The not-so-secret secret - buying electricity at wholesale. As a residential user, you don’t have access to wholesale prices, but we can help do that for you. Our programs bring many small users together so that collectively, we all benefit and get access to wholesale rates. This allows us to provide you with a direct pass through of the wholesale market for the month – meaning you are charged the same rate every hour of the month. No fluctuations based on time of use.
We work with the natural gas supplier to purchase large quantities of natural gas – and the rate is based on the market situation at that time and length of the purchase term (here's a bit more insight on how it works). This enables us to offer you a similar arrangement – a fixed rate that won’t fluctuate with the market.
The energy market can be unpredictable. Variations can be based on factors such as: weather, inventories, demand, economy and world events. These swings create the ups and downs on your bills that we can help eliminate.
Use our nifty tool to find out what your bill would have been on the wholesale market rate based on your usage profile. If we don't have the months matching your current bill, please try a previous bill.
See for yourself. We take the unbiased 20 year historic utility rates to create a trend line. Then we further take those rates (including those good ol' low 6c/m3 days) and weight it against the colder seasons, because that's when you really use most of your gas. These numbers together can help guide you in a comparison of current rates.
Nothing in life is certain. The information in the graph is based on various sources that we believe to be reliable, but we didn't create it, so its accuracy cannot be guaranteed
While we cannot guarantee it, the numbers show that there's a good chance you will benefit over the term of the contract compared to the variable rate if you’re a peaky user.
In addition to helping you eliminate surprises on your energy bills, you will also be eligible for a small discount when you sign up for both our Fixed-Rate Natural Gas and AnyTime Electricity® plan.