Electricity fee hikes expected for Albertans in 2013

Albertans are likely to face a spike in their electricity bills in the new year as a result of a backlog of costs that have built up during a nine-month price freeze ordered by Premier Alison Redford last February.

Neither the Alberta Utilities Commission (AUC) nor Alberta utilities contacted by the Calgary Herald could estimate the amount of costs backed up in the system, but consumer advocates say the figure could be in the millions.

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