Commercial rates

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Electricity

Natural gas

Current electricity rates

Effective August 1, 2017, electricity rates increased by 3.36 per cent for all customer classes. Answers to some common questions about our General Rate Application.

Limited use of billing demand rate (LUBD) is eligible to all general service demand customers at their request, however only those with a relatively low load factor (approximately 18% or less) will benefit from this rate.

Customers who convert back to the standard general service rate after being on the limited use rate option will not be eligible for this option again for the next 12 months.

View electricity rate schedule for large businesses (PDF, 68 KB).

General service small

Non-residential; utility-owned transformation NOT exceeding 200 kVA

Single phase - Tariff no. 2017-20
Minimum monthly bill is the basic charge plus demand charge.
Primary metering of multiple utility-owned transformation – add 2% to kVA for each transformation greater than one.
* Accounts where the monthly recorded demand is 50 kVA or less within the past 12 month period, ALL energy in excess of 11,000 kWh will be charged @ 5.976¢/kWh.
Monthly basic charge $21.91
plus energy charge:
first 11,000 kWh @ 8.609¢/kWh
next 8,500 kWh @* 5.976¢/kWh
balance of kWh @ 3.944¢/kWh
plus demand charge:
first 50 kVA of monthly recorded demand @ No charge
balance of recorded demand @ $10.10/kVA
Three phase - Tariff no. 2017-21
Minimum monthly bill is the basic charge plus demand charge.
Primary metering of multiple utility-owned transformation – add 2% to kVA for each transformation greater than one.
* Accounts where the monthly recorded demand is 50 kVA or less within the past 12 month period, ALL energy in excess of 11,000 kWh will be charged @ 5.976¢/kWh.
Monthly basic charge $30.89
plus energy charge:
first 11,000 kWh @ 8.609¢/kWh
next 8,500 kWh @* 5.976¢/kWh
balance of kWh @ 3.944¢/kWh
plus demand charge:
first 50 kVA of monthly recorded demand @ No charge
balance of recorded demand @ $10.10/kVA
Seasonal single phase - Tariff no. 2017-22
Minimum annual bill is the basic charge.
Billed in April for the annual basic charge and past winter’s consumption (October 16 to April 15).
Billed in October for summer consumption only (April 16 to October 15).
Applicable to businesses outside of Winnipeg area whose: i) demand does not exceed 50 kVA; ii) usage is of an intermittent or casual nature; iii) consumption is primarily summer time and usage is limited in the winter; and, iv) business load is greater than 3 kW in a residence.
Annual basic charge $262.92
plus energy charge:
first 66,000 kWh @ 8.609¢/kWh
balance of kWh @ 5.976¢/kWh

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General service medium

Non-residential; utility-owned transformation exceeding 200 kVA

Tariff no. 2017-30
Minimum monthly bill is the basic charge plus demand charge.
Primary metering of multiple utility-owned transformation – add 2% to kVA for each transformation greater than one.
* Demand charge is applied to the monthly billing demand defined as the greater of the following expressed in kVA: i) measured demand; ii) 25% of contract demand; iii) 25% of the highest measured demand in any of the previous 12 months.
Monthly basic charge $32.61
plus energy charge:
first 11,000 kWh @ 8.609¢/kWh
next 8,500 kWh @ 5.976¢/kWh
balance of kWh @ 3.944¢/kWh
plus demand charge*:
first 50 kVA of monthly recorded demand @ No charge/kWh
balance of recorded demand @ $10.10/kVA

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General service large

Non-residential; customer-owned transformation

Exceeding 750 V but not exceeding 30 kV - Tariff no. 2017-60
Minimum monthly bill is the demand charge.
* Demand charge is applied to the monthly billing demand defined as the greater of the following expressed in kVA: i) measured demand; ii) 25% of contract demand; iii) 25% of the highest measured demand in any of the previous 12 months.
Energy charge 3.709¢/kWh
plus demand charge* $8.57/kVA
Exceeding 30 kV but not exceeding 100 kV - Tariff no. 2017-61
Minimum monthly bill is the demand charge.
* Demand charge is applied to the monthly billing demand defined as the greater of the following expressed in kVA: i) measured demand; ii) 25% of contract demand; iii) 25% of the highest measured demand in any of the previous 12 months.
Energy charge 3.448¢/kWh
plus demand charge* $7.34/kVA
Exceeding 100 kV - Tariff no. 2017-62
Minimum monthly bill is the demand charge.
* Demand charge is applied to the monthly billing demand defined as the greater of the following expressed in kVA: i) measured demand; ii) 25% of contract demand; iii) 25% of the highest measured demand in any of the previous 12 months.
Energy charge: 3.342¢/kWh
plus demand charge* $6.53/kVA

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Diesel

Residential - Tariff no. 2017-03
Minimum monthly bill is the monthly basic charge.
The residential rate applies to all residential services in the diesel communities, provided the service capacity does not exceed 60A, 120/240 V, single phase.
Monthly basic charge not exceeding 60 Amp $8.08
plus energy charge 8.196¢/kWh
General service - Tariff no. 2017-40
Minimum monthly bill is the monthly basic charge.
The general service diesel rate applies to all commercial accounts excluding those classed as Government and/or First Nation education.
Monthly basic charge $21.91
plus energy charge:
first 2,000 kWh @ 8.609¢/kWh
balance of kWh @ 42.617¢/kWh
Government and First Nation education - Tariff no. 2017-41
Minimum monthly bill is the monthly basic charge.
The First Nation education rate is applicable to all diesel First Nation facilities providing instructional services for members of the diesel First Nations, including schools, teacherages and student residences.
Monthly basic charge $21.91
plus energy charge $2.59382/kWh

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Limited use of billing demand (LUBD) option

LUBD – general service small

Non-residential; utility-owned transformation NOT exceeding 200 kVA

Single phase - Tariff no. 2017-50
Minimum monthly bill is the basic charge plus demand charge.
Primary metering of multiple utility-owned transformation – add 2% to kVA for each transformation greater than one.
Basic charge $21.91
plus energy charge 9.767¢/kWh
plus demand charge:
first 50 kVA of monthly recorded demand @ No charge
Balance of recorded demand @ $2.53/kVA
Three phase - Tariff no. 2017-51
Minimum monthly bill is the basic charge plus demand charge.
Primary metering of multiple utility-owned transformation – add 2% to kVA for each transformation greater than one.
Basic charge $30.89
plus energy charge 9.767¢/kWh
plus demand charge
first 50 kVA of monthly recorded demand @ No charge
balance of recorded demand @ $2.53/kVA

LUBD – general service medium

Non-residential; utility-owned transformation exceeding 200 kVA

LUBD - Tariff No. 2017-52
Minimum monthly bill is the basic charge plus demand charge.
* Demand Charge is applied to the Monthly Billing Demand defined as the greater of the following expressed in kVA: i) measured demand; ii) 25% of contract demand; iii) 25% of the highest measured demand in any of the previous 12 months.
Basic charge $32.61
plus energy charge 9.767¢/kWh
plus demand charge*:
first 50 kVA of monthly billing demand @ No charge
balance of billing demand @ $2.53/kVA

LUBD – general service large

Non-residential; customer-owned transformation

Exceeding 750 V but not exceeding 30 kV - Tariff no. 2017-53
Minimum monthly bill is the basic charge plus demand charge.
* Demand charge is applied to the monthly billing demand defined as the greater of the following expressed in kVA: i) measured demand; ii) 25% of contract demand; iii) 25% of the highest measured demand in any of the previous 12 months.
Energy charge 8.655¢/kWh
plus demand charge* $2.14/kVA
30 kV but not exceeding 100 kV - Tariff no. 2017-54
Minimum monthly bill is the basic charge plus demand charge.
* Demand charge is applied to the monthly billing demand defined as the greater of the following expressed in kVA: i) measured demand; ii) 25% of contract demand; iii) 25% of the highest measured demand in any of the previous 12 months.
Energy charge 7.679¢/kWh
plus demand charge* $1.84/kVA
Exceeding 100 kV - Tariff no. 2017-55
Minimum monthly bill is the basic charge plus demand charge.
* Demand charge is applied to the monthly billing demand defined as the greater of the following expressed in kVA: i) measured demand; ii) 25% of contract demand; iii) 25% of the highest measured demand in any of the previous 12 months.
Energy charge 7.111¢/kWh
plus demand charge* $1.63/kVA

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Alternative rate options

Surplus energy program

This program is available to commercial/industrial customers whose connected load exceeds 200 kilowatts (kW) and who meet other eligibility requirements. Customers are billed monthly for a basic charge, distribution charge and energy charge. The energy charge varies from week-to-week according to spot market conditions. Customers on the program may be subject to lengthy interruptions and are therefore required, in most cases, to have a working alternate back-up system.

For more information on the surplus energy program, contact us at 204-360-3428.

Curtailable rate program

This program is available to industrial customers whose connected load exceeds 5,000 kilowatts (kW) and who meet other eligibility requirements. Customers on this program are expected to drop a minimum of 5,000 kW of load within a specified time-frame when requested to do so by Manitoba Hydro. Customers will receive a monthly credit on their Hydro bill. This credit is dependent on the amount of curtailable load the customer makes available and the curtailment option selected by the customer.

For more information on the curtailable rate program, contact us at 204-360-3428.

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Sentinel lighting rental

Tariff No. 2017-83
  175 MV* 400 MV* 100 HPS 150 HPS 60 LED 90 LED
* Not available for new installations.
Metered circuit (rental only) $7.49 $10.22 $7.49 $10.22 $7.49 $10.22
Flat rate (energy & rental) $11.21 $18.55 $10.86 $14.39 $9.51 $12.52

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Natural gas current rates

If you purchase your Primary Gas from a natural gas marketer or broker, please contact them to obtain your Primary Gas rate. Their phone number is listed on your natural gas bill.

Transportation Service (T-service) customers pay a separate distribution to customer rate from regular sales service customers. T-service involves the transmission and/or distribution of customer-owned gas on Centra Gas’ system as defined in a contract between the customer and Centra Gas.

More information on Manitoba Hydro Primary Gas fixed rates.

View pricing chart that compares Hydro’s Primary Quarterly Rate to the Monthly Alberta Firm Index and Futures Price at AECO ‘7A’, AB-NIT (PDF, 53 KB).

Small general service (SGS) commercial rates

This service is available to customers who use less than 680,000 cubic metres of natural gas annually. While customers who use less than 680,000 cubic metres of natural gas annually have the option of switching between this class and the large general service (LGS) class, given Centra’s existing rates those customers who use less than approximately 13,770 cubic metres of natural gas a year will pay less in the SGS class.

Rate class New rates November 1, 2017
Basic monthly charge ($/month) $14.00
Primary Gas – quarterly rate service ($/m3) $0.0831
Supplemental Gas ($/m3) $0.1559
Transportation to Centra ($/m3) $0.0538
Distribution to customer ($/m3) $0.0866

The November 1, 2017 change to Primary Gas Rate represents a decrease of 2.1% to 3.4% on the annual bill, depending on the consumption of a SGS customer who buys their Primary Gas from Centra Gas. This rate change is a result of a combination of changes to the forecast price that Centra pays for natural gas and the amount in primary gas deferral account.

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Large general service (LGS) rates

This service is available to customers who use less than 680,000 cubic metres of natural gas annually. While customers who use less than 680,000 cubic metres of natural gas annually have the option of switching between this class and the small general service (SGS) class, given Centra’s existing rates those customers who use more than approximately 13,770 cubic metres of natural gas a year will pay less in the large general service class.

Rate class New rates November 1, 2017
Basic monthly charge ($/month) $77.00
Primary Gas – quarterly rate service ($/m3) $0.0831
Supplemental Gas ($/m3) $0.1559
Transportation to Centra ($/m3) $0.0516
Distribution to customer sales services ($/m3) $0.0357

The November 1, 2017 change to Primary Gas Rate represents a decrease of 3.2% to 4.6% on the annual bill, depending on the consumption of a LGS customer who buys their Primary Gas from Centra Gas. This rate change is a result of a combination of changes to the forecast price that Centra pays for natural gas and the amount in primary gas deferral account.

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High volume firm service (HVF) rates

This service is available to customers who use 680,000 cubic metres or more of natural gas annually, through one meter, and require service that is available every day of the year.

Rate class New rates November 1, 2017
Basic monthly charge ($/month) $1,118.31
Primary Gas $0.0831
Supplemental Gas ($/m3) $0.1559
Transportation to Centra ($/m3) $0.0196
Distribution to customer sales service ($/m3) $0.0073
Distribution refund to customer sales service (S/m3) $0.0000
Distribution to customer T-service ($/m3) $0.0073
Demand transportation ($/m3) $0.3074
Demand distribution ($/m3) $0.1503

The November 1, 2017 change to Primary Gas Rate represents a decrease of 4.3% to 5.9% on the annual bill, depending on the consumption of a HVF customer who buys their Primary Gas from Centra Gas. This rate change is a result of a combination of changes to the forecast price that Centra pays for natural gas and the amount in primary gas deferral account.

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Mainline firm service (MLF) rates

This service is available to customers who receive natural gas through one meter, are served from Centra’s transmission system or through dedicated distribution facilities at pressures in excess of medium pressure and require service that is available every day of the year. Mainline customers’ annual natural gas requirements must equal or exceed 680,000 cubic metres, and they must contract for such service for a minimum of one year.

Rate class New rates November 1, 2017
Basic monthly charge ($/month) $2,353.33
Primary Gas ($/m3) $0.0831
Supplemental Gas ($/m3) $0.1559
Transportation to Centra ($/m3) $0.0060
Distribution to customer sales service ($/m3) $0.0012
Distribution to customer sales service refund ($/m3) $0.0000
Distribution to customer T-service ($/m3) $0.0012
Distribution to customer T-service refund ($/m3) N/A
Demand transportation ($/m3) $0.5456
Demand distribution ($/m3) $0.1576

The November 1, 2017 change to Primary Gas Rate represents a decrease of 4.9% to 6.2% on the annual bill, depending on the consumption of a MLF customer who buys their Primary Gas from Centra Gas. This rate change is a result of a combination of changes to the forecast price that Centra pays for natural gas and the amount in primary gas deferral account.

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Interruptible service rates

Interruptible customers receive natural gas through one meter where the service may be interrupted by Centra from time to time upon notice to the customer. Interruptible service is only available in situations where, in the sole opinion of Centra, a benefit exists for Centra or other customers. This service is available to customers whose annual natural gas requirements equal or exceed 680,000 cubic metres and also contract for such service for a minimum of one year, or to customers that have received interruptible service continuously since December 31, 1996.

Rate class New rates November 1, 2017
Basic monthly charge ($/month) $1,042.72
Primary Gas ($/m3) $0.0831
Supplemental Gas ($/m3) $0.1560
Transportation to Centra ($/m3) $0.0115
Distribution to customer sales service ($/m3) $0.0066
Distribution to customer refund ($/m3) $0.0000
Distribution to customer T-service ($/m3) $0.0066
Demand transportation ($/m3) $0.1429
Demand distribution ($/m3) $0.0772
Alternate supply service $0.0092

The November 1, 2017 change to Primary Gas Rate represents a decrease of 5.1% to 6.4% on the annual bill, depending on the consumption of an INT customer who buys their Primary Gas from Centra Gas. This rate change is a result of a combination of changes to the forecast price that Centra pays for natural gas and the amount in primary gas deferral account.

For more information on natural gas:

Centra Gas Manitoba Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Manitoba Hydro. Centra’s rates and terms of service are regulated and approved by the Public Utilities Board (PUB).