Important information about your natural gas bill
On all bills rendered by EPCOR on or after January 1, 2022, the price we charge for the gas commodity and transportation portion of your bill will be increasing by $0.014960 per cubic meter to $0.149747 per cubic meter. The Ontario Energy Board has approved this change to reflect the prices that EPCOR expects that it will be paying to its gas suppliers through to the end of December, 2022. On your gas bill this cost is on the line entitled “Gas Commodity."
As a regulated utility, EPCOR is permitted to recover what it pays for the purchase of gas plus any costs reasonably associated with this purchase but with no mark up or 'profit'. The price the utility charges you is based on the forecasted gas and transportation costs to EPCOR, which are periodically reviewed by the OEB and reconciled with actual costs. The gas commodity portion gets adjusted regularly throughout the year as the price of the gas commodity changes.
How will the price change impact you?
That will depend on
the amount of gas that you use. For a typical residential customer who consumes
approximately 2,150 cubic meters of gas annually, this price change will cause
your annual heating costs to increase by approximately $75 per year. For customers
who have arranged
to have their gas supplied by a gas marketer/broker, the
price may or may not change depending on the terms of the contract the customer
has with the gas marketer/broker.
The Ontario Energy
Board (OEB) has approved changes to the delivery charges that EPCOR charges its
customers commencing January 1, 2022. On all bills rendered by EPCOR on or
after January 1, 2022, there will be rate changes for the “Fixed Monthly
Charge” and “Delivery To You Charges”. In addition, some temporary rate
adjustments will be added to your bill from January 1, 2022 to December 31, 2022 to recover specific amounts related to the clearing
of balances in certain deferral & variance accounts as approved by the OEB.
Anticipated annual impact for residential customers (will vary based on usage): $43
If you have any questions about the changes in rates or any other item that appears on your bill, please feel free to call our office at
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