  • Power Services: through an affiliate, ENMAX provides engineering and construction support services for residential, commercial and industrial projects

Did you know? ENMAX is the only "gentailer" - an energy retailer that is also involved in power generation

Organization

ENMAX is a single shareholder corporation, owned by the City of Calgary. The City is responsible for, among others, appointing the ENMAX Board of Directors, approving the annual budget, and approving any transactions over $75 million. Two members of the Calgary City Council currently sit on the Board. ENMAX Inc is the parent company for several affiliates:

  • ENMAX Energy Corporation: responsible for ENMAX's electricity generation and marketing activities, and also is the regulated rate provider for Calgary, Cardston, Crowsnest Pass, Fort Macleod, Ponoka, and Red Deer.
  • ENMAX Encompass Corporation: resposible for billing and customer service for unregulated residential and business customers
  • ENMAX Power Corporation: owns, operates, and maintains Calgary's electricity distribution and transmission system
  • ENMAX Power Services: provides engineering, procurement and construction management services

Contact

Anywhere in Alberta: 310-2010
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8am - 8pm; Saturday 8am - 4:30 pm; Closed Sunday and holidays

Toll-free : 1-877-571-7111
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8am - 8pm; Saturday 8am - 4:30 pm; Closed Sunday and holidays

Find more contact information for ENMAX.

More information:
Your ENMAX Account: Steps to Opening, Moving, and Closing
Paying Your ENMAX Bill
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