We sell the same boring electricity and natural gas that everybody else sells, but what makes us totally different is that we pay $50 to the charity of your choice – at zero extra cost to you – on every signup! Learn more about our charities here. You could save big when you switch to us and support your community at the same time!
“Afford-a-Bill” Plan –
Sponsor Energy is offering a limited-time offer of a stable, safe option for those who want to avoid the volatility of the market and pay one low cost each month. Our “Afford-a-Bill” program is our new predictable budget bill plan. One low flat cost for energy each month – regardless of how high power or natural gas prices climb! No “true-up” month – you are paying the same price on energy each and every month for the entire term – guaranteed for 5 years!
FAQs about Afford-a-Bill:
How can I switch to Afford-a-Bill if I am an existing customer of Sponsor Energy?
It’s easy to switch from your current floating plan and there is no charge to make the switch to Afford-a-Bill. Simply click on the SIGNUP button and indicate that you are an existing customer (provide your name, account number and choose the plan that best suits your consumption).
How can I switch to Afford-a-Bill if I am a NEW customer?
You can signup in minutes! Just click on the SIGNUP button, choose the tier that best suits your needs and fill out the info in 5 easy steps! Your current energy provider will be automatically notified by us that you have made the switch to us as your new provider. Make sure you have your banking info handy, as our system is set up for pre-authorized withdrawal from your bank each month. You will receive an invoice/statement by email each month and the amount of your invoice will automatically come out 5 days later – no need to do anything.
What happens if I exceed the top end of the tier that I have chosen?
If you consume power or gas in excess of the tier (Apartment, House or Small Biz) that you have chosen – no worries at all! You will simply be charged for those additional kWhs or GJs at our floating rate. Switch to a higher or lower tier at any time without penalty (will take effect on the 1st of the subsequent month).
Can I mix and match?
Yes! You can be on Afford-a-Bill for one or both commodities (power and/or gas) and can be in one tier for power and the other for gas – depending on your consumption patterns. All excess usage above your tier will be charged out at the floating rate.
What about the distribution and transmission charges associated with my bill?
Unfortunately , as a retailer, we have zero control over those. This is entirely the realm of your distribution company (Enmax, ATCO, Fortis, etc – depends on where you live) and will be added on to your bill each month based on the information provided to us by the Distribution company in your area – as a retailer, we make no markup on these and by law have to flow them through to you on your bill, collect them from you and pay them directly to the distribution company. The regulated distribution companies provide us with the delivery charges to be placed on your bill each month. We collect these monies from you, and flow them through to the distribution companies. We do not earn a return or mark-up on these charges in any way. Regardless of which competitive retailer you choose, these charges will remain the same.
How do I know if a flat rate (Afford-a-Bill) is good for me?
The advantages of our flat rate program are many! Firstly, you will avoid the volatility associated with floating rates. For example – check out this chart from the Alberta Utilities Commission showing the average prices per kWh on the residential floating rate (RRO) – Regulated Rate Option. You can see that in 2021 rates have hovered consistently between 8-12c/kWh and rising. This winter is sure to bring more volatility and even higher prices on floating rates. You can avoid all of that by signing up for Afford-a-Bill. Afford-a-Bill guarantees that you will not be at the mercy of the market and will pay the same flat rate for 5 years on energy.
How is Afford-a-Bill different from traditional fixed rate plans offered by your competitors?
Traditional fixed rate energy plans lock in your price per kWh, however they do not offer much in the way of budgeting for those costs. With the Afford-A-Bill plan, you know exactly what your energy charges will be every month! You are not locked into a traditional fixed rate, instead you are guaranteed the exact price of your energy costs every month! Simply select the plan that best suits your energy needs, and eliminate the assumption on your consumption!
What other Terms and Conditions should I be aware of?
You can view all of our Terms and Conditions here. Let us know if you have any questions about any of these terms!
What are the admin fees?
The monthly administration fee is $9.95/site
What happens if I have bad credit? No credit? Can’t pay the credit deposit or don’t want a credit check?
No problem! You can join our Weekly Budget Plan – the cost is exactly the same as our Afford-a-Bill options, you just pay weekly (rather than monthly). Your payment would be basically your normal monthly invoice, just broken up into 4 payments (each week) rather than 1 payment per month. No credit check, no deposit, no extra cost! Your first weekly payment is due on your start date (based on an estimate for the upcoming month) then every week thereafter a payment would come out. You continue to get monthly statements, but weekly payments! Sign up for this plan here: https://billhub.ca/signup/sponsorweekly
What happens if I leave before the 5 years is up?
There is a break fee of $100/site to break the contract – as we have to pay our supplier a break fee in return. If you move to another location in Alberta, you can port your contract and not be subject to the break fee.
Variable Plan – This is our floating rate for both electricity and natural gas based on the direct wholesale cost of energy which fluctuates month to month based on market conditions. We pass these costs directly on to you plus a small retail/admin fee per kWh and GJ
Commercial – Energy should not only power your business, it should empower your community. Sponsor Energy offers ultra-competitive gas and electricity plans for small business, commercial and industrial facilities that allow you to take advantage of lower energy bills, and give back to your community.