Eganville Community Expansion Project

Enbridge Gas Inc.
EB-2023-0201

Enbridge Gas Inc. has applied to construct natural gas pipelines in the Townships of Admaston/Bromley, North Algona Wilberforce and Bonnechere Valley, in Renfrew County

Enbridge Gas Inc. (the applicant) has applied for approval of/to:

  • Construct pipelines to supply natural gas to approximately 723 customers in the Townships of Admaston/Bromley, North Algona Wilberforce and Bonnechere Valley, who currently do not have access to natural gas service.
  • Install approximately 11 km of 8-inch polyethylene (PE) natural gas pipeline, and approximately 50 m of a combination of 6-inch and 8-inch steel natural gas pipeline and ancillary facilities as part of Phase 1 of the project.
  • Install approximately 11 km of 8-inch PE natural gas pipeline and ancillary facilities as part of Phase 2 of the project.
  • The agreement it will offer to landowners affected by the routing or location of the proposed pipelines.
  • Charge the OEB-approved System Expansion Surcharge to all new customers that will be taking service from the project. Enbridge Gas Inc. indicates that the project was approved to receive funding assistance under Phase 2 of the Government of Ontario’s Natural Gas Expansion Program.
  • New natural gas franchise agreements with the Townships of North Algona Wilberforce and Bonnechere Valley which would grant the applicant Enbridge Gas Inc. the right to construct, operate and add to the natural gas distribution system and to distribute, store and transmit natural gas within the Townships of North Algona and Bonnechere Valley for a period of 20 years.
  • An order directing that the acceptance of the municipal electors of the Townships of North Algona Wilberforce and Bonnechere Valley are not required in relation to the by-laws approving the natural gas franchise agreements.
  • An order granting new certificates of public convenience and necessity to Enbridge Gas Inc. to construct works to supply gas in the Townships of North Algona Wilberforce and Bonnechere Valley.

The location of the proposed pipelines is shown in the map.

The OEB will also assess:

  • The applicant’s compliance with the OEB’s Environmental Guidelines for the Location, Construction and Operation of Hydrocarbon Pipelines and Facilities in Ontario.
  • Whether the duty to consult with Indigenous Communities potentially affected by the proposed pipeline has been discharged with respect to the application.

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Ontario Energy Board
P.O. Box 2319
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