Information for Large Volume Union North Rate Zone Customers

Enbridge Gas Inc. Receives Ontario Energy Board Approval for Rate Changes Effective Apr. 1, 2020

Enbridge Gas Inc. recently received approval from the Ontario Energy Board (OEB) for rate changes effective Apr. 1, 2020. These changes were proposed to the OEB earlier this month as part of the Quarterly Rate Adjustment Mechanism (QRAM) and approved as filed (EB-2020-0077).

In addition to updating rates in accordance with Enbridge Gas' Board-approved QRAM methodologies, Apr. 1, 2020 rates will reflect the OEB's Feb. 5, 2020 decision in EB-2019-0105 approving Enbridge Gas' 2018 Disposition of Deferral and Variance account balances. This account clearing will result in a one-time delivery adjustment being applied to the April 2020 bill of all customers who received contract rate delivery services in 2018 and a one-time gas supply transportation adjustment being applied to the bills of customers whom Union Gas (now operating as Enbridge Gas) provided upstream transportation services in 2018. North customers who received bundled storage services in 2018 will also see a one-time adjustment on their April bill. More information on the 2018 Disposition of Deferral and Variance account balances application can be found in our Feb. 26, 2020 communication.

Apr. 1, 2020 rates will also include an increase to the Federal Carbon Charge and Facility Carbon Charge as approved on an interim basis in Enbridge Gas' 2020 Federal Carbon Pricing Program proceeding (EB-2019-0247).

  Current Federal Carbon Charge (cents/m3) New Approved Federal Carbon Charge (cents/m3) Change (cents/m3)
Federal Carbon Charge 3.9100 5.8700 1.9600
Facility Carbon Charge – Union rate zones 0.0084 0.0088 0.0004

April 2020 QRAM

QRAM is the mechanism Enbridge Gas uses to review and adjust our rates for changes in natural gas prices. This is done every three months to reflect ongoing changes in the market price of natural gas and to adjust for the difference between the forecasted price of natural gas and actual price from prior periods.

Delivery Rates

The following changes to bundled delivery rates reflect quarterly updates to gas costs in delivery rates (compressor fuel, unaccounted for gas, and carrying costs of gas in inventory). This can be found on the "Delivery" line of the invoice.

  New Approved Delivery Rate Change
(cents/m3)
Rate 20 (0.0070)
Rate 100 (0.0001)

Rate 01 and Rate 10 Customers

Rate 01 and Rate 10 will also be changing effective Apr. 1, 2020. Customers can find current information on these rates on our website or in the notice included with their April bill.

Balancing Transaction Fees

Balancing transaction fees will be updated effective Apr. 1, 2020. For current rates, please see the Balancing Transaction Fee Schedule.

Full details of this filing (EB-2020-0077) can be found on our website. If you have any questions about this material, please contact your account manager.