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Load limiter or electricity
limiter guide

During the colder winter months electricity will not be disconnected. However a load limiter or electricity limiter will be attached to your meter during those times.

Load limiters or electricity limiters reduce the flow of electricity. The limiter allows your furnace fan and a few lights to run so you can have heat during the winter.

If too much electricity is used, the limiter will shut off electricity completely.

Bill resources

If you are having difficulty with your utility bills, visit our bill support page for resources and community organizations that can offer help.

To restore limited electricity:


Turn off ALL electrical devices (appliances, lights. etc).


Locate your electric meter.


Find the orange plunger underneath the load/electricity limiter.


To reset the limiter, pull the plunger out and push it back in hard.

To have the load/electricity limiter removed and full electricity restored:


Make a payment of your balance in full at:
  • Any financial institution (in-person or online), or
  • City Cashier, 800 Macleod Trail SE, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (weekdays)


Confirm your payment using our online form, or by email to payments@enmax.com


We will contact you to confirm that your proof of payment has been received and a reconnection has been issued.

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).