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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.

Union rate zone customers: 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.

EGD rate zone customers: 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.

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 – EGD rate zone 0.0036 0.0049 0.0013
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.

Information for EGD Rate Zone Customers

Utility Sales

  Current Gas Supply Commodity Charge
(cents/m3)
New Approved Gas Supply Commodity Charge
(cents/m3)
Change (cents/m3)
Rate 100 9.3705 7.7819 (1.5886)
Rate 110 9.3130 7.7244 (1.5886)
Rate 115 9.3130 7.7244 (1.5886)
Rate 135 9.3202 7.7316 (1.5886)
Rate 145 9.3167 7.7281 (1.5886)
Rate 170 9.3130 7.7244 (1.5886)
  Current Cost Adjustment - Gas Supply Component (cents/m3) New Approved Cost Adjustment - Gas Supply Component
(cents/m3)
Change (cents/m3)
Rate 100 0.8279 0.1662 (0.6617)
Rate 110 0.2210 (0.4544) (0.6754)
Rate 115 0.1388 (0.5385) (0.6773)
Rate 135 0.1388 (0.5385) (0.6773)
Rate 145 0.6888 0.0239 (0.6649)
Rate 170 0.6202 (0.0462) (0.6664)

Transportation Charges

  Current Transportation Charge (cents/m3) New Approved Transportation Charge
(cents/m3)
Change (cents/m3)
Transportation to Enbridge 4.3362 4.5661 0.2299
Transportation from Dawn 0.8193 0.8174 (0.0019)

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.

  Approved Delivery Rate Change (cents/m3)
Rate 100 (0.0020)
Rate 110 (0.0207)
Rate 115 (0.0203)
Rate 135 (0.0201)
Rate 145 (0.0213)
Rate 170 (0.0206)

Load Balancing Charges

  Approved Load Balancing Change
(cents/m3)
Rate 100 0.0138
Rate 110 0.0024
Rate 115 0.0008
Rate 135 0.0000
Rate 145 0.0050
Rate 170 0.0023

General Service Rate 6 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.

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.

  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.

Information for Union South Rate Zone Customers

Utility Sales

  Current Utility Sales (cents/m3) New Approved Utility Sales (cents/m3) Change (cents/m3)
Gas Commodity Rate 11.7312 10.2078 (1.5234)
Gas - Price Adjustment 2.8408 1.9816 (0.8592)

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 M4 (0.0237)
Rate M5A (0.0228)
Rate M7 (0.0250)
Rate M9 (0.0214)
Rate M10 (0.0304)

Rate M1 and Rate M2 Customers

Rate M1 and Rate M2 will also be changing effective Apr. 1, 2020. Customers can find current information on these rates on our websiteor 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 the Enbridge Gas website. If you have any questions about this material, please contact Rob DiMaria or Patrick Boyer.