Kitchener Utilities

Public notice for Kitchener Utilities natural gas rate changes for November 1, 2019

Posted on Friday September 27, 2019

The Finance and Corporate Services Committee of Kitchener City Council will formally consider Kitchener Utilities’ proposed natural gas rates on Monday, Sept. 30 at 1:30 p.m. in the council chamber, 2nd floor, Kitchener City Hall.

Delegations who wish to speak at the meeting must register online or by calling 519-741-2200 ext. 7277. Delegations are permitted to register until the start of the meeting, and are permitted five minutes to address the committee. To ensure compliance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (MFIPPA), all presentations must be in Power Point and submitted before noon on Friday, Sept. 27, 2019.

The proposed rate is:
• For M1* customers, delivery rate to increase to 7.0871 cents per cubic metre; The impact of the rate change is expected to produce a increase of less than 1% or about $5 on the overall bill to the average system gas** residential customer consuming 2,100 cubic metres annually.

Kitchener Utilities takes a disciplined approach to buying natural gas. Our goal is to meet our customers’ expectations by providing natural gas supply with stable pricing. We do not make a profit on our natural gas supply program which is operated at cost. Customers on our supply and transportation program (system gas) pay what we pay our suppliers – without any mark-up or
discount – and all our customers pay the same price.

* M1 customers consume less than 50,000 cubic meters of gas annually. M2 customers consume greater than 50,000 cubic meters annually.

** system gas customers are those that participate in Kitchener Utilities’ gas supply and transportation program. This is the default supply option.

Information is available upon request by contacting Kitchener Utilities at utilities@kitchener.ca.