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Customer Rate Classes

Rate Class

Explanation

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Minimum Monthly Consumption Maximum Monthly Consumption

Small General Service (SGS)

Residential customers who uses natural gas for heat and hot water. Single dwelling homes, individual apartment units n / A n / A

Mid-General Service (MGS)

Customers who use natural gas for small and medium hot water. Apartment buildings, restaurants, churches, small schools - <250 GJ

Large General Service (LGS)

Customers who can not be used for large amounts of heat and hot water. Big box stores, large schools 250 GJ -

Contract General Service (CGS)

Customers who use natural gas for process loads. Manufacturing & processing facilities 1,000 GJ <10,000 GJ

Industrial Contract General Service (ICGS)

Customers who use natural gas for industrial processes. Large central heating plants, large industrial companies 10,000 GJ -

Off-Peak Service (OPS)

This rate is only available to anyone during the month of April through November. - n / A n / A

Changing Rate Classes

  • "Rate Schedules" of Liberty Utilities Handbook of Rates and Distribution Services .
  • Customer accounts are reviewed annually to ensure that they are not affected. 
  • You can request a change by submitting a letter to us, outlining the rationale for the request. The request will be reviewed by our Customer Care Manager and a written decision will be provided to you within 30 days of receiving the request.
  • Any changes to your rate will be made in the following year and will be noted on your next bill.

Current Natural Gas Distribution Rates & Charges

The cost of using Liberty Utilities in the form of customer charges, demand charges, and various types of rate blocks. Your rates depend on which rate you fit into. The following rate structure and associated rates are effective as of January 1, 2019.

Over the last 12 months.

Rate Class Min Consumption
(Monthly Demand Peak)
Max Consumption
(Monthly Demand Peak)
Customer Charge
($ / month)
Demand Charge
($ / GJ)
Delivery Rates
($ / GJ)
Small General Service - - 18.00 N / A 10.02
Mid-General Service - <250 GJ
  • For Customers with maximum consumption up to 60 GJs per month: 20.00
  • For Customers with maximum consumption greater than 60 GJs per month: 50.00
N / A
  • For the first 100 GJs delivered per month: 11.8805
  • For volumes delivered in excess of 100 GJs per month: 8.0820
Large General Service 250 GJ -
  • For Customers with maximum consumption up to 650 GJs per month: 275.00
  • For Customers with maximum consumption greater than 650 GJs per month: 375.00
N / A
  • For the first 250 GJs delivered per month: 8.9005
  • For volumes delivered in excess of 250 GJs per month - between September 1 and April 30: 6.6526 - between May 1 and Aug 30: 2.5037
Contract General Service 1,000 GJ <10,000 GJ N / A 19.00 For volumes delivered
  • between September 1 and April 30: 6.0235
  • between May 1 and August 31: 1.9066
Industrial Contract General Service 10,000 GJ - 3,300.00 25.56 For volumes delivered
  • between September 1 and April 30: 1.7298
  • between May 1 and Aug 30: 0.9375
Off-Peak N / A N / A 50.00 N / A 6.0207

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Small General Service

Applicability

Small General Service (SGS) Applied to the use of a single terminal service.

The classification of a customer in the SGS The definition of the SGS rate class, which is approved by the New Brunswick Energy and Utilities Board and is shown in the Liberty Utilities Handbook of Distribution Services, includes:

  • dwellings: a private suite of rooms used for living purposes in which the occupants have access to all rooms;
  • dwelling out buildings; and
  • individually gas metered, self-contained dwelling units within an apartment building.

SGS RATES & TARIFFS *

Monthly Distribution Customer Charge  ($ per Month)

18.00

Monthly Distribution Delivery Charge  ($ per GJ):
For all volumes delivered


10.02

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Minimum charge:

  • The minimum monthly charge is the Monthly Distribution Customer Charge.
  • There is no minimum annual charge.

Term of Service:

One year with automatic annual renewal, unless the customer notifies the customer that it is not 30 days prior to the annual rollover date.

Terms and Conditions of Service:

The provisions of the Liberty Utilities and the Distribution Service Agreement apply to this rate schedule.

Effective Date:

To be applied to all bills for natural gas delivered on and after January 1, 2019.

* The rates quoted above are subject to adjustments that reflect HST.

Mid-General Service

Applicability

Mid-General Service (MGS) are used to provide a service to a single service provider. Service is limited to less than 250 GJs per month.

MGS RATES & CHARGES *

Monthly Customer Distribution Charge ($ per Month)
For customers with max consumption <60 GJs per month
For customers with max consumption> 60 GJs per month


20.00
50.00
Monthly Distribution Delivery Charge  ($ per GJ):
For the first 100 GJs delivered per month
For volumes delivered in excess of 100 GJs per month

11.8805
8.0820

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Minimum charge:

  • The minimum monthly charge is the Monthly Distribution Customer Charge.
  • There is no minimum annual charge.

Term of Service: 

One year with automatic annual renewal, unless the customer notifies the customer that it is not 30 days prior to the annual rollover date. 

Terms and Conditions of Service: 

The provisions of  Liberty Utilities  and the Distribution Service Agreement apply to this rate Class.

Effective Date:

To be applied to all bills for natural gas delivered on and after January 1, 2019.

* The rates quoted above are subject to adjustments that reflect HST. 

Large General Service

Applicability

The Large General Service (LGS) is a service provider that provides a flexible service to the customer. Service is limited to at least 250 GJs per billing month.

LGS RATES & TARIFFS *

Monthly Customer Distribution Charge  ($ per Month)
For customers with max consumption <650 GJs per month
For customers with max consumption> 650 GJs per month

275.00
375.00
Monthly Distribution Delivery Charge  ($ per GJ):
For the first 
250 GJs per month 
- between September 1 and April 30
- between May 1 and August 31


8.9005

6.6526
2.5037

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Minimum charge:

  • The minimum monthly charge is the Monthly Distribution Customer Charge.
  • The minimum annual charge will be imposed if the customer does not consume the qualifying monthly consumption requirement. The customer will be charged the difference between the actual annual distribution charges (customer or demand and delivery) billed and the amount that would have been billed under the Mid-General Service class, plus 5%.

Term of Service:

One year with automatic annual renewal unless the customer notifies Liberty Utilities not less than 30 days prior to the annual roll over date and not more than 180 days prior to such date that service is to be discontinued.

Terms and Conditions of Service:

The provisions of Liberty Utilities Handbook of Rates and  Distribution Services and the applicable Distribution Service Agreement apply to service under this Rate Class.

Effective Date:

To be applied to all bills for natural gas delivered on and after January 1, 2019.

HST.

Contract General Service

Applicability

The Contract General Service (CGS) is used to provide a flexible service to the customer. Service is limited to at least 1,000 GJs per month and less than 10,000 GJs per billing month. To qualify for this rate, you enter into an agreement for a Contract Demand of less than 36 GJs per day.

CGS RATES & TARIFFS *

Monthly Distribution Delivery Charge ($ per GJ):
Contract Demand Charge by GJ of Contract Demand

19.00
For all volumes delivered:
- between September 1 and April 30
- between May 1 and August 31

6.0235
1.9066

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Billing Demand:

The Billing Demand shall be the Contract Demand. However, in the event that the customer demands such Contract demand during any contract year, the maximum daily demand shall be the Billing Demand for the entire applicable contract year. The customer will be charged, and shall pay, accordingly for both prospective use and for use since the beginning of the current contract. Authorized Overrun will not institute this ratchet provision.

Minimum charge:

  • The minimum monthly charge is the Monthly Distribution Delivery Demand Charge. 
  • There is no minimum yearly charge.

Term of Service:

One year with automatic annual renewal unless the customer notifies Liberty Utilities not less than 30 days prior to the annual roll over date and not more than 180 days prior to such date that service is to be discontinued.

Terms and Conditions of Service:

The provisions of Liberty Utilities Handbook of Rates and  Distribution Services and the applicable Distribution Service Agreement apply to service under this Rate Class.

Effective Date:

To apply to all bills rendered for natural gas delivered on and after January 1, 2019.

Special Metering Provision:

For customers taking service under this Rate Class, Liberty Utilities shall install metering and communication devices, which will provide Liberty Utilities with hourly and daily consumption data. 

HST.

Industrial Contract General Service

Applicability

The Contract General Service (ICGS) is used to provide services to the customer. Service is limited to at least 10,000 GJs per month. To qualify for this rate, the customer must enter into an agreement for a Contract Demand of less than 360 GJs per day.

ICGS RATES & TARIFFS *

Monthly Distribution Customer Charge  ($ per Month): 3,300.00
Monthly Distribution Delivery Charge ($ per GJ):         
          Contract Demand Charge by GJ of Contract Demand

25.56
For all volumes delivered: 
- between September 1 and April 30
- between May 1 and August 31

1.7298
0.9375

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Billing Demand:

The Billing Demand shall be the Contract Demand. However, in the event that the customer exceeds such Contract Demand during any contract year, the actual maximum daily demand shall be the Billing Demand for the entire applicable contract year.  The customer will be charged, and shall pay, accordingly for both prospective use and for use since the beginning of the then current contract term. Authorized Overrun will not institute application of this ratchet provision.

Minimum Charge:

  • The minimum monthly charge is the Monthly Distribution Delivery Charge.
  • There is no minimum annual charge.

Term of Service:

One year with automatic annual renewal unless the customer notifies Liberty Utilities not less than 30 days prior to the annual roll over date and not more than 180 days prior to such date that service is to be discontinued.

Terms and Conditions of Service:

The provisions of Liberty Utilities Handbook of Rates and  Distribution Services and the applicable Distribution Service Agreement apply to service under this Rate Class.

Effective Date:

To apply to all bills rendered for natural gas delivered on and after January 1, 2019.

Special Metering Provision:

For customers taking service under this Rate Class, LU shall install metering and communication devices, which will provide Liberty Utilities with hourly and daily consumption data. 

HST. 

Off-Peak Service

Applicability

The Off-Peak Service (OPS) The Liberty Utilities (OPS).  

OPS RATES & TARIFFS *

Monthly Distribution Customer Charge  ($ per Month): 50.00
Monthly Distribution Delivery Charge  ($ per GJ):
For all volumes delivered per month:
6.0207

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Minimum Monthly Charge:

  • The minimum monthly charge shall be the Monthly Distribution Customer Charge.

Minimum Annual Charge:

  • There is no minimum annual charge.

Seasonal Overrun Charge:

Any volume of natural gas consumed during the course of the month of March will be subject to a seasonal charge of $ 10 per person per day.

Term of Service:

One year with automatic annual renewal unless the Applicant notifies the date of the first rollover date.

Terms and Conditions of Service:

The provisions of the  Liberty Utilities  and the Distribution Service Agreement apply to this rate schedule.

Effective Date:

To be applied to all bills for natural gas delivered on and after January 1, 2019.

HST.