Alma (Ville d’Alma, in French) is a town located in Québec with a population of approximately 31,000 people. Known as the land of hospitality, Alma is home to important Québec landmarks, such as the Collège d’Alma, Véloroute des Bleuets and Odyssée des Bâtisseurs.
In the early 20th century, Alma became a major industrial hub in Québec, thanks to the many hydroelectricity projects in the region. Since then, the town combines a large industrial presence with a stunning local nature.
It’s not too rare to see Alma residents confused about their energy options in the town. Like many other smaller municipalities in Québec, Alma has a unique energy market. If you want to understand how to set up electricity and natural gas in the city, check below some of the main details below.
Ville d’Alma natural gas rates
When it comes to natural gas in Alma, however, things are not so simple. Although Énergir (formerly known as Gaz Métro) is the natural gas distributor in Alma, and in approximately 98% of Québec, people in the province are free to choose who they buy natural gas from. In other words, you can compare natural gas providers and their rates, and find the most cost-effective energy deal for your home or company.
If you don’t know how to start comparing natural gas prices in Québec, you can go to EnergyRates.ca. The website is a free, unbiased tool that lists the major natural gas providers available according to your Québec postal code, and enables you to find the best available energy rates in your area.
For commercial and industrial customers, EnergyRates.ca can provide you with a free custom quote based on your natural gas consumption — which can help you find the most suitable natural gas supplier for your energy needs and make your business operations much more affordable.
Some of the competitive natural gas suppliers in Ville d’Alma and/or Québec include but are not limited to:
Ville d’Alma electricity
As the Québec electricity market is fully regulated, Alma’s electricity is provided and distributed by Ville d’Alma, which is a municipally owned, local utility and member of the Association of Redistributors of Electricity of Québec (AREQ — Association des redistributeurs d’électricité du Québec).
As a regulated redistributor of electricity in Québec, Ville d’Alma buys electricity from Hydro-Québec and distributes it to its residential, commercial and industrial customers in the region.