Electricity Prices in Canada 2019

Electricity Prices Canada

Average Variable Cost: $0.184/kWh

Average Fixed Cost: $17.2/mo

Average Variable Electricity Costs

The average variable cost of electricity in Canada is $0.184 per kWh. Variable costs include not just energy costs, but also transmission, distribution, and other fees when these fees are connected to energy usage. If you exclude the territories from these numbers, the average variable cost decreases to $0.114 per kWh.

Average Fixed Electricity Costs

The average fixed cost of electricity in Canada is $17.2 per month. Fixed costs include administrative, transmission, distribution, and other fees present even when electricity usage is zero. If you exclude the territories from these numbers, the average fixed cost increases to $19.0 per month.

*Methods: Variable and fixed electricity costs were collected from utility websites across Canada. In markets where a single utility dominates (MB), only that number was used. In markets where prices vary slightly by region (BC, SK), the average of 2-3 prices was used. In markets where prices vary widely by distribution company (AB, ON), the average of 5 prices was used. All data collected and true as of November 6th, 2019.

*Note: Major updates coming to calculation methodology Feb 2020. Fixed and variables costs will be combined and prices will be given as a function of average monthly usage. 


Variable Electricity Prices By Province

Variable Electricity Costs Canada

Alberta$0.12/kWh
British Columbia$0.10/kWh
Manitoba$0.09/kWh
New Brunswick$0.11/kWh
Newfoundland & Labrador$0.11/kWh
Northwest Territories$0.29/kWh
Nova Scotia$0.16/kWh
Nunavut$0.84/kWh
Ontario$0.10/kWh
Prince Edward Island$0.14/kWh
Québec$0.06/kWh
Saskatchewan$0.15/kWh
Yukon Territory$0.12/kWh
Canada Average$0.18/kWh

Fixed Electricity Prices By Province

Fixed Electricity Costs Canada

Alberta$30/mo
British Columbia$11/mo
Manitoba$9/mo
New Brunswick$22/mo
Newfoundland & Labrador$12/mo
Northwest Territories$18/mo
Nova Scotia$11/mo
Nunavut$0/mo
Ontario$34/mo
Prince Edward Island$25/mo
Québec$12/mo
Saskatchewan$24/mo
Yukon Territory$15/mo
Canada Average$17.2/mo

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