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Utilities: Lowest Electricity Rates in North America


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Manitoba's electrical rates are among the most affordable in North America and according to a recent survey conducted by Hydro Quebec, Manitoba is the most competitive in terms of published electrical rates for large industrial customers.
Comparative prices of energy in North America
Average Prices on April 1, 2011, in US cents/kWh
Power:  50,000 kW; Voltage: 120kv;
Consumption: 30,600,000 kWh;
Load Factor:  85%
Source: Hydro Quebec Exchange rate $1 Cdn = U.S. $0.9076

Comparative prices of energy in North America, Average Prices on April 1, 2004

Average Prices on April 1, 2014

City
US cents/kWh
New York
21.25
Boston
13.98
Toronto
11.03
San Francisco
10.64
Edmonton
7.51
Houston
7.90
Calgary
7.40
Chicago
8.79
Regina
6.32
Portland
6.70
Seattle
6.32
Montreal
4.78
Vancouver
5.51
Winnipeg
3.91
   
Power 50,000 kW
Voltage 120kv
Consumption 30,600,000 kWh
Load Factor  85%
Source: Hydro Quebec. Amounts do not include taxes.
Exchange rate $1 Cdn = U.S.$0.78

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