Enbridge Gas Distribution Inc. has requested approval for the methodology to set site specific monthly service fees for its new Renewable Natural Gas Enabling Program and a specific $25.20 per tonne per month service fee for 2018 for its new Geothermal Energy Service Program. Enbridge Gas Distribution Inc. says that customers of the programs will pay for the full costs of the programs and existing natural gas customers will not be harmed and will benefit over the life cycle of the programs.
For the Renewable Natural Gas Enabling Program, Enbridge Gas is proposing to provide upgrading services and injection services to Renewable Natural Gas producers. The optional upgrading service will upgrade biogas to pipeline quality. The mandatory injection services will include Enbridge Gas building natural gas pipelines to connect Renewable Natural Gas producers to a natural gas distribution system.
For the Geothermal Energy Service Program, Enbridge Gas is proposing to own and maintain ground source geothermal loops while customers will own a heat pump system that is similar to a furnace-air conditioner combination.