High Deliverability Storage Service

An Offering from Enbridge Gas Distribution

As Enbridge Gas Distribution Inc. (the Company) indicated during the Natural Gas Electricity Interface Review (NGEIR) proceeding, it is prepared to procure high deliverability gas storage with intra day flexibility, delivered to Dawn, for its in-franchise customers who request such service.

The Company will provide two alternatives to assist its in-franchise customers to obtain such service. As directed by the Ontario Energy Board (OEB), these alternatives will be administered as unregulated services.


RFP Service

The Company will, upon request, conduct a request for proposals (RFP) on behalf of an in-franchise customer to procure high deliverability service, delivered to Dawn, from third parties. The customer will then be able to directly enter into a contract with the RFP respondent(s) who best meets the customer's needs.

Some of the important aspects of this offering are as follows, as will be set out in a service agreement between the Company and the customer:

  • Interested customers will provide the Company with information about the service they wish to receive, including amount of storage space, deliverability and term duration and the accommodation of additional nomination windows (beyond the standard NAESB nomination windows), to complement whatever nomination windows the customer uses for transmission and distribution service.
  • The Company will conduct an RFP on the customer's behalf to procure from the market the services necessary to support the customer's request, and will provide the customer with the results of the RFP process, and if required, will assist the customer to evaluate the proposals received.
  • The Company will charge the customer an administrative fee for providing this service.
  • The terms of the specific storage service procured by the customer will depend upon the third party proposal(s) accepted and the terms of any contract entered into between the customer and the third party service provider(s). The customer must provide the Company with sufficient lead time to meet any required service commencement date.

Cost Pass-Through High Deliverability Service

Alternately, the Company will, upon request, procure high deliverability gas storage on an in-franchise customer's behalf. The Company will not provide this service using its own regulated storage assets, but instead will meet its customers' requests by obtaining service from the open market on behalf of those customers.

Some of the important aspects of this offering are as follows:

  • Interested customers will provide the Company with information about the service they wish to receive, including amount of storage space, deliverability and term duration and the accommodation of additional nomination windows (beyond the standard NAESB nomination windows), to complement whatever nomination windows the customer uses for transmission and distribution service.
  • The Company will conduct an RFP process to procure from the market the 3rd party service(s) necessary to support the customer's request and will then provide the customer with information about the pricing and timing for the service, at which time the customer will indicate whether it will commit to the service.
  • The pricing will reflect the costs that the Company will incur to obtain the necessary 3rd party service(s) from the market and the administrative, legal, and financial security costs of acquiring and providing such service(s).
  • The earliest commencement date will depend on the time that it takes for the Company to conduct the RFP process and enter into a contract with the customer or 3rd party service provider(s). As a result, the customer must provide the Company with sufficient lead time to meet any required commencement date.
  • The contract terms for this high deliverability service will reflect the terms of the 3rd party service(s) procured by the Company from the market to match the customer's request.
  • The Company will facilitate additional nomination windows (beyond the standard NAESB nomination windows), as long as the customer has contracted for the same additional nomination windows for transmission and distribution service.
  • This high deliverability storage service will be administered separately from the Company's Board-approved regulated storage rates and the allocation of cost-based storage space at 1.2% ratcheted deliverability applies only to the Company's Board-approved storage rates and cannot be used for high deliverability storage service.

For more information about these offerings, please contact your account executive at Enbridge Gas Distribution.