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Letter: Electricity is not costing 31 cents per KWH

Dear editor, I'm a little puzzled by the letter written by Mr. Little. Does he live in Alberta or some remote community in the north of his mind?
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Dear editor,

I'm a little puzzled by the letter written by Mr. Little. Does he live in Alberta or some remote community in the north of his mind?

Anyone who is paying 31 cents per KWH for electricity in Cochrane is obviously unaware of the information about rates that are available to Albertans. About nine months ago, I locked in at 6.8 cents per KWH for five years with the option to opt out with no penalty whenever I thought I could get a better deal. Prior to that time, electricity rates were capped at 6.9 cents per KWH, if I remember correctly.

There are three rate structures for electricity in Alberta. It seems that Mr. Little did not do his homework (or he is confusing the total cost of electricity with the rate per KWH) and has opted for the variable rate option – although I don't know why this option would be as high as the diesel rate that people in remote northern communities pay.

Do your homework Mr. Little.

James Perras

Cochrane