In 1916, the provincial government of Manitoba established the Manitoba Power Commission (MPC). The company was given the responsibility of connecting every single resident of Manitoba—particularly those in rural areas outside of Winnipeg—with the provincial power grid. Eventually, the MPC was reestablished as the Crown Corporation Manitoba Hydro, and today it is the province’s sole provider of electricity, and the regulated provider of natural gas.
In 1985, the Canadian government began the process of slowly deregulating the country’s energy markets, allowing for the development of alternatives to provincial and municipal utility companies. Today, homeowners and businesses in the province of Manitoba have the ability to purchase natural gas from a commercial natural gas retailer at competitive rates.
At Energyrates.ca, our goal is to help you more easily discover and compare the energy plans offered by retailers in your are of Manitoba. Armed with this information, you can find the best possible prices for your natural gas needs. In addition, we can help you identify the retailer that is the best fit for your needs, whether you are a homeowner, a small business, or a large industrial operation. To get started, just fill out the form above to find out what deals are currently available, or contact us for a free consultation.
Energyrates.ca has assembled a great deal of information about Manitoba energy companies, regulated utilities, natural gas rates, break downs of billing and energy rate structures, and your rights as a consumer. Our currently available articles include:
Regional Energy Services
Learn about the energy companies and regulated utilities currently operating in Winnipeg, Brandon, and Steinbach. In addition to information on each city’s current energy options, you can learn more about the historical development of electrical and natural gas services in each locale.
Rates & Information
In order to secure the largest possible discount on your energy needs, it’s necessary to understand how your energy costs are broken down, and what your rights are as a consumer. We have created informative articles on the following topics:
- Breaking Down Your Electricity & Natural Gas Bills
- Energy Efficiency Programs
- Explaining Your Electricity & Natural Gas Rates
- How to Read Your Electricity & Natural Gas Meters
- How to Start, Transfer, or Change Your Electricity and Natural Gas Services
- Why the Manitoba Energy Market is Regulated
Residential Natural Gas Retailers
Homeowners are often at a disadvantage when it comes to cutting energy costs, as they don’t have access to the depth of information that businesses often do. This is why we will continue to gather and share information on the retailers currently providing residential natural gas services to homeowners in Manitoba. Currently, Just Energy and Planet Energy are serving homeowners in the province.
Commercial Natural Gas Retailers
Businesses and industrial operations often count energy costs as one of their biggest sources of overhead. Make your business more profitable by exploring the information we have collected on Manitoba’s commercial natural gas retailers, including Just Energy, Planet Energy, and the region’s sole commercial-only natural gas provider, ECNG Energy.
Regulated Rate Providers
At one time, there were a number of regulated municipal utilities in Manitoba. However, in recent decades, Manitoba Hydro has expanded its services and folded the few remaining utilities and their infrastructure into the Crown Company’s operations. This process was completed in 2002 with the purchase of Winnipeg Hydro, making Manitoba Hydro the sole regulated provider of energy services in the province.
177 Lombard Ave, Seventh Floor, Suite 700
Winnipeg, MB R3B 0W5, Canada
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