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Rate 135

Seasonal Firm Service

Natural Gas Prices Have Changed

The Ontario Energy Board ("OEB") has approved changes to Enbridge Gas Distribution's charges effective October 1, 2017. On average, these changes will amount to a decrease of approximately 13% annually due to lower natural gas prices in North America. The decrease is due to lower natural gas prices in North America. The effect on your bill will depend on how much natural gas your organization uses.

Your current bill has been calculated using the new approved rates for gas consumed from October 1, 2017. The rate chart is included in this notice.

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, the difference is refunded or collected from customers through cost adjustments.


Gas Supply Charge

The Gas Supply Charge has decreased from 12.0558 cents per cubic metre ("¢/m³") to 9.8174 ¢/m³.

The Gas Supply component of the Cost Adjustment is currently a charge of 0.1326 ¢/m³. This charge combined with the Gas Supply Charge, results in a new total effective Gas Supply rate of 9.95 ¢/m³.

Enbridge Gas Distribution does not make a profit on the price of natural gas.

Delivery to You

The "Delivery to You" charge has decreased 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, related to greenhouse gas emissions from the natural gas you use and that we use to deliver it to you, effective January 1, 2017. If you are a customer who is a Non-Large Final Emitter you will be charged a cap and trade Customer Related Charge of 3.3181 ¢/m³ and the cap and trade Facility Related Charge of 0.0337 ¢/m³. If you are a Large Final Emitter you will only be charged the Facility Related Charge of 0.0337 ¢/m³. The effect on your bill will depend on how much natural gas your organization uses.

For more information on cap and trade, visit enbridgegas.com/capandtrade.


Transportation to Enbridge

The "Transportation to Enbridge" charge has decreased due to lower costs for transporting natural gas to Ontario.


Cost Adjustment

The total Cost Adjustment charge is (0.0014) ¢/m³, effective until September 30, 2018.

Site Restoration Clearance

The Site Restoration Clearance refund is 0.0114 ¢/m³, effective until December 31, 2017. It reflects changes in an estimate of ongoing and future site restoration costs. Site restoration costs are incurred when gas distribution pipelines are replaced or retired over the life of the gas distribution system.

Rate Adjustment

The OEB has also previously approved a Rate Adjustment. It is a charge of 0.1003 ¢/m³ to reflect the difference between the amount you paid for volumes consumed from January 1, 2016 to December 31, 2016 and the actual costs incurred. The total amount of the charge will be split over two months and appear on your October and November bills in two equal installments.

For further information

Enbridge Gas Distribution appreciates the opportunity to serve you and looks forward to the continuation of our business relationship. If you require further information with respect to this rate change, please call 1-855-311-2LBA (1-855-311-2522) or visit our website at: www.enbridgegas.com.

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 ("Terminal Location"), of an annual supply of natural gas of not less than 183 times a specified maximum daily volume of not less than 340000 cubic metres.


Character of Service:

Service shall be continuous (firm) except for events as specified in the Service Contract including force majeure. A maximum of five percent of the contracted annual volume may be taken by the Applicant in a single month during the months of December to March inclusively.


Rate:

Rates per cubic metre assume an energy content of 37.69 MJ/m³.

Billing Month Dec to Mar Apr to Nov
Monthly Customer Charge $115.08 $115.08


Delivery Charge (per month)
First 14000 m³ 7.0979 ¢/m³ 2.3979 ¢/m³
Next 28000 m³ 5.8979 ¢/m³ 1.6979 ¢/m³
Over 42000 m³ 5.4979 ¢/m³ 1.4979 ¢/m³
Gas Supply Load Balancing Charge 0 ¢/m³ 0 ¢/m³
Transportation Charge 5.3414 ¢/m³ 5.3414 ¢/m³
Transportation Dawn Charge 1.1404 ¢/m³ 1.1404 ¢/m³
System Sales Gas Supply Charge (if applicable *) 9.8174 ¢/m³ 9.8174 ¢/m³


Cap and Trade
Customer Related Charge (if applicable) 3.3181 ¢/m³
Facility Related Charge 0.0337 ¢/m³


Cost Adjustment Breakdown
Components of Cost Adjustment
Gas Supply 0.1326 ¢/m³
Transportation (0.1340) ¢/m³
Load Balancing 0.0000 ¢/m³
Total (0.0014) ¢/m³


Site Restoration Clearance
Effective from January 1 to December 31 (0.0114) ¢/m³

* Note: The Gas Supply Charge is applicable if the customer purchases their natural gas requirement from Enbridge Gas Distribution.

 

The rates quoted above shall be subject to the Gas Cost Adjustment contained in Rider "C", the Site Restoration Clearance adjustment contained in Rider "D" and the Revenue Adjustment Rider contained in Rider "E". In addition, meter readings will be adjusted by the Atmospheric Pressure Factor relevant to the customer's location as shown in Rider "F". The Gas Supply Charge is applicable if the Applicant is not providing its own supply of natural gas for transportation.

For information on the new quarterly rate adjustment mechanism and the expected year end gas supply charge adjustment (Purchase Gas Variance Account 'PGVA clearing'), please see the PGVA explanation page.


Direct Purchase Arrangements:

Rider "A" or Rider "B" shall be applicable to Applicants who enter into Direct Purchase Arrangements under this Rate Schedule.

The applicant has the option of delivering either Option a) a Mean Daily Volume ("MDV") based on 12 months, or Option b) a Modified Mean Daily Volume ("MMDV") based on nine months of deliveries. Authorized Volumes for the months of January, February and March would be zero under option b).


Unauthorized Overrun Gas Rate:

When the Applicant takes Unauthorized Supply Overrun Gas, the Applicant shall purchase such gas at a rate of 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 EDA respectively.

Failure to deliver a volume of gas equal to the Mean Daily Volume set out in the Service Contract during the months of December to March inclusive may result in the Applicant not being eligible for service under this rate in a subsequent contract period, at the Company's sole discretion.

Failure to deliver a volume of gas equal to the Modified Mean Daily Volume under Option b) set out in the Service Contract during the month of December may result in the Applicant not being eligible for service under this rate in a subsequent contract period, at the Company's sole discretion.


Seasonal Credit:

Rate per cubic metre of Mean Daily Volume from December to March: $0.77/m³
Rate per cubic metre of Modified Mean Daily Volume for December: $0.77/m³


Seasonal Overrun Charge:

During the months of December through March inclusively, any volume of gas taken in a single month in excess of 0.05 % of the annual contract volume (Seasonal Overrun Monthly Volume) will be subject to Seasonal Overrun Charges in place of both the Delivery and Gas Supply Load Balancing Charges. The Seasonal Overrun Charge applicable for the months of December and March shall be calculated as 2.0 times the sum of the Gas Supply Load Balancing Charge and the maximum Delivery Charge. The Seasonal Overrun Charge applicable for the months of January and February shall be calculated as 5.0 times the sum of the Load Balancing Charge and the maximum Delivery Charge.


Seasonal Overrun Charges:

December and March:
24.8786 ¢/m³
January and February:
62.1965 ¢/m³


Minimum Bill

Per cubic metre of Annual Volume Deficiency: (See Terms and Conditions of Service) 9.2775 ¢/m³


Terms and Conditions of Service:

The provisions of PARTS III and IV of the Company's HANDBOOK OF RATES AND DISTRIBUTION SERVICES apply, as contemplated therein, to service under this Rate Schedule.


Effective Date:

To apply to bills rendered for gas consumed by customers on and after October 1, 2017 under Sales Service and Transportation Service. This rate schedule is effective October 1, 2017 and replaces the identically numbered rate schedule that specifies implementation date, July 1, 2017 and that indicates the Board Order, EB-2017-0181, effective July 1, 2017.


EFFECTIVE DATE:
  October 1, 2017

IMPLEMENTATION DATE:
  October 1, 2017

BOARD ORDER:
  EB-2017-0281

REPLACING RATE EFFECTIVE:
  July 1, 2017