Kitchener Utilities

Federal carbon charge effective April 1, 2019

Posted on Tuesday February 26, 2019

All fossil fuels, including natural gas, sold in Ontario will be subject to a charge under the Federal Government's Carbon Pricing Program beginning on April 1, 2019.  Kitchener Utilities will bill, collect and remit these charges on behalf of the Federal Government in order to comply with legislation.

Effective on April 1, 2019, Kitchener customers will see a new charge on their utility bill that says, "Federal Carbon Charge" for this program.  The 2019 carbon charge for natural gas in Ontario will be 3.91 cents per cubic metre of natural gas used.  It is estimated that the bill impact from April 2019 to December 2019, for the average residential customer will be approximately $44.20 for this year.  For more information, visit the Government of Canada's website: