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Alberta Energy Market

What does a deregulated retail electricity market mean for your business?

Alberta has a deregulated retail energy marketplace where you, as a consumer, are able to choose your electricity and natural gas provider. A free market is good for many reasons, but it can be confusing. Understanding your business’s energy options can often seem complex.

The short answer:

  • A deregulated market gives you the freedom to choose your energy supplier
  • Each supplier will likely have a number of options for you to choose from
  • The best option for you will depend on your business drivers such as budget control, tolerance for risk and energy usage patterns

Request the full Alberta Energy Market information sheet


Customers are free to purchase natural gas services or electricity services from a retailer of their choice. For a list of retailers, visit ucahelps.alberta.ca or call 310-4822 (toll free in Alberta).