The Government of Alberta says taxpayers must pay outstanding balances through the utility payment deferral program.
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The intention of the program was to provide relief to those hardest hit by the pandemic while having minimal impact on utility bills for all consumers.
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“The initial economic shock of the COVID-19 pandemic prevented many Albertans from paying their electricity and natural gas bills,” Associate Minister of Natural Gas and Electricity Dale Nally said in a statement on Friday. hurry.
“That’s why the Government of Alberta created the Utility Payment Deferral Program, which has successfully supported hundreds of thousands of Albertans. While retailers worked flexibly and compassionately with customers who had unpaid deferral balances, a small portion of those debts were never settled. “
This fall, you will see a small temporary “Utility Deferral Adjustment” rider on your electricity and natural gas bills.
It’s unclear how much consumers will be billed, but the province expects it to be a “fraction of a dollar” for a few months.