Information for Energy Marketers

Enbridge Gas Inc. Files for Rate Changes Effective Jan. 1, 2020 (QRAM)

Enbridge Gas Inc. recently applied to the Ontario Energy Board (OEB) for rate changes effective Jan. 1, 2020. These changes were proposed to the OEB as part of the Quarterly Rate Adjustment Mechanism (QRAM) (EB-2019-0273).

In addition to updating rates in the EGD and Union rate zones in accordance with Enbridge Gas' Board-approved QRAM methodologies, Jan. 1, 2020 rates will reflect the OEB's Dec. 5, 2019 decision in EB-2019-0194 approving Phase 1 of Enbridge Gas' 2020 annual rate application. More information on the 2020 annual rate application can be found in our Nov. 25, 2019 communication.

January 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.

Information for EGD Rate Zone Customers

Utility Sales

  Current Gas Supply Commodity Charge*
(cents/m3)
Proposed Gas Supply Commodity Charge*
(cents/m3)
Change (cents/m3)
Rate 100 8.9964 9.3705 0.3741
Rate 110 8.9389 9.3130 0.3741
Rate 115 8.9389 9.3130 0.3741
Rate 135 8.9461 9.3202 0.3741
Rate 145 8.9426 9.3167 0.3741
Rate 170 8.9389 9.3130 0.3741
  Current Cost Adjustment - Gas Supply Component**   (cents/m3) Proposed Cost Adjustment - Gas Supply Component (cents/m3) Change (cents/m3)
Rate 100 0.6511 0.8279 0.1768
Rate 110 0.4074 0.2210 (0.1864)
Rate 115 0.3744 0.1388 (0.2356)
Rate 135 0.3744 0.1388 (0.2356)
Rate 145 0.5953 0.6888 0.0935
Rate 170 0.5677 0.6202 0.0525

*current and proposed gas supply commodity rates include approved Phase 1 2020 rates
**current cost adjustment from the October 2019 QRAM (EB 2019-0193)

Transportation Charges

  Current Transportation Charge (cents/m3) Proposed Transportation Charge
(cents/m3)
Change (cents/m3)
Transportation to Enbridge 4.2592 4.3362 0.0770
Transportation from Dawn 0.8193 0.8193 0.0000

Delivery Rates

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

  Proposed Delivery Rate Change* (cents/m3)
Rate 100 0.0006
Rate 110 0.0063
Rate 115 0.0061
Rate 135 0.0060
Rate 145 0.0065
Rate 170 0.0062

*QRAM-related rate changes only

Load Balancing Charges

  Proposed Change
(cents/m3)
Rate 100 0.0276
Rate 110 0.0062
Rate 115 0.0018
Rate 135 0.0000
Rate 145 0.0132
Rate 170 0.0059

General Service Rate 6 will also be changing effective Jan. 1, 2020. Customers can find current information on these rates on our website or in the notice included with their January bill.

Information for Union North Rate Zone Customers

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.

  Proposed Delivery Rate Change* (cents/m3)
Rate 20 0.0020
Rate 100 No change

*QRAM-related rate changes only

Rate 01 and Rate 10 Customers

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

Information for Union South Rate Zone Customers

Utility Sales

  Current Utility Sales* (cents/m3) Proposed Utility Sales* (cents/m3) Change (cents/m3)
Gas Commodity Rate 11.3025 11.7312 0.4287
Gas - Price Adjustment 2.0424 1.6728 (0.3696)

*current and proposed rates include approved Phase 1 2020 rates

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.

  Proposed Delivery Rate Change* (cents/m3)
Rate M4 0.0067
Rate M5A 0.0064
Rate M7 0.0071
Rate M9 0.0060
Rate M10 0.0085

*QRAM-related rate changes only

Rate M1 and Rate M2 Customers

Rate M1 and Rate M2 will also be changing effective Jan. 1, 2020. Customers can find current information on these rates on our website or in the notice included with their January bill.

Balancing Transaction Fees

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

Full details of this filing (EB-2019-0273) can be found on the Enbridge Gas and Union Gas websites.


Update: 2017/2018 DSM Deferral Clearance Application

The OEB-coordinated Audit Report is expected to be completed in February 2020. Once the report is completed, we expect to file our application for 2017/2018 DSM deferral clearance in early Q2. More updates will follow at that time.

If you have any questions about this material, please contact Rob DiMaria or Patrick Boyer.