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Distribution Charge

The cost of using Enbridge Gas New Brunswick’s distribution network to have natural gas delivered to you includes features such as: customer charge, demand charge, and various types of delivery rate blocks. Your rates depend on which rate class you fit into.

What are the current Distribution Rates & Charges?

How long will the current distribution rates and charges be in place?

  • Distribution rates & charges for all rate classes are reviewed by the New Brunswick Energy and Utilities Board and are set on an annual basis, as part of an open and transparent regulatory process.

How are the distribution rates and charges determined?

Enbridge Gas New Brunswick is mandated to use a “cost of service method” or apply the “market-based rate method,” whichever is lower, for determining rates and tariffs.
  •  “Cost of service” means the method of determining rates based on the cost of providing distribution services to our customers.
  •  “Market based” means the method of determining rates based on calculating target annual savings compared to electricity.

 

Regulation 

The New Brunswick Energy and Utilities Board (EUB) is empowered under the Gas Distribution Act, 1999, with the responsibility of regulating the natural gas industry in New Brunswick. This responsibility includes approval of applications for rates and tariffs (as well as pipeline construction and gas marketer's certificates).  

In accordance with the Gas Distribution Act, Enbridge Gas New Brunswick Handbook of Rates and Distribution Services (pdf) defines the various natural gas rate classes, associated rates and the scope and application of certain policies relating to our distribution system in New Brunswick.