Commercial rates

Electricity

Rates effective June 1, 2018

Effective June 1, 2018, electricity rates increased by an average of 3.6%. View bill impacts by customer class.

Commercial general service rate options

  • General service small – non-demand; utility-owned transformation; billing demand not exceeding 50 kVA.
  • General service small – demand; utility-owned transformation; billing demand between 51 kVA and 200 kVA.
  • General service small (seasonal) – utility-owned transformation; consumption is primarily summer; billing demand not exceeding 50 kVA.
  • General service medium – utility-owned transformation; billing demand exceeding 200 kVA.
  • General service large – customer-owned transformation; divided into 3 subclasses depending on supply voltage.
General service small – non-demand
Charge Cost
Basic monthly charge – single phase $21.07
Basic monthly charge – three phase $29.70
First 11,000 kWh 8.896¢/kWh
Balance of kWh 6.320¢/kWh
Minimum monthly bill is the basic charge.
General service small – demand
Charge Cost
Basic monthly charge – single phase $21.07
Basic monthly charge – three phase $29.70
First 11,000 kWh 8.896¢/kWh
Next 8,500 kWh 6.320¢/kWh
Balance of kWh1 4.108¢/kWh
First 50 kVA of monthly recorded demand No charge
Balance of recorded demand $10.52/kVA
Minimum monthly bill is the basic charge plus demand charge.
1 Accounts where the demand has been exceeded 50 kVa (at least once) in the previous 12 months will be charged the Balance of kWh rate.
General service seasonal – single phase
Charge Cost
Basic annual charge $252.84
First 66,000 kWh 8.896¢/kWh
Balance of kWh 6.320¢/kWh
Minimum annual bill is the basic charge.

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General service medium
Charge Cost
Basic monthly charge $31.35
First 11,000 kWh 8.896¢/kWh
Next 8,500 kWh 6.320¢/kWh
Balance of kWh 4.108¢/kWh
First 50 kVA of monthly recorded demand No charge
Balance of recorded demand $10.52/kVA
Minimum monthly bill is the basic charge plus demand charge.

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General service large – exceeding 750 V but not exceeding 30 kV
Charge Cost
Energy charge 3.859¢/kWh
Demand charge $8.92/kVA
Minimum monthly bill is the demand charge.
General service large – exceeding 30 kV but not exceeding 100 kV
Charge Cost
Energy charge 3.550¢/kWh
Demand charge $7.56/kVA
Minimum monthly bill is the demand charge.
General service large – exceeding 100 kV
Charge Cost
Energy charge 3.443¢/kWh
Demand charge $6.73/kVA
Minimum monthly bill is the demand charge.

Contact your Energy Service Advisor for general service rate information, and terms and conditions.

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Diesel

Commercial customers are eligible for the general service rate. The government and education rate applies to First Nation schools and educational facilities.

Diesel – general service
Charge Cost
Basic monthly charge $21.07
First 2,000 kWh 8.896¢/kWh
Balance of kWh 42.617¢/kWh
Minimum monthly bill is the monthly basic charge.
Diesel – government and First Nation education
Charge Cost
Basic monthly charge $21.07
Energy charge $2.59382/kWh
Minimum monthly bill is the monthly basic charge.

Contact your Energy Service Advisor for diesel rate information, and terms and conditions.

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Limited use of billing demand (LUBD) rate options

Non-residential, general service demand customers can request this option, but only those with a low load factor (18% or less) will benefit. If you convert back to the standard general service rate after being on a LUBD option, you will not be eligible to switch back again for 12 months.

  • General service small: single and three phase; utility-owned transformation; billing demand not exceeding 200 kVA.
  • General service medium: utility-owned transformation; billing demand exceeding 200 KVA.
  • General service large: customer-owned transformation.

Contact your Energy Service Advisor for LUBD rate information, and terms and conditions.

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Alternative rate options

Surplus energy program

Eligible commercial or industrial 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. A working alternate back-up system is required as lengthy interruptions may occur.

Curtailable rate program

Eligible industrial customers are expected to drop a minimum of 5,000 kW of load within a specified time-frame when requested. You will receive a monthly credit on your Hydro bill. This credit is dependent on the amount of curtailable load you make available and the curtailment option you selected.

Contact your Energy Service Advisor for alternative rate information, and terms and conditions.

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Sentinel lighting rental

This rate is for dusk-to-dawn security lighting of private or public areas.

Sentinel lighting rental
Type of service 175 MV1 400 MV1 100 HPS 150 HPS 60 LED 90 LED
Metered circuit (rental only) $7.79 $10.63 $7.79 $10.63 $7.79 $10.63
Flat rate (energy & rental) $11.66 $19.30 $11.30 $14.97 $9.89 $13.03
1 Not available for new installations.

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Natural gas

Rates effective November 1, 2018

Effective November 1, 2018, the Primary Gas rate will increase to 8.32¢ per cubic metre from the August 1, 2018 approved rate.

Commercial rate options

  • Small general service – less than 680,000 m3 of natural gas used annually.
  • Large general service – less than 680,000 m3 of natural gas used annually.
  • High volume firm service – more than 680,000 m3 of natural gas used annually through 1 meter, service is required every day of the year.
  • Mainline firm service – more than 680,000 m3 of natural gas used annually through 1 meter, at more than medium pressure, service is required every day of the year, minimum of 1 year contract.
  • Interruptible service – more than 680,000 m3 of natural gas used annually through 1 meter, at more than medium pressure, service may be interrupted with notice, minimum of 1 year contract.
Small general service
Charge Cost
Basic monthly charge $14.00
Primary Gas – quarterly rate service 8.32¢/m3
Supplemental Gas 15.59¢/m3
Transportation to Centra 5.38¢/m3
Distribution to customer 8.66¢/m3

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Large general service
Charge Costs
Basic monthly charge $77.00
Primary Gas – quarterly rate service 8.32¢/m3
Supplemental Gas 15.59¢/m3
Transportation to Centra 5.16¢/m3
Distribution to customer sales services 3.57¢/m3

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High volume firm service
Charge Cost
Basic monthly charge $1,118.31
Primary Gas 8.32¢/m3
Supplemental Gas 15.59¢/m3
Transportation to Centra 1.96¢/m3
Distribution to customer sales service 0.73¢/m3
Distribution refund to customer sales service 0.00¢/m3
Distribution to customer T-service 0.73¢/m3
Demand transportation 30.74¢/m3
Demand distribution 15.03¢/m3

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Mainline firm service
Charge Cost
Basic monthly charge $2,353.33
Primary Gas 8.32¢/m3
Supplemental Gas 15.59¢/m3
Transportation to Centra 0.60¢/m3
Distribution to customer sales service 0.12¢/m3
Distribution to customer sales service refund 0.00¢/m3
Distribution to customer T-service 0.12¢/m3
Distribution to customer T-service refund 0.00¢/m3
Demand transportation 54.56¢/m3
Demand distribution 15.76¢/m3

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Interruptible service
Charge Cost
Basic monthly charge $1,042.72
Primary Gas 8.32¢/m3
Supplemental Gas 15.60¢/m3
Transportation to Centra 1.15¢/m3
Distribution to customer sales service 0.66¢/m3
Distribution to customer refund 0.00¢/m3
Distribution to customer T-service 0.66¢/m3
Demand transportation 14.29¢/m3
Demand distribution 7.72¢/m3
Alternate supply service 0.92¢/m3

Contact your Energy Service Advisor for information about natural gas rates, and terms and conditions.

Natural gas is a commodity traded on the open market, and prices rise and fall with supply and demand. Our natural gas costs are passed on to you without markup. To maximize your choice and value, we offer variable quarterly and fixed rate options to help you find your best service option.

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 Manitoba Hydro bill.

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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).