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How much are you paying for your electricity compared to other provinces and cities across the country?
Energy rates by province
As of April, 2012, according to the National Energy Board of Canada
B.C. ALTA. SASK. MAN. ONT. kWh < 1,350 bi-monthly 6.67 kWh > 1,350 bi-monthly 9.62

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Household energy use Average prices by city
18 16 14 12 10 8 6 ¢ per kWh 4 2 0 2010 2011

5% 10% Lighting 5% Cooling Appliances
Water heating

20%

60%
Heating

cents/kWh

8.5
City, town, village, urban resort 10.61 Rural, rural resort 10.84 Saskatoon 11.67

6.62
kWh < 1,000 monthly 7.5 kWh > 1,000 monthly 8.8 on peak 11.7 Time-of-use mid peak 10 rates o peak 6.5 kWh < 30 daily 5.39 kWh > 30 daily 7.51

1,000
of electricity per month

A typical household will use about of

Top 3 tips to save money
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Top 3 tips to save money
Unplug Just by unplugging appliances and gadgets when they aren’t in use can save you money. Use power strips to switch o televisions, home theatre equipment, and stereos when you’re not using them. Even when you think these products are o , together, their “standby” consumption can be equivalent to that of a 75 or 100 watt light bulb running continuously. Cool it Refrigerators can suck up a whopping 20% of your household electricity use. Set the thermostat a little higher. Doors should be sealed tight. To test, stick a dollar bill between the gaskets and close the fridge door. If the bill is hard to pull out you’re in good shape. If not, you should replace the gaskets. Cooking lesson Instead of turning on your oven to cook just one thing, use it to cook many items at the same time. Saves on your electricity usage and saves you time.
SUSAN BATSFORD, GRAPHICS EDITOR, TWITTER @SBATS1; INFOGRAPHIC BY LINDSAY OUELLETTE/QMI AGENCY

QUE. N.B. N.S.

9.85
kWh < 2,000 monthly 12.05 kWh > 2,000 monthly 9.2 Domestic service plan 10.407 Optional domestic plan (winter: Dec. - Apr.) 10.407+0.953 Optional domestic plan (summer: May - Nov.) 10.407-1.297 Lowest rate (Iqaluit) 52.39 Highest rate (Kugaaruk) 102.71

12.638

N.L. Nunavut N.W.T.

Yellowknife 22.08 outside Yellowknife kWh < 1,000 monthly 16.36 Outside Yellowknife kWh > 1,000 monthly 47.39

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