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    Default Enmax EasyMax - Fixed Vs. Variable

    Just wondering whoever is on the EasyMax program if you're on a fixed or variable rate?

    Currently the rates are as follows:

    Electricity: Fixed: 7.79 per KWH or Variable: 3.587 per KWH

    Natural Gas: Fixed: $5.99 per GJ or Variable: $3.801 per GJ


    From some older threads I've noticed for the most part fixed electricity and variable natural gas.
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    Also was wondering for anyone that has a programmable thermostat when you're away from the home, what's the lowest temperature you have programmed in?

    Thanks!

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    My nat gas is in my condo fees but I'd be going Variable on Nat Gas (I trade it as part of my job) and fixed for power.

    Enmax told me the EasyMax rate was 8.XX cents when they called me 2 days ago...I didn't know you could get Fixed in the 7's.

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    Originally posted by Mitsu3000gt
    My nat gas is in my condo fees but I'd be going Variable on Nat Gas (I trade it as part of my job) and fixed for power.

    Enmax told me the EasyMax rate was 8.XX cents when they called me 2 days ago...I didn't know you could get Fixed in the 7's.
    Wow that's interesting how they told you a different rate, the rate I mentioned was directly from the website.

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    Last edited by Cos; 12-28-2016 at 05:44 PM.
    Originally posted by adam c

    Line goes up, line goes down, line does squiggly things and fucks Alberta
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    Mines fixed @6.9 cents/kWh and floating for gas
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    Originally posted by Cos
    It just dropped on Thursday. I locked in for another 5 years. With the amount of stuff we are connecting to the grid, I am not sure where we are going to get all this generation from. I've probably approved close to 50MW of load last week alone. Only way is for the price to go up and import more.

    https://www.enmax.com/home/electrici...al-gas/easymax

    There are so many speculative natgas plays that I think it will be a LONG time before natgas goes up to where it was when RalphBucks came out.
    Good to know, it must have been the Wednesday they called me. Maybe I should call them back and get on that 7.79!

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    Last edited by Cos; 12-20-2016 at 10:24 PM.
    Originally posted by adam c

    Line goes up, line goes down, line does squiggly things and fucks Alberta
    "The stone age didn't end because we ran out of stones"

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    Mine is fixed at 8 cent until sometime in 2016.

    If I lock in again today, I lose the $100 credit I am currently getting. The new rate only saves me $1.50 / month. Not worth changing.

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    Change it so it applies the easymax credit to your bill each month. Then you can play the speculative game of floating electricity in winter, fixed in summer and floating gas all day err day.

    Floating electricity is at 3.8cents I think.
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    the easymax credit is gone.

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    Last edited by Cos; 12-28-2016 at 05:44 PM.
    Originally posted by adam c

    Line goes up, line goes down, line does squiggly things and fucks Alberta
    "The stone age didn't end because we ran out of stones"

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    Yeah don't think they offer EasyMax Rewards to new customers but you'll still have it even if you switch from fixed to floating and vice versa. Mine was on annual redemption and it was just applied to last bill. I flipped over to floating electricity from the summer rate of $0.089.

    Wonder when I should jump back on fixed with this new insight from Cos :P

    Going to heat the house with oven this month haha
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    Last edited by Cos; 12-28-2016 at 05:44 PM.
    Originally posted by adam c

    Line goes up, line goes down, line does squiggly things and fucks Alberta
    "The stone age didn't end because we ran out of stones"

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    So it looks like Fixed Electricity and Variable Natural Gas are the best way to go with Enmax using the EasyMax program.

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    That's the popular combination.
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    I float both. Just try to keep the power usage down in the summer when prices are high.

    **EDIT** I am also one of their old grandfathered customers so rates are already cheaper for me. If you have been a customer since before a certain date you get a different rate then newer customers so floating makes sense to me.
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    WTH, tried to switch to 5yr fixed and it's showing 8.9c/kWh after you logged in. Oh well, it's only a few bucks difference. The fixed rate for gas is correct at 5.99/GJ as posted.

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    7.79 if you are signing up now but no more rewards.

    If you are on the old rate of 8 cents and it expires. The fixed rate is 8.9 but you get to keep the $100 rewards forever until you close the account.

    It really depends if you use a lot of elec. If you use tons then it might be better to switch sign to the new Easymax. But be wary as the gas floating transaction fee also changes on the new Easymax.

    I'm keeping my old easymax even if my fixed rate is now 8.9. It turned out to be cheaper still.

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    Originally posted by lilmira
    WTH, tried to switch to 5yr fixed and it's showing 8.9c/kWh after you logged in. Oh well, it's only a few bucks difference. The fixed rate for gas is correct at 5.99/GJ as posted.
    I just called enmax. Here is why:

    We are on an old plan. The old plans that include the $100/year easymax credits are only offering an 8.9/KWH fixed rate. If you want the 7.79c rate you have to give up the $100/year credit. When switching to the new plan the delivery cost for gas also goes from 47c to 99c per GJ.
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    so wait, even when you rate expires, you can keep the $100?

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