In addition to the generating costs, there are transmission and distribution costs. Electricity rates include all costs, from the generating station to each customer’s home or place of business.
To determine the rate adjustments we request from the Régie de l’énergie, we estimate the amount we must spend to provide electricity service to all of our customers across Québec in the following year and the revenue we expect to generate when customers pay their electricity bills.
Finally, contrary to popular belief, electricity in Québec is not very expensive. The electricity rates paid by our residential customers are the lowest in North America, as the map below shows.