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The average home in Alberta uses 600 kWh of electricity and 10 GJ of natural gas every month. But what does that mean?

Electricity is measured by kilowatt-hour or kWh. One kWh is the amount of energy 1,000 watts consumes in an hour. So, a 100-watt light bulb uses 1 kWh every 10 hours.

Natural gas is measured in gigajoules or GJ. One GJ of natural gas could heat enough water for 150 bathtubs!

But your consumption influences more than just your monthly energy charges. Parts of your delivery charges are tied to how much energy you use each month. Decreasing the amount of energy you consume will have a positive impact on many areas of your bill.