Commercial and industrial
Large volume distribution
If the Large Volume Distribution Contract Rates apply to an Applicant, Enbridge and the Applicant may enter into a LVDC pursuant to which Enbridge agrees to supply and deliver gas to a specified Terminal Location. If you have entered into a Short Form of Large Volume Distribution Contract, the Large Volume Distribution Contract is incorporated by reference:
If your business consumes more than 340,000m3/year it may qualify for a large volume distribution contract rate. To learn more, email email@example.com.
The provisions of these terms section are applicable to, and only to, Sales Service and Transportation Service. (That is, they do not apply to Gas Purchase Agreements.)
Section A – Availability
Unless otherwise stated in a rate schedule, the Company's rates and services are available throughout the entire franchised area serviced by the Company. Transportation service and/or sales service will be provided subject to the Company having the capacity in its gas distribution network to provide the service requested. When the Company is requested to supply the natural gas to be delivered, service shall be available subject to the Company having available to it a supply of gas adequate to meet the requirement without jeopardizing the supply to its existing customers.
Service shall be made available after acceptance by the Company of an application for service to a Terminal Location at which the natural gas will be used.
Section B – Energy Content
The price of natural gas sold at a Terminal Location is based on the assumption that each cubic metre of such natural gas contains a certain number of megajoules of energy which number is specified in the Rate Schedules. Variations in cost resulting from the energy content of the gas actually delivered to the Company by its supplier(s) differing from the assumed energy content will be recorded and used to adjust future bills. Such adjustments shall be made in accordance with practices approved from time to time by the Ontario Energy Board (OEB).
Section C – Substitution Provision
The Company may deliver gas from any standby equipment provided that the gas so delivered shall be reasonably equivalent to the natural gas normally delivered.
Section D – Bills
Bills will be mailed or delivered monthly or at such other time period as set out in the Service Contract. Gas consumption to which the Company's rates apply will be determined by the Company either by meter reading or by the Company's estimate of consumption where meter reading has not occurred. The rates and charges applicable to a billing month shall be those applicable to the calendar month which includes the last day of the billing month.
Section E – Minimum Bills
The minimum bill per month applicable to service under any particular Rate Schedule shall be the Customer Charge plus any applicable Contract Demand Charges for Delivery, Gas Supply Load Balancing and Gas Supply and any applicable Direct Purchase Administration Charge, all as provided for in the applicable Rate Schedule.
In addition, for service under each of the Large Volume Distribution Contact Rates, if in a contract year a volume of gas equal to or greater than the product of the Contract Demand multiplied by a contractually specified multiple of the Contract Demand ("Minimum Annual Volume") is not taken at the Terminal Location the Applicant shall pay, in addition to the minimum monthly bills, the amount obtained when the difference between the Minimum Annual Volume and the volume taken in the contract year (such difference being the Annual Volume Deficiency) is multiplied by the applicable Minimum Bill Charge(s) as provided for in the applicable Rate Schedule. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Minimum Annual Volume shall be the greater of the Minimum Annual Volume as determined above and 340,000 m³.
If gas deliveries to the Terminal Location have been ordered to be curtailed or discontinued in a contract year at the request of the Company and have been curtailed or discontinued as ordered, the Minimum Annual Volume shall be reduced for each day of curtailment or discontinuance by the excess of the Contract Demand over the volume delivered to the Terminal Location on such day.
Section F – Payment Conditions
Enbridge Gas Distribution charges are due when the bill is received, which is considered to be three days after the date the bill is rendered, or within such other time period as set out in the Service Contract. A late payment charge of 1.5% per month (19.56% effectively per annum) of all of the unpaid Enbridge Gas Distribution charges, including all applicable federal and provincial taxes, is applied to the account on the seventeenth (17th) day following the date the bill is due.
Section G – Term of Arrangement
When gas service is provided and there is no written agreement in effect relating to the provision of such service, the term for which such service is to continue shall be one year. The term shall automatically be extended for a further year immediately following the expiry of any initial one year term or one year extension unless reasonable notice to terminate service is given to the Company, in a manner acceptable to the Company, prior to the expiry of the term. An Applicant receiving such service who temporarily discontinues service in the initial one year term or any one year extension and does not pay all the minimum bills for the period of such temporary discontinuance of service shall, upon the continuance of service, be liable to pay an amount equal to the unpaid minimum bills for such period. When a written agreement is in effect relating to the provision of gas service, the term for which such service is to continue shall be as provided for in the agreement.
Section H – Resale Prohibition
Gas taken at a Terminal Location shall not be resold other than in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations and orders of any governmental authority or OEB having jurisdiction.
Section I – Measurement
The Company will install, operate and maintain at a Terminal Location such measurement equipment of suitable capacity and design as is required to measure the volume of gas delivered. Any special conditions for measurement are contained in the General Terms and Conditions which form part of each Large Volume Distribution Contract.
Section J – Rates in Contract
Notwithstanding any rates for service specified in any Service Contract, the rates and charges provided for in an applicable Rate Schedule shall apply for service rendered on and after the effective date stated in such Rate Schedule until such Rate Schedule ceases to be applicable.
Section K – Advice RE: Curtailment
The Company, if requested, will advise Applicants taking interruptibe service of its estimate of service curtailment for the forthcoming winter. Such estimate will be provided as guidance to the Applicant in arranging for alternate fuel supply requirements. Abnormal weather and/or other unforeseen events may cause greater or lesser curtailment of service than expected.
Section L – Daily Delivered Volumes
For purposes including that of calculating daily overrun gas volumes, the Company will recognize as having been delivered to it on a given day the sum of:
The volume of gas delivered under Intra–Alberta transportation arrangements, if any, plus;
The volume of gas delivered under FT transportation arrangements, if any, plus;
Section M – Authorized Overrun Gas
If an Applicant requests permission to exceed the Authorized Volume for a day, and such authorization is granted, such gas shall constitute Authorized Overrun Gas. Such gas shall either be sold by the Company to the Applicant pursuant to the provisions of Rate 320 applicable on such day, or, at the Company's sole discretion, under the Rate Schedule the customer is purchasing prior to such request. If the Applicant is supplying their own gas requirements and if the Applicant request and at the Company's sole discretion, such Overrun Gas will be debited to the Applicant's Baked gas Account.
Section N – Unauthorized Overrun Gas
If an Applicant for Transportation Service pursuant to the General Service Rates on any day delivers to the Company a Daily Delivered Volume which is less than the Mean Daily Volume, the volume of gas by which the Mean Daily Volume applicable to such day exceeds the Daily Delivered Volume delivered by the Applicant to the Company on such day shall constitute Unauthorized Supply Overrun Gas and shall be deemed to have been taken and purchased on such day. The rate applicable to such volume shall be 150% of the average price on each day on which an overrun occurred for the calendar month as published in the Gas Daily for the Niagara and Iroquois export points for the CDA and the EDA delivery areas respectively.
Unauthorized Overrun Gas for a day applicable to a Service Contract with an Applicant for service under the Large Volume Distribution Contract Rates is:
The volume of gas by which the Daily Gas Quantity under Service Contract on such day exceeds the Authorized Volume for such day, if any, plus;
if the day is in the months of December to March inclusive for an Applicant taking service on Rate 135 under Option a) or if the day is in the month of December under Option b), or if the day is a day on or in respect of which the Applicant has been requested in accordance with the Service Contract to curtail or discontinue the use of gas and the Service Contract is in whole or in part for interruptible Transportation Service, the volume of gas, if any, by which:
The Mean Daily Volume set out in the Service Contract and is applicable to such day exceeds
The Daily Delivered Volume delivered by the Applicant to the Company on such day, which excess volume of gas shall be deemed to have been taken and purchased by the Applicant on such day
The Applicant shall pay the Company for Unauthorized Overrun Gas at the rate applicable to Unauthorized Overrun Gas as provided for in the Rate Schedule(s) applicable to the Service Contract.
Unauthorized Supply Overrun Gas for a day applicable to a Service Contract with an Applicant for service under Rate 125 or Rate 300 shall be determined from the provisions of the applicable Rate Schedule. The Applicant shall pay the Company for Unauthorized Supply Overrun Gas at the rate applicable to Unauthorized Supply Overrun Gas as provided for in the Rate Schedule(s) applicable to the Service Contract.
Section O – Company Responsibility and Liability
This Section O applies only to gas distribution service under Rates 1, 6 and 9, and does not replace or supercede the terms in any applicable Service Contract.
The Company shall make reasonable efforts to maintain, but does not guarantee, continuity of gas service to its customers. The Company may, in its sole discretion, terminate or interrupt gas service to customers; to maintain safety and reliability on, or to facilitate construction, installation, maintenance, repair, replacement or inspection of the Company's facilities; or for any reason related to dangerous or hazardous circumstances, emergencies or Force Majeure.
The Company shall not be liable for any loss, injury, damage, expense, charge, cost or liability of any kind, whether direct, indirect, special or consequential in nature, (excepting only direct physical loss, injury or damage to a customer or a customer's property, resulting from the negligent acts or omissions of the Company, its employees or agents) arising from or connected with any failure, defect, fluctuation or interruption in the provision of gas service by the Company to its customers.