Homeowners and business owners in Fort Macleod have many retail energy companies to choose from for their electricity and natural gas needs. Some of the largest competitive retailers offering energy services in the area include:
- ATCO Power
- Direct Energy
- ENMAX Energy
- Hudson Energy
- Just Energy
- Superior Energy
Energy companies providing services in Fort Macleod have a variety of plans available, including fixed rate and floating rate plans. Many also offer business plans designed to accommodate the unique needs of commercial clients and industrial customers. To learn more about the rates and plans currently available in Fort Macleod, please try our convenient energy rate comparison form above.
Fort Macleod Electricity and Natural Gas Background
Fort Macleod, originally founded as Macleod in 1892, is a small town with a population of roughly 3,000 residents. Fort Macleod gets its name from a fort that was built in the area in 1874, and served as a barracks for the Mounties.
Fort Macleod owns and maintains the town’s electrical distribution system through the Fort Macleod Electrical Department, which serves as the wire service provider for town’s residents and businesses. ENMAX used to be the area’s regulated electricity provider, but since October 2018, FortisAlberta started distribution in the Fort Macleod region. Currently, the Regulated Rate Option (RRO) electricity provider is EPCOR, while Direct Energy Regulated Services is the regulated supplier of natural gas.
While many cities and towns in Alberta rely on the natural gas industry to fuel their economies, Fort Macleod is home to one of the largest wind farms in Alberta, the 75 megawatt McBride Lake Wind Farm.