Residential Customers - Rate 1

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 January 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 January 1, 2018 is 5.4357 ¢/m³ and results in an increase of about $2.27 per year for a typical customer due to higher 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 1.1650 ¢/m³ and results in an increase of about $0.59 per year for a typical customer due to higher 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 increased by approximately $27.71 per year for a typical customer due to higher delivery related costs and changes to Enbridge's rates for 2018.

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 refund of (0.0080) ¢/m³ for Delivery and a refund of (0.1369) ¢/m³ for Transportation. This cost adjustment is in effect until December 31, 2018.

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.

Site Restoration Clearance

The Site Restoration Clearance refund reflected changes in an estimate of ongoing and future site restoration costs. The refund is no longer effective as of January 1, 2018. This results in an increase of about $27.07 per year for a typical customer.

Residential Rates

Charges for gas used from January 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 Monthly Rates
January 1, 2018
Annualized
Increase/(Decrease)
Customer Charge $20 No Change
Gas Supply Charge Your price is based on your contract with your marketer.
Delivery to You See breakdown below* $27.71
Cap and Trade (included in Delivery to You on the bill) 3.3518 ¢/m³ No Change


*Delivery to You Breakdown
Amount of gas used per month in cubic metres(m³) Cost in cents per cubic metre (¢/m³)
First 30 11.2927 ¢/m³
Next 55 10.6742 ¢/m³
Next 85 10.1899 ¢/m³
Over 170 9.8289 ¢/m³
Cap and Trade (included in Delivery to You on the bill) 3.3518 ¢/m³


Cost Adjustment Breakdown
Enbridge Provides Transportation
Transportation to Enbridge 5.4357 ¢/m³ $2.27
Transportation from Dawn (if applicable) 1.1650 ¢/m³ $0.59
Components of Cost Adjustment (0.1449) ¢/m³ ($1.23)
Transportation (0.1369) ¢/m³  
Delivery (0.0080) ¢/m³  


Site Restoration Clearance
Site Restoration Clearance 0.0000 ¢/m³ $27.07
Total Annual Change   $55.82*

Cost Adjustment Breakdown
Marketer Provides Transportation
Transportation to Enbridge Your price is based on your contract with your marketer.
Cost Adjustment (Delivery Component Only) (0.0080) ¢/m³ ($1.16)


Site Restoration Clearance
Site Restoration Clearance 0.0000 ¢/m³ $27.07
Total Annual Change   $53.62


*Excludes Transportation from Dawn


** Note: Penalty for late payment

Enbridge Gas Distribution charges are due when the bill is received, which is considered to be three days after 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.

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EFFECTIVE DATE:
  January 1, 2018

IMPLEMENTATION DATE:
  January 1, 2018

BOARD ORDER:
  EB-2017-0347

REPLACING RATE EFFECTIVE:
  October 1, 2017