Understanding gas rates

Natural gas provides great value and costs less than oil and electricity for home heating. Learn how the natural gas rates are set.

April 1, 2018
 
Residential customers - Rate 1

For customers who purchase their natural gas supply from Enbridge Gas Distribution. The price you pay for the gas is the same as the price we pay. This cost is based on North American market prices. We pass this on to you with no mark-up. We earn our profit on the delivery of the gas to your home or business, at a rate that is approved by the Ontario Energy Board ("OEB").

Natural gas prices have changed

The OEB has approved changes to Enbridge Gas Distribution's rates effective April 1, 2018.For a typical residential customer, the changes will result in a decrease of approximately $49 annually. The decrease is primarily due to lower natural gas prices in North America and lower transportation costs. The total effect on your bill will depend on how much gas you use. Our supply prices are based on a forecast of market prices for the next 12 months. The forecasted prices are reviewed every three months and adjusted accordingly. If our forecasts are over or under our actual costs, we refund or collect the difference from customers through cost adjustments.

Gas supply charge

The Gas Supply Charge has decreased from 10.0943 cents per cubic metre ("¢/m³") to 9.4452 ¢/m³. The Gas Supply component of the Cost Adjustment is currently a refund of (0.2106) ¢/m³. This refund, combined with the Gas Supply Charge, results in a new total effective Gas Supply rate of 9.2346 ¢/m³. Enbridge Gas Distribution does not make a profit on the price of natural gas. Click here to view our 5 year historical total effective Gas Supply rate on the Ontario Energy Board's website.

Transportation to Enbridge

The Transportation charge has decreased by approximately $16.40 per year for a typical customer due to lower costs for transporting natural gas to Ontario.

Delivery to you

The Delivery charge has decreased by approximately $4.97 for a typical customer due to lower delivery related costs. As of January 1, 2017, Delivery to You includes applicable charges from the Ontario government’s cap and trade program. These costs relate to greenhouse gas emissions from the natural gas you use and that we use to deliver it to you. The OEB-approved cap and trade rate remains at 3.3518 ¢/m³. That represents no change on a customer’s annual bill.

Cost adjustment

The total Cost Adjustment refund is (0.0885) ¢/m³, effective until March 31, 2019.

Residential rates

Charges for gas used from April 1, 2018 on will be calculated using the new approved rates as shown below. The annualized impact is based on a typical residential heating and water heating customer who uses 2,400 cubic metres per year.

 
Monthly Charges
Customer Charges
Delivery to You
Amount of gas used per month in cubic metres (m³)
First 30 m³
Next 55 m³
Next 85 m³
Over 170 m³
Cap and Trade (included in Delivery to You on the bill)
Transportation to Enbridge
Gas Supply Charge
Cost Adjustment
Compnents
Gas Supply
Transportation
Delivery
Total Annual Change
($48.92)
April 1, 2018

For customers who purchase their natural gas supply from a gas marketer. Using a gas marketer affects your gas supply charge. Transportation of natural gas to Enbridge is provided either by Enbridge or your gas marketer. If you have a contract with a natural gas marketer, the arrangements made by your marketer will determine whether the "Transportation to Enbridge" charge is shown with your marketer's charges or, alternatively, with your Enbridge charges.

Natural gas prices have changed

The Ontario Energy Board ("OEB") has approved changes to Enbridge Gas Distribution's rates effective April 1, 2018. The chart below provides a breakdown of the annualized changes. The total effect on your bill will depend on how much gas you use and the terms of your gas marketer agreement.

Gas supply charge

The price you pay for the natural gas you use, shown as the Gas Supply Charge on your bill, depends on the terms of your gas marketer agreement.

Transportation to Enbridge

If your transportation service is provided by Enbridge

A ‘Transportation to Enbridge’ charge will appear in the top Enbridge section of your gas charges. If Enbridge provides transportation service from Western Canada and the United States to our distribution system in Ontario, the rate effective April 1, 2018 is 4.7525 ¢/m³ and results in a decrease of about $16.40 per year for a typical customer due to lower costs for transporting natural gas to Ontario. If Enbridge provides transportation service from the Dawn market hub in southwestern Ontario to our distribution system, the rate is 1.0404 ¢/m³ and results in a decrease of about $2.99 per year for a typical customer due to lower costs for transporting natural gas. In this case, your marketer either provides transportation service for your gas supply to the Dawn market hub or purchases gas supply at the Dawn market hub. The rate you pay for transportation and/or gas supply from your marketer is based on the terms of your gas marketer agreement and these charges will appear in the marketer section of your gas charges.

If your transportation service is provided by your marketer

Your "Transportation to Enbridge" charge will appear with your Marketer charges on your bill. The rate you pay for transportation is based on the terms of your gas marketer agreement.

Delivery to you

The Delivery charge has decreased by approximately $4.97 per year for a typical customer due to lower delivery related costs. As of January 1, 2017, Delivery to You includes applicable charges from the Ontario government’s cap and trade program.

These costs relate to greenhouse gas emissions from the natural gas you use and that we use to deliver it to you. The OEB-approved cap and trade rate remains at 3.3518 ¢/m³. That represents no change on a customer’s annual bill.

Cost adjustment

The current cost adjustment includes a charge of 0.2340 ¢/m³ for Delivery and a refund of (0.1119) ¢/m³ for Transportation. This cost adjustment is in effect until March 31, 2019.

Our supply prices are based on a forecast of market prices for the next 12 months. The forecast price is reviewed every three months and adjusted accordingly. If our forecasts are over or under our actual costs, we refund or collect the difference from customers through cost adjustments.

Residential rates

Charges for gas used from April 1, 2018 on will be calculated using the new approved rates as shown below. The annualized impact is based on a typical residential heating and water heating customer who uses 2,400 cubic metres per year.

 

Monthly Charges
Customer Charge
Delivery to You
Amount of gas used per month in cubic metres (m³)
First 30 m³
Next 55 m³
Next 85 m³
Over 170 m³
Cap and Trade (included in Delivery to You on the bill)
Enbridge Provides Transportation
Transportation to Enbridge
Transportation from Dawn (if applicable)
Cost Adjustment
Components
Transportation
Delivery
Total Annual Change
($14.96)
Marketer Provides Transportation
Transportation to Enbridge
Cost Adjustment(Delivery Component Only)
Total Annual Change
Gas Supply Charge

Large volume rates

Read the Rate Handbook to learn more about our gas rates.

  • Rate 6
    • Commercial and Industrial - For commercial/industrial customers who purchase their natural gas supply from Enbridge Gas Distribution.
    • ABC-T Customers - For commercial or industrial customers who purchase their natural gas from an agent, broker or marketer at a fixed price.





  • Rate 125
    For applicants who use our network to transport a specified maximum daily volume of natural gas that is not less than 600,000 m³



  • Rate 170
    For applicants who use our network to transport a specified maximum daily volume of natural gas that is not less than 30,000 m³ and a minimum annual volume of 5,000,000 m³, which can accommodate the total interruption of gas service when required. Please provide four hours' notice.

For applicants who use our network to transport a specified maximum daily volume, usually with a maximum contract demand under 600,000 m³.

Applicability

To any Applicant who enters into a Service Contract with the Company to use the Company's natural gas distribution network for the transportation to a single Terminal Location of a specified maximum daily volume of natural gas. The Company reserves the right to limit service under this schedule to customers whose maximum contract demand does not exceed 600,000 m³. The Service under this rate requires Automatic Meter Reading (AMR) capability. Service under this schedule is firm unless a customer is currently served under interruptible distribution service or the Company, in its sole judgment, determines that existing delivery facilities cannot adequately serve the load on a firm basis.

The unitized Monthly Contract Demand Charge is also applicable to volumes delivered to any Applicant taking service under a Curtailment Delivered Supply contract with the Company. The unitized rate equals the applicable Monthly Contract Demand Charge times 12/365.

Character of Service

The service shall be continuous (firm) except for events as specified in the Service Contract including force majeure. The Applicant is neither allowed to take a daily quantity of gas greater than the Contract Demand nor an hourly amount in excess of the Contract Demand divided by 24, without the Company's prior consent. Interruptible Distribution Service is provided on a best efforts basis subject to the events identified in the service contract including force majeure and, in addition, shall be subject to curtailment or discontinuance of service when the Company notifies the customer under normal circumstances 4 hours prior to the time that service is subject to curtailment or discontinuance. Under emergency conditions, the Company may curtail or discontinue service on one-hour notice. The Interruptible Service Customer is not allowed to exceed maximum hourly flow requirements as specified in Service Contract.

Distribution Rates

The following rates and charges, as applicable, shall apply for deliveries to the Terminal Location.

Billing Month
Monthly Customer Charge
Monthly Contract Demand Charge Firm
Interruptible Service:
Minimum Delivery Charge
Maximum Delivery Charge
Cap and Trade Customer Related Charge
Cap and Trade Facility Related Charge
Direct Purchase Administration Charge
Forecast Unaccounted For Gas (UFG) Percentage

Terms and Conditions of Service
  1. To the extent that this Rate Schedule does not specifically address matters set out in PARTS III and IV of the Company's HANDBOOK OF RATES AND DISTRIBUTION SERVICES then the provisions in those Parts shall apply, as contemplated therein, to service under this Rate Schedule.

  2. Unaccounted for Gas (UFG) Adjustment Factor

    The Applicant is required to deliver to the Company on a daily basis the sum of: (a) the volume of gas to be delivered to the Applicant's Terminal Location; and (b) a volume of gas equal to the forecast unaccounted for gas percentage as stated above multiplied by (a).

  3. Nominations

    Customer shall nominate gas delivery daily based on the gross commodity delivery required to serve the customer's daily load plus the UFG, net of No-Notice Storage Service provisions under Rate 315, if applicable. The amount of gas delivered under No-Notice Storage Service will also be reduced by the UFG adjustment factor for delivery to the customer's meter.

    Customers may change daily nominations based on the nomination windows within a day as defined by the customer contract with TransCanada PipeLines (TCPL) or Union Gas Limited.

    Schedule of nominations under Rate 300 has to match upstream nominations. This rate does not allow for any more flexibility than exists upstream of the EGD gas distribution system. Where the customer's nomination does not match the confirmed upstream nomination, the nomination will be confirmed at the upstream value.

    Customer may nominate gas to a contractually specified Primary Delivery Area that may be EGD's Central Delivery Area (CDA) or EGD's Eastern Delivery Area (EDA). The Company may accept deliveries at a Secondary Delivery Area such as Dawn, at its sole discretion. Quantities of gas nominated to the system cannot exceed Contract Demand, unless Make-up Gas or Authorized Overrun is permitted.

    Customers with multiple Rate 300 contracts within a Primary Delivery Area may combine nominations subject to system operating requirements and subject to the Contract Demand for each Terminal Location. For combined nominations the customer shall specify the quantity of gas to each Terminal Location and the order in which gas is to be delivered to each Terminal Location. The specified order of deliveries shall be used to administer Load Balancing Provisions to each Terminal Location. When system conditions require delivery to a single Terminal Location only, nominations with different Terminal Locations may not be combined.

  4. Authorized Demand Overrun

    The Company may, at its sole discretion, authorize consumption of gas in excess of the Contract Demand for limited periods within a month, provided local distribution facilities have sufficient capacity to accommodate higher demand. In such circumstances, customer shall nominate gas delivery based on the gross commodity delivery required to serve the customer's daily load, including quantities of gas in excess of the Contract Demand, plus the UFG. The Load Balancing Provisions and/or No-Notice Storage Service provisions under Rate 315 cannot be used for Authorized Demand Overrun. Failure to nominate gas deliveries to match Authorized Demand Overrun shall constitute Unauthorized Supply Overrun.

    The rate applicable to Authorized Demand Overrun shall equal the applicable Monthly Demand Charge times 12/365 provided, however, that such service shall not exceed 5 days in any contract year. Requests beyond 5 days will constitute a request for a new Contract Demand level, with retroactive charges based on terms of Service Contract.

  5. Unauthorized Demand Overrun

    Any gas consumed in excess of the Contract Demand and/or maximum hourly flow requirements, if not authorized, will be deemed to be Unauthorized Demand Overrun gas. Unauthorized Demand Overrun gas will establish a new Contract Demand and shall be subject to a charge equal to 120% of the applicable monthly charge for twelve months of the current contract term, including retroactively based on terms of Service Contract. Unauthorized Demand Overrun gas shall also be subject to Unauthorized Supply Overrun provisions. Where a customer receives interruptible service hereunder and consumes gas during a period of interruption, such gas shall be deemed Unauthorized Supply Overrun. In addition to charges for Unauthorized Supply Overrun, interruptible customers consuming gas during a scheduled interruption shall pay a penalty charge of $18.00 per m³.

  6. Unauthorized Supply Overrun

    Any volume of gas taken by the Applicant on a day at the Terminal Location which exceeds the sum of:

    i. any applicable Load Balancing Demand pursuant to Rate 300 and/or provisions of Rate 315, plus
    ii. the volume of gas delivered by the Applicant on that day shall constitute Unauthorized Supply Overrun Gas.

    The Company may also deem volumes of gas to be Unauthorized Supply Overrun gas in other circumstances, as set out in the Load Balancing Provisions of Rate 300.

    Any gas deemed to be Unauthorized Overrun gas shall be purchased by the customer at a price (Pe), which is equal to 150% of the highest price in effect for that day as defined below*.

  7. Unauthorized Supply Underrun

    Any volume of gas delivered by the Applicant on any day in excess of the sum of:

    i. any applicable Rate 300 Load Balancing Provision pursuant to Rate 300 and/or provisions of Rate 315 plus
    ii. the volume of gas taken by the Applicant at the Terminal Location on that day shall be classified as Supply Underrun Gas.

    The Company may also deem volumes of gas to be Unauthorized Supply Underrun gas in other circumstances, as set out in the Load Balancing Provisions of Rate 300.

    Any gas deemed to be Unauthorized Supply Underrun Gas shall be purchased by the Company at a price (Pu) which is equal to fifty percent (50%) of the lowest price in effect for that day as defined below**.

    * where the price Pe expressed in cents / cubic metre is defined as follows:
    Pe = (Pm * Er * 100 * 0.03842 / 1.055056) * 1.5
    Pm = highest daily price in U.S. $/mmBtu published in the Gas Daily, a Platts Publication, for that day under the column "Absolute", for the Niagara export point if the terminal location is in the CDA delivery area, and the Iroquois export point if the terminal location is in the EDA delivery area.
    Er = Noon day spot exchange rate expressed in Canadian dollars per U.S. dollar for such day quoted by the Bank of Canada in the following days Globe & Mail Publication.
    1.055056 = Conversion factor from mmBtu to GJ.
    0.03842 = Conversion factor from GJ to cubic metres.
    ** where the price Pu expressed in cents / cubic metre is defined as follows:
    Pu = (Pi * Er * 100 * 0.03842 / 1.055056) * 0.5
    Pi = lowest daily price in U.S. $/mmBtu published in the Gas Daily, a Platts Publication, for that day under the column "Absolute", for the Niagara export point if the terminal location is in the CDA delivery area, and the Iroquois export point if the terminal location is in the EDA

    Term of Contract

    A minimum of one year. A longer-term contract may be required if incremental assets/facilities have been procured/built for the customer. Migration from an unbundled rate to bundled rate may be restricted subject to availability of adequate transportation and storage assets.

    Right to Terminate Service

    The Company reserves the right to terminate service to customers served hereunder where the customer's failure to comply with the parameters of this rate schedule, including interruptible service and load balancing provisions, jeopardizes either the safety or reliability of the gas system. The Company shall provide notice to the customer of such termination; however, no notice is required to alleviate emergency conditions.

    Load Balancing

    Any difference between actual daily-metered consumption and the actual daily volume of gas delivered to the system less the UFG shall first be provided under the provisions of Rate 315 - Gas Storage Service, if applicable. Any remaining difference will be subject to the Load Balancing Provisions.

    LOAD BALANCING PROVISIONS

    Load Balancing Provisions shall apply at the customer's Terminal Location.

    In the event of an imbalance any excess delivery above the customer's actual consumption or delivery less than the actual consumption shall be subject to the Load Balancing Provisions.

    Definitions
    Aggregate Delivery

    The Aggregate Delivery for a customer's account shall equal the sum of the confirmed nominations of the customer for delivery of gas to the applicable delivery area from all pipeline sources including where applicable, the confirmed nominations of the customer for Storage Service under Rate 316 or Rate 315 and any available No-Notice Storage Service under Rate 315 for delivery of gas to the Applicable Delivery Area.

    Applicable Delivery Area

    The Applicable Delivery Area for each customer shall be specified by contract as a Primary Delivery Area. Where system-operating conditions permit, the Company, in its sole discretion, may accept a Secondary Delivery Area as the Applicable Delivery Area by confirming the customer's nomination of such area. Confirmation of a Secondary Delivery Area for a period of a gas day shall cause such area to become the Applicable Delivery Area for such day. Where delivery occurs at both a Terminal Location and a Secondary Delivery Area on a given day, the sum of the confirmed deliveries may not exceed Contract Demand, unless Demand Overrun and/or Make-up Gas is authorized.

    Primary Delivery Area

    The Primary Delivery Area shall be delivery area such as EGD's Central Delivery Area (CDA) or EGD's Eastern Delivery Area (EDA), or other Delivery Area as specified in the applicable Service Contract.

    Secondary Delivery Area

    A Secondary Delivery Area may be a delivery area such as Dawn where the Company, at its sole discretion, determines that operating conditions permit gas deliveries for a customer.

    Actual Consumption

    The Actual Consumption of the customer shall be the metered quantity of gas consumed at the customer's premise.

    Net Available Delivery

    The Net Available Delivery shall equal the Aggregate Delivery times one minus the annually determined percentage of Unaccounted for Gas (UFG) as reported by the Company.

    Daily Imbalance

    The Daily Imbalance shall be the absolute value of the difference between Actual Consumption and Net Available Delivery.

    Cumulative Imbalance

    The Cumulative Imbalance shall be the sum of the difference between Actual Consumption and Net Available Delivery.

    Maximum Contractual Imbalance

    The Maximum Contractual Imbalance shall be equal to 60% of the customer's Contract Demand.

    Winter and Summer Seasons

    The winter season shall commence on the date that the Company provides notice of the start of the winter period and conclude on the date that the Company provides notice of the end of the winter period. The summer season shall constitute all other days. The Company shall provide advance notice to the customer of the start and end of the winter season as soon as reasonably possible, but in no event not less than 2 days prior to the start or end.

    Operational Flow Order

    An Operational Flow Order (OFO) shall constitute an issuance of instructions to protect the operational capacity and integrity of the Company's system, including distribution and/or storage assets, and/or connected transmission pipelines.

    Enbridge Gas Distribution, acting reasonably, may call for an OFO in the following circumstances:

    • Capacity constraint on the system, or portions of the system, or upstream systems, that are fully utilized;
    • Conditions where the potential exists that forecasted system demand plus reserves for short notice services provided by the Company and allowances for power generation customers' balancing requirements would exceed facility capabilities and/or provisions of 3rd party contracts;
    • Pressures on the system or specific portions of the system are too high or too low for safe operations;
    • Storage system constraints on capacity or pressure or caused by equipment problems resulting in limited ability to inject or withdraw from storage;
    • Pipeline equipment failures and/or damage that prohibits the flow of gas;
    • Any and all other circumstances where the potential for system failure exists.

    Daily Balancing Fee

    On any day where the customer has a Daily Imbalance the customer shall pay a Daily Balancing Fee equal to:

    (Tier 1 Quantity X Tier 1 Fee) + (Tier 2 Quantity X Tier 2 Fee) + (Applicable Penalty Fee for Imbalance in excess of the Maximum Contractual Imbalance X the amount of Daily Imbalance in excess of the Maximum Contractual Imbalance)

    Where Tier 1 and 2 Fees and Quantities are set forth as follows:

    Tier 1 = Daily Imbalance of greater than 2% but less than 10% of the Maximum Contractual Imbalance and shall be subject to a charge of 0.8833 ¢/m³


  8. Tier 2 = Daily Imbalance of greater than 10% but less than Maximum Contractual Imbalance shall be subject to a charge of 1.06 ¢/m³

    The customers shall also pay any Load Balancing Agreement (LBA) charges imposed by the pipeline on days when the customer has a Daily Imbalance provided such imbalance matches the direction of the pipeline imbalance. LBA charges shall first be allocated to customers served under Rate 125 and 300. The system bears a portion of these charges only to the extent that the system incurs such charges based on its operation excluding the operation of customers under Rates 125 and 300. In that event, LBA charges shall be prorated based on the relative imbalances.

    A Daily Imbalance in excess of the Maximum Contractual Imbalance shall be deemed to be Unauthorized Supply Overrun or Underrun gas, as appropriate.

    Customer's Actual Consumption cannot exceed Net Available Delivery when the Company issues an Operational Flow Order in the winter. Net nominations must not be less than consumption at the Terminal Location. Any negative Daily Imbalance on a winter Operational Flow Order day shall be deemed to be Unauthorized Supply Overrun. Customer's Net Available Delivery cannot exceed Actual Consumption when the Company issues an Operational Flow Order in the summer. Actual Consumption must not be less than net nomination at the Terminal Location. Any positive Daily Imbalance on a summer Operational Flow Order day shall be deemed to be Unauthorized Supply Underrun.

    The Company will waive Daily Balancing Fee and Cumulative Imbalance Charge on the day of an Operational Flow Order if the customer used less gas than the amount the customer delivered to the system during the winter season or the customer used more gas than the amount the customer delivered to the system during the summer season. The Company will issue a 24-hour advance notice to customers of Operational Flow Orders and suspension of Load Balancing Provisions.

    Cumulative Imbalance Charges

    Customers may trade Cumulative Imbalances within a delivery area.

    Customers shall be permitted to nominate Make-up Gas, subject to operating constraints, provided that Make-up Gas plus Aggregate Delivery do not exceed Contract Demand. The Company may, on days with no operating constraints, authorize Make-up Gas that, in conjunction with Aggregate Delivery, exceeds Contract Demand.

    The customer's Cumulative Imbalance cannot exceed its Maximum Contractual Imbalance. The excess imbalance shall be deemed to be Unauthorized Overrun or Underrun gas, as appropriate.

    The Cumulative Imbalance Fee applicable daily, is 0.7406 ¢/m³ per unit of imbalance.

    The customer's Cumulative Imbalance shall be equal to zero within five (5) days from the last day of the Service Contract.


  9. Effective Date

    To apply to bills rendered for gas delivered on and after April 1, 2018. This rate schedule is effective April 1, 2018 and replaces the identically numbered rate schedule that specifies implementation date, January 1, 2018 and that indicates the Board Order, EB-2017-0347, effective January 1, 2018.

For rate 125 or 300 applicants who need natural gas storage.

Applicability

This rate is available to any customer taking service under Distribution Rates 125 and 300. It requires a Service Contract that identifies the required storage space and deliverability. In addition, the customer shall maintain a positive balance of gas in storage at all times or forfeit the use of Storage Services for Load Balancing and No-Notice Storage Service.

A daily nomination for storage injection and withdrawal except for No-Notice Storage Service, hereunder, which is used automatically for daily Load Balancing, shall also be required.

The maximum hourly injections / withdrawals shall equal 1/24th of the daily Storage Demand. No-Notice Storage Service is available up to the maximum daily withdrawal rights less the nominated withdrawal or the maximum daily injection rights less the nominated injections.

Storage space shall be based on either of two storage allocation methodologies: (customer's average winter demand - customer's average annual demand) x 151, or [(17 x customers's maximum hourly demand) / 0.1] x 0.57. Customers have the option to select from these two storage space allocation methods the one that best suits their requirements.

Maximum deliverability shall be 1.2% of contracted storage space. The customer may inject and withdraw gas based on the quantity of gas in storage and the limitations specified in the Service Contract. Both injection and withdrawal shall be subject to applicable storage ratchets as determined by the Company and posted from time to time.

Character of Service

Service shall be firm when used in conjuction wiith firm distribution service. Service is interruptible when used in conjunction with interruptible distribution service. All service is subject to contract terms and force majeure.

The service is available on two bases:

  1. Service nominated daily based on the available capacity and gas in storage up to the maximum contracted daily deliverability; and
  2. No-Notice Storage Service for daily Load Balancing consistent with the maximum hourly deliverability.

Rate
The following rates and charges shall apply in respect to all gas received by the Company from and delivered by the Company to storage on behalf of the Applicant.

Monthly Customer Charge
Storage Reservation Charge
Monthly Storage Space Demand
Monthly Storage Deliverability/Injection Demand Charge
Injection & Withdrawal Unit Charge
Monthly Minimum Bill:The sum of the Monthly Customer Charge
plus Monthly Demand Charges
Cap and Trade Customer Related Charge(if applicable)
Cap and Trade Facility Related Charge

Fuel Ratio Requirement
The Fuel Ratio per unit of gas injected and withdrawn is 0.35%.

All Storage Space and Deliverability/Injection Demand Charges are applicable monthly. Injection and withdrawal charges are applicable to each unit of gas injected or withdrawn based on daily nominations and No-Notice Storage Service quantities.

All deemed withdrawal quantities under the No-Notice Storage Service provisions of this rate will be adjusted for the UFG provisions applicable to the distribution service rates.

In addition, for each unit of injection or withdrawal there will be an applicable fuel charge adjustment expressed as a percent of gas.

Terms and Conditions of Service

  1. Nominated Storage Service

    Nominations under this rate shall only be accepted at the standard North American Energy Standards Board ("NAESB") nomination windows. The customer may elect to nominate all or a portion of the available withdrawal capacity for delivery to the applicable Primary Delivery Area, which may be EGD's Central Delivery Area (CDA) or EGD's Eastern Delivery Area (EDA). All volumes nominated from storage are delivered first for purposes of daily Load Balancing of available supply assets. When system conditions permit, the customer may nominate all or a portion of the available withdrawal capacity for delivery to Dawn or to the customer's Primary Delivery Area for purposes other than consumption at the customer's own meter.

    Storage not nominated for delivery will be available for No-Notice Storage Service. The sum of gas nominated for storage injection and for the Terminal Location shall not exceed the customer's Contract Demand (CD).

    The customer may also nominate gas for delivery into storage by nominating the storage delivery area as the Primary Delivery Area. Gas nominated for storage delivery will not be available for No-Notice Storage Service. The sum of gas nominated for storage injection and for the Terminal Location shall not exceed the customer's CD. Any gas in excess of the contract demand will be subject to cash out as injection overrun gas.

    The Company reserves the right to limit injection and withdrawal rights to all storage customers in certain situations, such as major maintenance or construction projects, and may reduce nominations for injections and withdrawals over and above applicable storage ratchets. The Company will provide customers with one week's notice of its intent to limit injection and withdrawal rights, and at the same time, shall provide its best estimate of the duration and extent of the limitations.

    In situations where the Company limits injection and withdrawal rights, the Company shall proportionately reduce the Storage Deliverability/Injection Demand Charge for affected customers based on the number of days the limitation is in effect and the difference between Deliverability/Injection Demand, subject to applicable storage ratchets, and the quantity of gas actually delivered or injected.

  2. No-Notice Storage Service

    The Company, at its sole discretion based on operating conditions, may provide a No-Notice Storage Service that allows customers taking gas under distribution service rates to balance daily deliveries using this Storage Service. No-Notice Storage Service requires that the customer grant the Company the exclusive right to use unscheduled service available from storage to reduce the daily imbalance associated with the actual consumption of the customer.

    No-Notice Storage Service is limited to the available, unscheduled withdrawal or injection capacity under contract to serve a customer. Where the customer serves multiple delivery locations from a single storage Service Contract, the customer shall specify the order in which gas is to be delivered to each Terminal Location served under a distribution Service Contract. The specified order of deliveries shall be used to administer Load Balancing Provisions to each Terminal Location.

    The availability of No-Notice Storage Service is subject to and reduced by any service schedule from or to storage. To the extent that the quantity of gas available in storage is insufficient to meet the requirements of the customer under a No-Notice Storage Service, the customer will be unable to use the service on a no-notice basis for Load Balancing service. To the extent that the scheduled injections into storage plus No-Notice Storage Service exceed the maximum limit for injection, No-Notice Storage Service will be reduced and the remainder of the gas will constitute a daily imbalance. Gas delivered in excess of the maximum injection quantity shall be deemed injection overrun gas and cashed out at 50% of the lowest index price of gas.

Other provisions
If the customer elects to use the contracted storage capacity at less than the full volumetric capacity of the storage, the Company may inject its own gas provided that such injection does not reduce the right of the customer to withdraw the full amount of gas injected on any day during the withdrawal season or to schedule its full injection right during the injection season.

Term of Contract
A minimum of one year.
A longer-term contract may be required if incremental contracts/assets/facilities have been procured/built for the customer.

Customer Index
Index of Customers 

Customer Protection - STAR

Gas Storage Information
Storage Inventory

Design Capacity

If you have any questions regarding In-Franchise Storage, call the Enbridge Volume Planner at 780-420-8831 or Supply Management Services at 780-420-8850.

Effective Date
To apply to bills rendered for gas delivered on and after April 1, 2018. This rate schedule is effective April 1, 2018 and replaces the identically numbered rate schedule that specifies effective date, January 1, 2018 and that indicates the Board Order, EB-2017-0347, effective January 1, 2018.

For rate 125 or 300 applicants who need natural gas storage.

Applicability

This rate is available to any customer taking service under Distribution Rates 125 and 300. It requires a Service Contract that identifies the required storage space and deliverability. In addition, the customer shall maintain a positive balance of gas in storage at all times or forfeit the use of Storage Services for Load Balancing and No-Notice Storage Service.

A daily nomination for storage injection and withdrawal except for No-Notice Storage Service, hereunder, which is used automatically for daily Load Balancing, shall also be required.

The maximum hourly injections / withdrawals shall equal 1/24th of the daily Storage Demand. No-Notice Storage Service is available up to the maximum daily withdrawal rights less the nominated withdrawal or the maximum daily injection rights less the nominated injections.

Storage space shall be based on either of two storage allocation methodologies: (customer's average winter demand - customer's average annual demand) x 151, or [(17 x customers's maximum hourly demand) / 0.1] x 0.57. Customers have the option to select from these two storage space allocation methods the one that best suits their requirements.

Maximum deliverability shall be 1.2% of contracted storage space. The customer may inject and withdraw gas based on the quantity of gas in storage and the limitations specified in the Service Contract. Both injection and withdrawal shall be subject to applicable storage ratchets as determined by the Company and posted from time to time.

Character of Service

Service shall be firm when used in conjunction with firm distribution service. Service is interruptible when used in conjunction with interruptible distribution service. All service is subject to contract terms and force majeure.

The service is nominated based on the available capacity and gas in storage up to the maximum contracted daily deliverability.

Rate

The following rates and charges shall apply in respect to all gas received by the Company from and delivered by the Company to storage on behalf of the Applicant.

Monthly Customer Charge
Storage Reservation Charge
Monthly Storage Space Demand
Monthly Storage Deliverability/Injection Demand Charge
Injection & Withdrawal Unit Charge
Monthly Minimum Bill:The sum of the Monthly Customer Charge
plus Monthly Demand Charges
Cap and Trade Customer Related Charge(if applicable)
Cap and Trade Facility Related Charge

Fuel Ratio Requirement

The Fuel Ratio per unit of gas injected and withdrawn is 0.35%.

All Storage Space and Deliverability/Injection Demand Charges are applicable monthly. Injection and withdrawal charges are applicable to each unit of gas injected or withdrawn based on daily nominations.

In addition, for each unit of injection or withdrawal there will be an applicable fuel charge adjustment expressed as a percent of gas.

Terms and Conditions of Service

Nominated Storage Service

The customer shall nominate storage injections and withdrawals daily. The customer may change daily nominations based on the nomination windows within a day as defined by the customer contract with Union Gas Limited and TransCanad PipeLines (TCPL).

The customer may elect to nominate all or a portion of the available withdrawal capacity for delivery to the applicable Primary Delivery Area.

The Company reserves the right to limit injection and withdrawal rights to all storage customers in certain situations, such as major maintenance or construction projects, and may reduce nominations for injections and withdrawals over and above applicable storage ratchets. The Company will provide customers with one week's notice of its intent to limit injection and withdrawal rights, and at the same time, shall provide its best estimate of the duration and extent of the limitations.

In situations where the Company limits injection and withdrawal rights, the Company shall proportionately reduce the Storage Deliverability/Injection Demand Charge for affected customers based on the number of days the limitation is in effect and the difference between Deliverability/Injection Demand, subject to applicable storage ratchets, and the quantity of gas actually delivered or injected.

The customer may transfer the title of gas in storage.

Other Provisions

If the customer elects to use the contracted storage capacity at less than the full volumetric capacity of the storage, the Company may inject its own gas provided that such injection does not reduce the right of the customer to withdraw the full amount of gas injected on any day during the withdrawal season or to schedule its full injection right during the injection season.

Term of Contract

A minimum of one year.

A longer-term contract may be required if incremental contracts/assets/facilities have been procured/built for the customer.

Customer Index

Index of Customers

Customer Protection - STAR

Gas Storage Information

Storage Inventory

Design Capacity

If you have any questions regarding In-Franchise Storage, call the Enbridge Volume Planner at 780-420-8831 or Supply Management Services at 780-420-8850.

Effective Date

To apply to bills rendered for gas delivered on or after April 1, 2018. This rate schedule is effective April 1, 2018 and replaces the identically numbered rate schedule that specifies implementation date, January 1, 2018 and that indicates the Board Order, EB-2017-0347, effective January 1, 2018.

For applicants whose delivery of natural gas to us for transportation to a terminal location has been interrupted prior to delivery.

Applicability

To any Applicant whose delivery of natural gas to the Company for transportation to a Terminal Location has been interrupted prior to the delivery of such gas to the Company.

Character of Service

The volume of gas available for backstopping in any day shall be determined by the Company exercising its sole discretion. If the aggregate daily demand for service under this Rate Schedule exceeds the supply available for such day, the available supply shall be allocated to firm service customers on a first requested basis and any balance shall be available to interruptible customers on a first requested basis.

Rate

The rates applicable in the circumstances contemplated by this Rate Schedule, in lieu of the Gas Supply Charges specified in any of the Company's other Rate Schedules pursuant to which the Applicant is taking service, shall be as follows:

Billing Month
Gas Supply Charge
Per cubic metre of gas sold
Cap and Trade Customer Related Charge(if applicable)
Cap and Trade Facility Related Charge

Provided that if upon the request of an Applicant, the Company quotes a rate to apply to gas which is delivered to the Applicant at a particular Terminal Location on a particular day or days and to which this Rate Schedule is applicable (which rate shall not be less than the Company's avoided cost in the circumstances at the time nor greater than the otherwise applicable rate specified above), then the Gas Supply Charge applicable to such gas shall be the rate quoted by the Company.

Effective Date

To apply to bills rendered for gas consumed by customers on and after April 1, 2018 under Sales Service and Transportation Service. This rate schedule is effective April 1, 2018 and replaces the identically numbered rate schedule that specifies implementation date, January 1, 2018 and that indicates the Board Order, EB-2017-0347, effective January 1, 2018.

Applies to the Transmission and Compression Service Agreement with Union Gas Limited from April 1, 1989, and the Transmission, Compression and Pool Storage Service Agreement with Central Gas Ontario Inc. from May 30, 1994.

Applicability
Service under this rate schedule shall apply to the Transmission and Compression Service Agreement with Union Gas Limited dated April 1, 1989, and the Transmission, Compression and Pool Storage Service Agreement with Centra Gas Ontario Inc. dated May 30, 1994. Service shall be provided subject to the terms and conditions specified in the Service Agreement.

Rate
The Customer shall pay for service rendered in each month in a contract year, the sum of the following applicable charges:

Demand charge for
Annual Turnover Volume
Maximum Daily Withdrawal Volume
Commodity charge
Cap and Trade Customer Related Charge (if applicable)
Cap and Trade Facility Related Charge

Fuel Ratio Requirement
Fuel Ratio applicable to per unit of gas injected and withdrawn is 0.35%.

Minimum Bill
The minimum monthly bill shall be the sum of the applicable Demand Charges as stated in Rate Section above.

Excess Volume and Overrun Rates
In addition to the charges provided for in the Rate Section above, the Customer shall pay, for services rendered, the sum of the following applicable charges as they are incurred:

Terms and Conditions of Service

  1. Excess Volumes will be billed at the total of the Excess Volume Charges as stated above.
  2. Transmission and Compression, and Pool Storage Overrun Service will be billed according to the following:
  • At the end of each month, in a contract year, the Company will make a determination, for each day in the month, of:
    • the difference between the volume of gas actually delivered, exclusive of the fuel volume, for Customer's account into the Company System, at the Point of Delivery and the Customer's Maximum Daily Injection Volume, and
    • the difference between the volume of gas actually delivered, exclusive of the fuel volume, for Customer's account from the Company System, at the Point of Delivery, and the Customer's Maximum Daily Withdrawal Volume.
Transmission and Compression
Authorized
Unauthorized
Pool Storage
Authorized
Unauthorized

For each day of the month, where any such differences exceed 2.0% of the Customer's relevant Maximum Daily Injection Volume and/or Maximum Daily Withdrawal Volume, the Customer shall pay a charge equal to the relevant Overrun rates, as stated above, for such differences.

Billing Adjustment

  1. Injection deficiency – If at the beginning of any Withdrawal Period the Customer's Storage Balance is less than the Customer's Annual Turnover Volume, due solely to the Company's inability to inject gas for any reason other than the fault of the Customer, then the applicable Demand Charge for Annual Turnover Volume for the contract year beginning the prior April 1 as stated in Rate Section as applicable, shall be adjusted by multiplying each by a fraction, the numerator of which shall be the Customer's Storage Gas Balance as of the beginning of such Withdrawal Period and the denominator shall be the Customer's Annual Turnover Volume as it may have been established for the then current year.
  2. Withdrawal deficiency – If in any month in a contract year for any reason other than the fault of the Customer, the Company fails or is unable to deliver during any one or more days, the amount of gas which the Customer has nominated, up to the maximum volumes which the Company is obligated by the Agreement to deliver to the Customer, then the Demand Charge for maximum Contract Daily Withdrawal Volume in the contract year otherwise payable for the month in which such failure occurs, as stated in Rate Section above, as applicable, shall be reduced by an amount for each day of deficiency to be calculated as follows: The Demand Charge for maximum Contract Daily Withdrawal Volume for the contract year for the month will be divided by 30.4 and the result obtained will then be multiplied by a fraction, the numerator being the difference between the nominated volume for such day and the delivered volume for such day and the denominator being the Customer's maximum Contract Daily Withdrawal Volume for such contract year.

Terms and Expressions
In the application of this Rate Schedule to each of the Agreements, terms and expressions used in this Rate Schedule have the meanings ascribed thereto in such Agreement.

Effective Date
To apply to bills rendered for gas delivered on and after April 1, 2018. This rate schedule is effective April 1, 2018 and replaces the identically numbered rate schedule that specifies implementation date, January 1, 2018 and that indicates the Board Order, EB-2017-0347, effective January 1, 2018.

For an applicant who, under a storage contract with us, delivers natural gas to us that we then deliver back to the applicant.

Applicability
To any Applicant who enters into a Storage Contract with the Company for delivery by the Applicant to the Company and re-delivery by the Company to the Applicant of a volume of natural gas owned by the Applicant.

Character of Service
Service under this rate is for Full Cycle or Short Cycle storage service; with firm or interruptible injection and withdrawal service, all as may be available from time to time.

Rate
The following rates and charges shall apply in respect of all gas received by the Company from and re-delivered by the Company to the Applicant.

Monthly Demand Charge per unit of Annual Turnover Volume
Minimum
Maximum
Monthly Demand Charge per unit of Contracted Daily Withdrawal
Minimum
Maximum
Commodity Charge per unit of gas delivered to / received from storage
Minimum
Maximum
Cap and Trade Customer Related Charge (if applicable)
Cap and Trade Facility Related Charge

Fuel Ratio Requirement
The Fuel Ratio per unit of gas injected and withdrawn is 0.35%.


Transacting in Energy
The conversion factor is 37.74 MJ/m³, which corresponds to Union Gas' System Wide Average Heating Value, as per the Board's RP–1999–0017 Decision with Reasons.


Minimum Bill
The minimum monthly bill shall be the sum of the applicable Demand Charges.


Overrun Rates
The units rates stated below will apply to overrun volumes. The provision of Authorized Overrun service will be at the Company's sole discretion.

Authorized Overrun Annual Turnover Volume Negotiable, not to exceed
Authorized Overrun Daily Injection/Withdrawal Negotiable, not to exceed
Unauthorized Overrun Annual Turnover Volume Excess Storage Balance
September 1 – November 30
December 1 – October 31
Unauthorized Overrun Annual Turnover Volume Negative Storage Balance
Minimum
Maximum
Cap and Trade Customer Related Charge (if applicable)
Cap and Trade Facility Related Charge

Terms and Conditions of Service

  1. All Services are available at the Company's sole discretion.
  2. Delivery and Re–delivery of the volume of natural gas shall be from/to the facilities of Union Gas Limited and/or TransCanada PipeLines Limited in Dawn Township and/or Niagara Gas Transmission Limited in Moore Township.
  3. The Customers daily injections or withdrawals will be adjusted to provide for the fuel ratio stated in the Fuel Ratio Section. In the event that a Short Cycle service does not require fuel for injection or/and withdrawal, the fuel ratio commodity charge may be waived.

 

Effective Date
To apply to bills rendered for gas delivered on and after April 1, 2018. This rate schedule is effective April 1, 2018 and replaces the identically numbered rate schedule that specifies implementation date, January 1, 2018 and that indicates the Board Order, EB-2017-0347, effective January 1, 2018.

For applicants who transport natural gas on our Tecumseh Transmission System.

Applicability

To any Applicant who enters into an agreement with the Company pursuant to the Rate 331 Tariff ("Tariff"), as approved by the Board from time to time, for transportation service on the Company's pipelines extending from Tecumseh to Dawn ("Tecumseh Pipeline"), as such locations are defined in the Tariff. The Company will receive gas at Tecumseh and deliver the gas at Dawn. Capitalized terms used in this Rate Schedule shall have the meanings ascribed to those terms in the Tariff.

Character of Service

Transportation service under this Rate Schedule may be available on a firm basis ("FT Service") or an interruptible basis ("IT Service"), subject to the terms and conditions of service set out in the Tariff and the applicable rates set out below.

Rate

The following rates, effective April 1, 2018, shall apply in respect of FT and IT Service under this Rate Schedule.

FT Service
IT Service
Cap and Trade Customer Related Charge (if applicable)
Cap and Trade Facility Related Charge

FT Service: The monthly demand charge shall be the sum of the products obtained by multiplying the applicable Maximum Daily Volume by the above demand rate.

IT Service: The monthly commodity charge shall be the product obtained by multiplying the applicable Delivery Volume for the Month by the above commodity rate.

Terms and Conditions of Service
The terms and conditions of FT and IT Service are set out in the Tariff. The provisions of PARTS I to IV of the Company's HANDBOOK OF RATES AND DISTRIBUTION SERVICES do not apply to Rate 331 service

Transportation Information
Open Season Notices 

Index of Customers

Customer Protection - STAR

Operationally Available Capacity

Tariffs
Defined Terms 

FT Service Agreement

FT Service Schedule

General Terms and Conditions

IT Service Agreement

IT Service Schedule

Service Request Form

If you have any questions regarding Rate 331 Transport, call the Enbridge Volume Planner at 780-420-8831 or Supply Management Services at 780-420-8850.

Effective Date
The Tariff was approved by the Board in Board Order EB-2010-0177, dated July 12, 2010, and is posted and available on the Company's website. In accordance with Section 1.6.2 of the Board's Storage and Transportation Access Rule, the Tariff does not apply to any Rate 331 service agreements executed prior to June 16, 2010.

For applicants who transport natural gas on our Tecumseh Transmission System.

Transportation Operationally Available

This page is updated daily by the Enbridge Volume Planning group. Scheduled volumes will be posted four hours after the nomination deadline closes. 
All nomination windows follow the NAESB guidelines.
Submit nominations prior to the close of the nomination window. All nominations are to be submitted in GJs. To convert to 103m3, divide the GJ volume by 38.6 - which is the Enbridge system posted Heat Value.
Posted time is Eastern Time Zone (ET)

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Firm Transportation service on the Albion Pipeline from Parkway Enbridge Gas Transmission to the Albion Road interconnect with TransCanada’s Kings North Pipeline

Applicability

To any Applicant who enters into an agreement with the Company pursuant to the Rate 332 Tariff ("Tariff"), as approved by the Board from time to time, for firm transportation service (FT Service) on its Albion Pipeline easterly from Parkway Enbridge Gas Transmission (Parkway EGT) to a new interconnect with the TransCanada PipeLines Limited Mainline at the Albion Road station.

The current FT capacity of the Albion Pipeline is approximately 1,200 TJ/ day.

Character of Service

Transportation service under this Rate Schedule shall be provided on a firm basis, subject to the terms and conditions set out in the Tariff and this Rate Schedule.

Rate

The following charges, effective April 1, 2018, shall apply for transportation service under this Rate Schedule

Monthly Contract Demand Charge
Authorized Overrun Charge
Cap and Trade Customer Related Charge (if applicable)
Cap and Trade Facility Related Charge

The Monthly Contract Demand charge is equal to the Daily Contract Demand of $0.0397 per GJ or $1.4963 per 10³ m³.

Monthly Minimum Bill The minimum monthly bill shall equal the applicable Monthly Contract Demand Charge times the Maximum Daily Quantity.

Authorized Overrun Service The Company may, in its sole discretion, authorize transportation of gas in excess of the Maximum Daily Quantity provided excess capacity is available. The excess volumes will be subject to the Authorized Overrun Charge.

In addition to the rates quoted above, Applicants taking Rate 332 transportation service will be required to pay any charges resulting from Board approved dispositions of Deferral and Variance account balances pertaining to Rate 332.

Terms and Conditions of Service
The terms and conditions of transportation service are set out in the Tariff.
The provisions of Parts I to IV of the Company's HANDBOOK OF RATES AND DISTRIBUTION SERVICES do not apply to Rate 332 transportation service.

Rate 332 FT Service Parameters

  • Receipt Point Parkway EGT (Union Gas)
  • Delivery Point Albion King’s North (TCPL)
  • Fuel not applicable
  • Authorized Overrun Service subject to availability

Transportation Information
Operationally Available (Capacity)

Index of Customers 

Tariffs and Rates
Tariff (includes FT Service Schedule and form of FT Service Agreement)

Effective Date
The Tariff was approved by the Board in Board Order EB-2016-0028 available on the Company's website.

For applicants who transport natural gas on our Tecumseh Transmission System.

Transportation Operationally Available

This page is updated daily by the Enbridge Volume Planning group. Scheduled volumes will be posted four hours after the nomination deadline closes. 
All nomination windows follow the NAESB guidelines.
Submit nominations prior to the close of the nomination window. All nominations are to be submitted in GJs. To convert to 103m3, divide the GJ volume by 38.6 - which is the Enbridge system posted Heat Value. 
Posted time is Eastern Time Zone (ET)


Today 12/12/2018
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If you have any questions regarding Rate 332 Transport, call Enbridge Volume Planner at 780-420-8831 or Supply Management Services at 780-420-8850

Riders are additional credits or charges applied to your rate schedule. Download the riders applicable to your rate schedule to find out how they will affect your natural gas costs.

  • Rider A – Transportation Service Rider
    Applies to all rates except rates 125 and 300 series. Review rider A

  • Rider B – Buy / Sell Service Rider
    Applies to all rates except rates 125 and 300 series. Review rider B

  • Rider C – Gas Cost Adjustment Rider
    Applies to all rates except rates 125 and 300 series. Review rider C
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  • Rider E - Revenue Adjustment Rider
    Applies to all rates. Review rider E

  • Rider F – Atmosphere Pressure Factors
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  • Rider G – Service Charges
    May apply to all rates. Review rider G

  • Rider H – Balancing Service Rider
    Applies to all rates. Review rider H
  • Rider I – System Expansion Surcharge
    Applies to all rates. Review rider I