Electricity and Electrical Infrastructure
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.
The Town Electrical Department operates the Cardston distribution system and completes the physical connection of all new services. The Town also provides Temporary service to Residential and Commercial sites during construction. A description of these services and associated Fees are contained in the Town of Cardston Distribution Tariff Bylaw –Schedule C. Contact the Electrical Department at 403 653-5672 for information on your specific site requirements. Prior to connection of a new site to the Cardston system, contractors or owners are required to contact ENMAX Power for assignment of a new Site ID number at your location. ENMAX Power provides this service to the Town and the Site ID is then used for billing purposes no matter which Retailer you choose to provide electricity to your site.
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 viewed by clicking on the respective links below.
Cardston Civic Centre
141 350-watt Solar Panels producing 52 mega watt hours of electricity every year.
Charlie Cheeseman Memorial Ice Arena
406 350-watt solar panels producing 160 mega watt hours of electricity every year.
Town of Cardston Solar Farm (West Industrial Area)
4,752 400-watt solar panels producing 2,500 mega watt hours of electricity every year.