Bill 1: the Carbon Tax Repeal Act ended the provincial carbon levy as of 12:01 a.m. on May 30.
The Alberta Utilities Commission has been working with natural gas distributors and retailers to ensure as smooth a transition as possible.
You will not be charged a carbon levy on natural gas used as of May 30, 2019, but your bill still may contain carbon levy charges for natural gas used before that date. For example, if your bill covers May 14 to June 13, there may be three charge periods displayed on the bill: May 14 to May 29 with the carbon levy charge, May 30 to May 31 with no carbon levy, and June 1 to June 13 with no carbon levy.
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Frequently asked questions
Why does my natural gas bill still have a line for the carbon levy?
Because utility statements typically reflect charges for previous usage, you may see carbon levy charges on bills you receive in June or July. Check your detailed billing breakdown to confirm the dates covered in that statement.
What are my options if the carbon levy isn't removed from my bill?
If you are charged a carbon levy for natural gas used after May 30, we recommend contacting your utility company first to try to resolve the issue.
If you are unable to come to a suitable solution, you can call the Utilities Consumer Advocate's mediation team at 310-4822.
Since the carbon levy is cancelled, can I just leave out that balance when paying my bill?
You must pay all carbon levy charges incurred up to May 30, 2019.
The Government of Alberta is not liable for any additional fees, charges, or other penalties incurred if you choose not to pay the carbon levy portion of your statement.
If you have any other questions about your utility bills, call the Utilities Consumer Advocate's mediation team at 310-4822 or email firstname.lastname@example.org