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    Transmission costs

    Understanding the costs of a reliable transmission system

    The cost of providing reliable service to electricity users and grid access to the electricity industry is important to us all.

    Transmission costs—a simplified explanation

    All electricity users share the cost of moving power though Alberta’s grid. Transmission facility owners build, operate and maintain the grid, and recover their costs by charging for access to it. This appears as a transmission charge on the bill from your electricity service provider.

    The rates to be charged are established in the ISO tariff and are approved by the Alberta Utilities Commission.