Kitchener Utilities

Federal Carbon Charge Rate Change - April 1, 2020

Posted on Monday February 10, 2020

Beginning April 1, 2019, all fossil fuels, including natural gas, sold in Ontario have been subject to a federal carbon charge.  On behalf of the federal government, Kitchener Utilities bills, collects, and remits these charges.

Effective April 1, 2020 the federal carbon charge for natural gas in Ontario will change to 5.87 cents per cubic metre of natural gas used.  You will see this new rate on your utility bill beginning April 1, 2020 that says "Federal Carbon Charge" for this program.

We estimate that the annual impact from April 2020 to March 31, 2021, for the average residential customer (who uses 2,100 cubic metres of natural gas annually), will be approximately $123.

The federal government has indicated Ontario residents will receive a tax-free climate action incentive payment after filing their tax return.

For more information visit the Government Canada's website.