How solar and wind lower your power billUnderstanding renewable energy prices in Alberta

Publication - Nov. 12, 2014 - By Benjamin Thibault

There’s a common misconception that increasing the supply of renewable energy to the electricity grid drives up power costs in Alberta.

In fact, clean energy is lowering Albertans’ electricity costs. As this fact sheet explains, both solar and wind energy are subsidizing our electricity rates in different ways. Understanding why that happens requires a closer look at how the electricity market works.


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