- Almost 1.9M houses, farms, and small businesses are suitable for $50 monthly credits.
- Those eligible for the refund could get up to $300 till the end of December.
The government said Wednesday that Alberta’s electricity refund program has been raised by three months and will now be in result till the end of December.
The program initially provided almost 1.9 million houses, farms, and small businesses with $50 monthly credits on their electricity bills for July, August, and September. It will now also cover the last three months of 2022. Those suitable for the refund could get up to $300 in credits by the end of December.
The program, designed to provide ease to Albertans struck hard by high utility bills, will charge the Alberta government $600 million.
Albertans who have ruined electricity within the past calendar year, up to 250 megawatt-hours each year, are eligible for the refunds, which will be automatically applied to customer bills.
The government stated that reimbursements would apply to the total bill, not just the energy portion. The rebates will be automatic, and no application will be required.
Beginning October, the government will pass a natural gas rebate program till March 2023 that will kick in when prices surpass $6.50 per gigajoule.
Source – CBC News