Utility Payment Deferral Program Deadline

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The Utility Payment Deferral Program will be concluding on June 18. This program has helped Albertans defer utility payments during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The program applied to bills for residences, farms, and small businesses:

  • electricity consumers, who consume less than 250,000 kilowatt hours of electricity per year
  • natural gas consumers, who consume less than 2,500 gigajoules per year


Participants of the program will have until June 18, 2021 to repay their deferred payments. The default repayment plan for everyone is 12 equal monthly installments and participants may begin to see the first of these installments on their next bill. If this does not work with your financial situation, you can contact your utility provider to discuss an alternate repayment plan.

For more information, please visit https://www.alberta.ca/utility-payment-deferral.aspx