Enbridge Gas Inc. application to raise its natural gas rates effective April 1, 2021 to recover costs associated with the federal government’s Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act

Enbridge Gas Inc.
EB-2020-0212

Enbridge Gas Inc. (Enbridge Gas) has applied to the Ontario Energy Board for approval to increase its rates effective April 1, 2021, to recover the costs associated with meeting its obligations under the federal government’s Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act.

The Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act establishes a carbon pricing program under which a natural gas utility in Ontario, such as Enbridge Gas, is required to pay a carbon charge to the federal government for emissions from the natural gas that it delivers to its customers, and for excess emissions from the operation of Enbridge Gas’s natural gas distribution system. The federal carbon charge came into effect on April 1, 2019, increased on April 1, 2020, and will increase again on April 1, 2021.

Enbridge Gas says that if its application is approved as filed, it will have the following bill impacts:

  • A typical residential customer in the EGD rate zone (former customers of Enbridge Gas Distribution Inc.) will see an annual bill increase of $47.08.
  • A typical residential customer in the Union rate zones (former customers of Union Gas Limited), will see an annual bill increase of $43.23.

Other customers, including businesses, will also be affected.

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Rates
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