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Best Gas Companies in Calgary

5 Best Gas Companies Calgary for Your Home Heating Needs

Home heating is one of the essentials in every Canadian home, and gas furnaces remain pretty common in this area. And to help you stay warm even in the cold winters, we’re here to help you find the best gas companies in Calgary!

We also compiled answers to FAQs and listed relevant factors that’ll help you make the best decision for your switch. First, let’s talk about costs. 

How much do gas services cost in Calgary

Natural gas prices continue to rise steadily. But as of now, here are the rates you’ll encounter with the various gas companies in Calgary.

Type of applicationExpected price rangeVariable ratesOther fees
Spot Power$6.1/GJmarket price + $0.49/GJAdmin fees: $5.50 per site
Link Energy

Fixed rate: $5.79/GJ (for 1-year plan)


$5.49/GJ (for 2-year plan) $5.29/GJ (for 3-5-year plans)

market rate + $2.00/GJAdmin fees: $9.99
Regional EnergySix-month average: $2.89/GJmarket price + $0.90/GJContact for info
ENMAX$4.09/GJmarket rate + 99¢/GJ transaction feeAdmin fees: average of $7.10/site
ATCO GasGuaranteed Rate:

$4.99/GJ - $5.89/GJ

Wholesale rates with no mark-up:

Market rate + $0/GJ

$0.59 cents / daily access fee

For today’s current rates, please visit the UCA Helps website at: https://ucahelps.alberta.ca/cost-comparison-tool.aspx

The Best Gas Companies in Calgary

Now, let’s take a look at that list we promised would help you out! To make our reviews quantitative as well as qualitative, we also rated our picks according to:

Plans and policies. We considered their cancellation and onboarding processes as well as the range of energy plans they offer.
Eco-friendliness. Natural gas continues to be one of the contributors to carbon emissions, but gas companies can still offer sustainable products and services.
Affordability. All our entries have good value for their products and services, but it’s no secret that some have more affordable rates than others.
Scheduling and availability. We rated gas companies according to their office hours and availability, which are important for when you need to raise concerns. 
Customer support. We also tried to quantify how reliable and responsive each gas company’s customer support is.

1. Spot Power Inc.

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SERVICESNatural gas, electricity, solar and other green energy options internet
RATESContact for details
WEBSITEhttps://www.spotpower.net/
ADDRESS1316 9 Ave SE #200, Calgary, AB T2G 0T3
CONTACT DETAILS(403) 450-3458 | [email protected]
OPERATING HOURSMonday – Friday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Criteria Rating
Plans and policies★★★☆☆ (3/5)
Eco-friendliness★★★★☆ (4/5)
Affordability ★★★☆☆ (3/5)
Availability ★★★☆☆ (3/5)
Customer support★★★★☆ (4/5)

Spot Power offers both variable pricing plans and guaranteed rate plans for those in need of natural gas supply. Its fixed-rate plans guarantee the same pricing for up to a year.

It even has previous prices posted on its website, so that its potential customers can make the wisest possible decision for themselves.

The company even allows convenient switching from one plan to another. Moreover, it only requires 10 days of notice for those who are planning to cancel their plans.

Spot Power also allows customers to customize their plans and utility bundles according to their exact needs. It even provides eco-friendly alternatives such as solar power.

To make all transactions as convenient as possible, Spot Power has a client self-serve portal online. Its clients can also opt for pre-authorized debit payments and choose their payment due dates.

Spot Power also rewards its clients with referral programs and AIR MILES. Furthermore, it’s also good to know that Spot Power honours senior discounts.

Unfortunately, this gas company can only cater to households, farms, and small business establishments. Additionally, its customer care team is only available during regular working hours from Mondays to Fridays.

Pros

  • No cancellation fees (with 10-days notice)
  • Flexible switching from one plan to another
  • Senior discounts and referral programs
  • Convenient and flexible payment options

Cons

  • Only for homes, farms, and small businesses
  • No weekend operating hours
  • Fixed rates only for a year

Customer Reviews

Quick, professional, and informative company

“A former workmate referred me to Spot Power. I have lost track of how many years that I have been with this company, for both electrical & then natural gas service, but I have never had any issues. All of my email  queries have been handled both quickly & professionally. I am kept informed regarding any changes which may or may not effect my services as well as to any new products for my consideration. I highly recommend Spot Power for your service needs. Check them out to see what they can offer you”—Jason Jacobsen

Detailed and easy to read statements, good customer service

“Very good supplier of gas and electricity in Calgary.   Detailed statements, easy to read. Good customer service.  Local.  Family business.   Seniors discounts.  They should save you money over the big impersonal suppliers you mean nothing to.”—Mike

2. Link Energy

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SERVICESNatural gas, electricity
RATESFixed rate: $5.79/GJ (for 1-year plan),

$5.49/GJ (for 2-year plan),

$5.29/GJ (for 3-5-year plans)


Variable rate: market rate + $2.00/GJ Administration fees: $9.99

WEBSITEhttps://www.linkenergy.com/
ADDRESS727 7 Ave SW 12th floor, Calgary, AB T2P 0Z5
CONTACT DETAILS(855) 444-5465
OPERATING HOURSMonday – Friday: 7:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Criteria Rating
Plans and policies★★★★★ (5/5)
Eco-friendliness★★★★☆ (4/5)
Affordability ★★★☆☆ (3/5)
Availability ★★★★★ (5/5)
Customer support★★★★☆ (4/5)

Now, if you’re looking for a gas company that can cater to residential and commercial clients of any size, Link Energy may be a good option. Link Energy offers natural gas and clean electricity utilities alike.

Link Energy offers convenience in various ways. First of all, its plans come in various duration options, ranging from 1-year plans to 5-year plans that can either be fixed-rate or variable rate. 

Next, we also like that Link Energy has extended weekday operating hours and weekend operations. So, it can cater to its customer’s issues and queries at the soonest time possible.

Its third convenient aspect has something to do with payments. We find it helpful that Link Energy offers various payment options, including automatic pre-authorized payments, credit card payments, online bank transfers, and cheques.

Link Energy also allows consolidated billing for those with more than one property. This gas company also has convenient and detailed online forms for easy sign-up.

Link Energy even extends its environmental responsibility to the community as it does LED light retrofitting to communities.

Pros

  • Convenient online signup, billing, and payment
  • Consolidated billing available
  • A wide variety of plan durations
  • All week availability and customer support

Cons

  • Pricing nShort-term plans are a bit expensive
  • Relatively expensive variable-rate pricingot available on website

Customer Reviews

Reasonable prices for gas and power

“I havent used any rewards yet as would like to save up for something bigger like a hotel stay. Price has been very reasonable for both Gas and Power.”—Sesa S

Lets you save lots of money

“Switched to them and have been saving lots of money on out power and gas. Great customer service as well.”—Ashliegh Tyndall

Best customer service, friendly and helpful

“Robin at link energy has The best customer service! She is friendly and so helpful. My experience was delightful and I actually enjoyed it which is a first when dealing with most customer service. She went above and beyond. I’ll stay with link just for the customer service if it is that great every time. Just happy to have a utility company on my side.”—Jeanette Dearing

3. Regional Energy

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SERVICESNatural gas, electricity, internet
RATESSix-month average: $3.89/GJ

Variable rate: market price + $0.90/GJ

WEBSITEhttps://www.regionalenergy.ca/
ADDRESS1040 7 Ave SW #408, Calgary, AB T2P 3G9
CONTACT DETAILS(587) 329-5257 | [email protected]
OPERATING HOURSMonday – Friday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Criteria Rating
Plans and policies★★★☆☆ (3/5)
Eco-friendliness★★★★☆ (4/5)
Affordability ★★★★☆ (4/5)
Availability ★★★☆☆ (3/5)
Customer support★★★★☆ (4/5)

Regional Energy is best known for its affordable variable-rate and fixed-rate natural gas and electricity utility plans. For reference, this gas company’s fixed-rate pricing is at a low $3.89/GJ.

We also find it worth mentioning that Regional Energy sends monthly invoices via email to promptly inform its clients while still allowing convenient payments with its pre-authorized payment option.

Regional Energy also conveniently caters to requests for changing the payment due date.

Speaking of fees, you should also know that it doesn’t have any early cancellation fees, that is, as long as you give a 10-day notice. 

However, do know that its fixed rates only come with a length 5-year plan which you can’t cancel earlier unless you pay $250. This makes it less accessible than other Calgary gas companies.

Should you wish to switch to Regional Energy’s natural gas plans, you need only sign up online. It doesn’t even require any deposits, so anyone can apply for this.

Pros

  • No cancellation fee (with 10 days notice)
  • An easy and fast sign-up process
  • Convenient billing and payment options
  • Affordable pricing

Cons

  • Lengthy fixed-rate plan
  • High early exit fees for fixed-rate plans
  • No weekend operating hours

Customer Reviews

Friendly and inexpensive company with knowledgeable staff

“The company is friendly, inexpensive, they are also knowledgeable and not afraid to answer tough questions. They really are the company to go with, like the ones you see in the cliche ads “switching to this company was one of the best decisions I have ever made” financially it has been. I have started recommending them to everyone.”—Rebecca Mackie

Lets you save

“Hey friends, we have switched to this company and are saving quite a bit on electricity and gas bill. I would recommend them to others.”—Antonina

Corteous and professional staff

“Regional’s staff were courteous and professional, they helped me by making the switch over smooth and effortless on my part. I could tell they really cared about making the experience as easy for me as possible, and that kind of customer service goes a long way with me.”—Ty K

4. ENMAX Corporation

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SERVICESNatural gas, electricity, solar power
RATESFixed rate: $4.09/GJ

Variable rate: market rate + 99¢/GJ transaction fee

Administration fees: average of $7.10/site

WEBSITEhttps://www.enmax.com/
ADDRESS141 50 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G 4S7
CONTACT DETAILS(403) 310-2010
OPERATING HOURSMonday – Friday: 7:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Saturday: 8 AM – 4:30 PM

24/7 virtual support

Criteria Rating
Plans and policies★★★★☆ (4/5)
Eco-friendliness★★★★☆ (4/5)
Affordability ★★★★☆ (4/5)
Availability ★★★★★ (5/5)
Customer support★★★★☆ (4/5)

Now, if you really want low rates for both fixed and variable-rate plans, then Enmax may be a sound choice. Among the best gas companies in Calgary, it has the lowest flexible plans, with $4.09 for fixed-rate plans and less than a dollar for variable-rate plans.

Its fixed plans are also more flexible than its cheaper competitors. We say this because Enmax offers 1-year, 3-year, and 5-year natural gas plans and bundles. 

The best thing is that these plans are available for commercial, residential, and communal spaces alike.

Clients even have the privilege to switch from one plan to another. Enmax also has an online energy-saving assessment tool to help its clients further minimize their heating and electricity bills.

Another great thing about Enmax is that it has occasional special contests and offers, and it even has a referral program! Moreover, Enmax allows early exit without any fees. 

However, unlike its competitors, Enmax requires an earlier cancellation notice. So, be sure to inform the company 30 days before your move to another area or switch to another provider.

Additionally, you should know that some customers have complained about unexpected charges sometimes. Luckily, its virtual support is available 24/7.

Pros

  • Energy-saving assessment tools
  • No cancellation penalty
  • Free switching, once per month
  • Affordable pricing
  • A wide variety of plan durations

Cons

  • A few complaints about unexpected charges
  • Requires at least 30 days of notice
  • Relatively expensive admin fees

Customer Reviews

Great service and affordable pricing

“They have a great service . The agents are awesome and I like the company because they are affordable.”—Dantez Aymar

Doesn’t make you wait

“Made a phone call to this place customer service was great didn’t have to wait on the phone line to long would recommend to a friend good service”

Cares about their job

“Great bunch of people who actually care about doing a good job.  They go above and beyond”—Bryson Cadle

5. ATCOenergy

ATCOenergy's Homepage
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SERVICESNatural gas, electricity, green energy
RATESGuaranteed Rate: $4.99/GJ - $5.89/GJ

Variable Rate: Market rate + $0/GJ with no mark up

WEBSITEhttps://energy.atco.com
ADDRESS5302 Forand St SW, Calgary, AB T3E 8B4, Canada
CONTACT DETAILS1.844.687.2826 / [email protected]
OPERATING HOURSMonday – Friday: 8:00 am – 8:00 pm

Saturday: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

Criteria Rating
Plans and policies★★★★☆ (4/5)
Eco-friendliness★★★★★ (5/5)
Affordability ★★★★☆ (4/5)
Availability ★★★★☆ (4/5)
Customer support★★★★☆ (4/5)

Another prominent and reputable player in natural gas services is ATCOenergy. Not to be confused with ATCO Gas, a natural gas distributor, ATCOenergy operates on the retail side of the business by offering energy plans for homes, small and large businesses throughout Alberta.

As an Alberta-based natural gas retailer, ATCOenergy offers plans “made for Albertans” by providing reliable customer service, competitive rates and flexible plans that can be adjusted to your needs.

ATCOenergy offers its Guaranteed Rate Plan (also known as a fixed plan), where your rate per gigajoule will stay the same for your term no matter how much gas you consume. For those comfortable with rate fluctuations, it offers the ATCO Advantage Rate Plan, which follows wholesale market prices with markups.

A unique advantage of ATCOenergy is you’re free to switch, change or cancel your plan at any time, with no penalty. You’re not locked into a contract, and you’re guaranteed the flexibility to change your plan when life changes.

ATCOenergy also offers energy-efficient home upgrades through its sister brand, Rümi Home Services by ATCO. These two businesses work closely together to help with all your home needs and often offer energy bill savings when you use a Rümi service.

Pros

  • High-Quality Customer Service: Prioritizes providing exceptional local Alberta customer service, ensuring that customers are supported and can easily get assistance when needed.
  • Flexible plans: Offers a variety of plan options and you can switch or cancel at any time with no penalty.
  • Flexible and convenient billing: Offers multiple payment options, including paying by credit card without any additional fee, and online account management tools to understand your usage and cost breakdown.
  • When you sign up with ATCOenergy, they will handle cancelling with your previous energy provider, so you don’t have to notify them.

Cons

  • No operating hours on Sunday

Customer Reviews

“I support companies, corporations and industries that hire human employees to represent. That’s where I want my business going to. Tavis was very amazing. Courteous, professional but at the same time, just a very good overall feeling of a human being. Very quick to help, quick to respond, quick to ask if I needed anything else. Overall, if I had a company that needed to hire people, I would be wanting to hire him” – Vicki Ferguson

“Today I was VERY fortunate to get help from Toni, one of your best agents I’m 100% sure. What an amazing personality and soo helpful and informative. The best most helpful person award definitely goes to Toni.” – Mike Robinson

Fixed Rates vs Variable Rates

Affordability is one of the most important factors to consider when choosing a gas company. But before you can choose which gas company has the lowest rates, you first have to understand the difference between the terms ‘fixed rate’ and ‘variable rate’.

A fixed-rate plan means that the price per GJ of your gas utility will be constant throughout your plan. On the other hand, variable-rate plans mean that the base prices will vary depending on the gas market’s wholesale prices.

Fixed-rate gas plans usually come with a fixed duration, say 1 year or more. Thus, they also have early exit or cancellation fees.

Variable-rate plans typically have no lockup periods, and thus, no exit fees.

Signing up for a fixed-rate plan is the more secure and stable choice. But if you’re willing to gamble, you can also try out variable rates and enjoy lower rates when market prices drop.

You should also take note of other additional fees, including transmission, delivery, and administration fees. Only the administration fees vary per gas company.

FAQs about Gas Utilities


And that’s it for our list of the best gas companies in Calgary. Now that you know where to find energy providers for your heating needs, you’ll never have to feel cold in your home again.

Now, if you know other gas companies worthy of being on this list, please feel free to message us. We’d love to hear from you, too!

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