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Understanding Tariffs, Riders, and Fees

Tariffs, Riders & Fees 

Charge​ Source​ Pricing​ Description​ Approving Authority​
Energy Regulated Rate Option Tariff (RRO) or Your Selected Retailer​ $/kWh​ Charge for the amount of electricity used in the given period.  RRO charges are set monthly.​ Customer Choice​
Distribution Access​ Distribution Tariff (DT)​ $/day, $/kWh, and $/kVa/day​ Fixed and variable charges for access to the local electric distribution network.​ City Council​
Transmission Access​ Distribution Tariff (DT)​ $/day,$/kWh, and $/kVa/day​ Fixed and variable charges for access to the provincial electric distribution network​ Alberta Utilities Commission (AUC)​
Local Access Fee​ Distribution Tariff (DT) Rider "A"​ Total of Distribution and Transmission  Charges X fee set by the City of Lethbridge​ Franchise fee charged by the City of Lethbridge to the utility for right of way access.  Sometimes referred to as the Municipal Consent and Access Fee (MCAF).​ City Council​
Balancing Pool Consumer​ Distribution Tariff (DT) Rider "B"​ $/kWh​ To collect from or refund to Electric distribution Tariff customers amounts transferred to the City of Lethbridge by the Alberta Electric System Operator (AESO) through through  Rider F.​ Alberta Utilities Commission (AUC)​
AESO Rate DTS​

Distribution Tariff

DT Rider "C"
$/kWh​ To collect from or refund to Electric distribution Tariff customers amounts transferred to the City of Lethbridge by the Alberta Electric System Operator (AESO) through their Rider C.  The DTS rate is charged to the City of Lethbridge for transmission system access. Alberta Utilities Commission (AUC)