Rate 315

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 Mapplication_pdf.16x16.png 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: $150.00
Storage Reservation Charge:
Monthly Storage Space Demand 0.0504 ¢/m³
Monthly Storage Deliverability/Injection Demand Charge 22.6256 ¢/m³
Injection & Withdrawal Unit Charge: 0.3216 ¢/m³
Monthly Minimum Bill: The sum of the Monthly Customer Charge
plus Monthly Demand Charges
 
Cap and Trade Customer Related Charge: (if applicable) 0.0000 ¢/m³
Cap and Trade Facility Related Charge: 0.0048 ¢/m³


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

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Gas Storage Information

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If you have any questions regarding In-Franchise Storage, please do not hesitate to 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 October 1, 2017. This rate schedule is effective October 1, 2017 and replaces the identically numbered rate schedule that specifies effective 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