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Natural gas and electric rates news

Quarterly Gas Commodity rate

Effective May 1, 2023, the Gas Commodity rate is decreasing from 18.78¢ to 14.64¢ per cubic metre, and the Delivery rate is increasing from 12.13¢ to 12.63¢ per cubic metre. The combined bill impact for the typical residential customer’s annual natural gas bill is a decrease of approximately 9.5 per cent or $81 per year. For larger volume customers, annualized bill impacts will range from decreases of 10.2 per cent to 17.0 per cent depending on customer rate class and consumption. These decreases are the result of changes in the price Manitoba Hydro pays for natural gas.

The Gas Commodity and Delivery rates are adjusted each gas quarter (February, May, August, and November) for increases or decreases to the forecast costs of natural gas supply. Manitoba Hydro earns no profit on the sale of Gas Commodity. The price the utility pays is passed directly on to customers with no markup – you pay what we pay.

Natural gas Fixed Rate Service

The Fixed Rate Service is offered to natural gas consumers on a periodic basis throughout the year. It provides residential and commercial customers the option to choose a fixed rate for their Gas Commodity for a 1, 3 or 5-year term through Manitoba Hydro.

Read more about buying natural gas, including fixed rate gas commodity.

Electricity rates

Effective January 1, 2022, electricity rates increased on average 3.6%. Rate increases differ by customer class to better reflect the average cost to serve each class. Current rates remain unchanged for certain customers in remote diesel-served communities.

Average increase by customer class
Customer class Average increase
Residential 3.8%
General service small – non demand 2.5%
General service small – demand 3.6%
General service medium 3.8%
General service large 750 V–30 kV 3.8%
General service large 30 kV–100 kV 3.8%
General service large > 100 kV 3.8%
Area & roadway lighting 1.3%

The rate increases effective January 1, 2022, will result in an approximate $4 increase in the monthly bill of a residential customer without electric heat using 1,000 kilowatt-hours per month, and an approximate $7 increase in the monthly bill for a residential customer with electric heat using 2,000 kilowatt-hours per month.

Read more about Manitoba Hydro’s application to the PUB and the reasons for the rate increase.

What to do if you can’t pay your bill.

View all approved rate change orders on the PUB website.