Regulated Rate Option (RRO)
If you have not entered into an energy contract, you are on the Regulated Rate Option (RRO).
The RRO may increase or decrease from month to month as it is priced on the open market and subject to many factors relating to supply and demand. It is not a ‘regulated’ rate; rather it is a default rate. The RRO is established based on inclusion of the 100% spot market price, a further risk margin adjustment inclusive of the purchase price of power, and other adjustments reflecting the prudent owner’s costs incurred by the Coop to provide the RRO rate. Battle River Wires Division administers the member RRO service on behalf of Battle River Power Coop .
May 2019 RRO Rate
The Battle River Power Coop monthly rate as calculated under the RRO regulation is $0.07533 per kWh. The reference rate in May 2019 was $0.07277 per kWh, which is more than the price cap rate of $0.06800 per kWh and less than the monthly rate calculated by Battle River Power Coop. Accordingly, the billing rate as calculated under the price cap regulation and charged to members is $0.07056 per kWh, which is calculated by taking the monthly rate of $0.07533 and subtracting the reimbursement rate of $0.00477. The reimbursement rate is the difference between the reference rate and the price cap.
RRO Rate History
Other Retail Energy Providers
Information on other energy providers within the Coop service area is located on Energy Providers.
All members are free to purchase electricity services from the regulated rate provider or from a retailer of their choice. The delivery of electricity to you is not affected by your choice. If you change who you purchase electricity services from, you will continue receiving electricity from the distribution company in your service area. For a current list of retailers you may choose from, visit www.ucahelps.gov.ab.caor call 310-4822 (toll free in Alberta).