The Town of Cardston owns and operates the electrical infrastructure system within the Town of Cardston. Property owners must choose an electrical retailer prior to connection to the Town system.
Current Bylaw and Rates Schedule
The Town of Cardston Bylaw concerning Electricity Distribution is Bylaw 1649: Electricity Distribution Bylaw. Visit our Bylaws page to view all bylaws, amendments and schedules.
To get connected on a new build, you must first get a site ID using the form on the ENMAX website: www.enmax.com/services/electricity-services/get-site-id#
Cardston produces approximately 200mWh of solar electricity annually from solar panels installed on two Town owned facilities. The systems are sized to net-zero the facilities, producing slightly more electricity than the facilities consume annually, saving the tax payers approximately $20,000 per year at current rates. Any excess electricity produced during high output days is fed back into the Town owned grid and distributed to other facilities in Cardston.
Production data for each facility can be view by clicking on the respective links below.
Charlie Cheeseman Memorial Ice Arena
Click here to view Charlie Cheeseman Memorial Ice Arena solar production monitoring
For ELECTRICAL EMERGENCIES or power outages in the Town of Cardston please call
Code of Conduct
Complaints about contraventions of the Code of Conduct Regulation may be made to the Alberta Utilities Commission or the Market Surveillance Administrator. The Alberta Utilities Commission can be reached by contacting 1-780-427- 4903 or email@example.com. The Market Surveillance Administrator can be reached by contacting 1-403-705-3181 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The Alberta Utilities Commission and the Market Surveillance Administrator are independent of the Town of Cardston and the regulated rate suppliers and affiliated providers. For general and billing inquiries, refer to the contact information on your bill.
For information regarding a retail supplier of electricity in Cardston, here are some web sites to help:
Regulated Rate Option (RRO)
The regulated rate is the default electric energy price. It is a permanent option for Albertans and there is no end date. The RRO is the monthly rate for electricity automatically provided to all eligible customers who have not entered into a contract with a competitive electricity retailer. For details on the rate that is currently being charged to RRO customers you can check the recent RRO Energy Rates document.
Balance Pool Rider
What is the balancing pool rider?
You may notice a charge on your electric utility bill called the "Balancing Pool Rider". This is a charge of 0.00353 cents per kilowatt hour which goes towards the balancing pool. The Balancing Pool was established in 1999 by the Government of Alberta to help manage certain assets, revenues and expenses arising from the transition to competition in Alberta’s electric industry. Recent changes in provincial government policy have affected what was once a profitable balancing pool, necessitating the new charge.
Alberta One Call
Before commencing any excavation please call Alberta One Call to have the utilities marked. Call toll free at 1-800-242-3447 or request a locate online at http://www.alberta1call.com/contact.html
The vision of the Alberta Electric Utility Safety Association (AEUSA) is to promote electric utility safety within the Province of Alberta. Visit their site at http://www.aeusa.ca/.
Where’s the line?
The following is a list of links to materials and resources dedicated to working safely around power lines.