Enbridge Gas Inc. is asking the Ontario Energy Board for approval of a new natural gas demand side management (conservation) framework, effective January 1, 2022 and for approval of the conservation programs that would be offered to customers under the framework during 2022 to 2027.
Enbridge Gas Inc. is asking the Ontario Energy Board to approve the conservation program budget for 2022, the base year of the 6-year plan, and its proposal to escalate the base year budget annually, using a formula which would adjust the base year budget for inflation and other factors.
Enbridge Gas Inc. is also asking the Ontario Energy Board to establish an expedited process to review the base year budget and the budget escalation methodology and provide its decision by July 30, 2021. Enbridge Gas Inc. is also asking for approval on an interim basis, by August 31, 2021, of the conservation programs for 2022.
If the application is approved as filed, a typical residential customer in each of the rate zones shown below will pay
the following monthly amounts for natural gas conservation programs in 2022:
|Rate Zone||Average Monthly Natural Gas Conservation Costs in 2022|
|EGD Rate Zone||$1.69|
|Union South Rate Zone (Rate M1)||$1.53|
|Union North Rate Zone (Rate 01)||$1.04|
Other customers, including businesses, may also be affected.