Direct Energy Regulated Services (DERS) has announced default electric rates for February 2015 .

The Regulated Rate Option (RRO) sets the rate per kilowatt hour that regulated customers pay for electric energy in the ATCO Electric service territory.

The rates are adjusted each month to reflect the price that DERS pays to buy energy on behalf of customers. The method DERS uses to set the RRO rates have been verified and approved by the Alberta Utilities Commission.

Depending on the rate class, the energy rate for February is approximately 21% lower than the energy rate charged last month, except the Lighting rate class which is 23% lower. A typical residential customer consuming 600 kWh per month would see approximately a $10 or 6% decrease in the total amount of their bill compared to last month.