Natural gas and electric rates news

Natural gas Quarterly Rate Service

We received approval for a Primary Gas Rate change effective November 1, 2020. This rate change results in an annual bill increase for a typical residential customer of 22% or approximately $122 per year. For larger volume customers, annualized bill impacts range from an increase of 4.3% to 42.6% depending on the rate class and level of consumption.

This rate change is a result of changes to the forecast price that Manitoba Hydro pays for natural gas and the removal of PUB approved temporary rate adjustments associated with prior period gas costs and the Furnace Replacement Program Refund (Small General Service customers only) that were in effect over the last 12 months.

The Primary Gas Rate for all Quarterly Rate Service customers will increase to 10.81¢/m3 effective November 1, 2020. The price that we pay for this Primary Gas supply option is passed directly on to customers without any markup. As a result, we do not make any profit on the sale of Primary Gas.

Natural gas Fixed Rate Service

Enrol from November 9 to December 4 for Fixed Rate Service beginning February 1, 2021. Fixed Rate Service provides residential and commercial customers the option to choose a fixed rate for their Primary Natural Gas for a 1, 3 or 5-year term through Manitoba Hydro.

Electricity rates news

Electricity rates for all Manitoba Hydro customers, with exceptions for certain customers in remote diesel-served communities, will increase 2.9% effective December 1, 2020.

The 2.9% rate increase will result in a $2.78 increase in the monthly bill of a residential customer without electric heat using 1,000 kilowatt-hours per month, and a $5.31 increase in the monthly bill for a residential customer with electric heat using 2,000 kilowatt-hours per month.

The rate increase is needed to ensure Manitoba Hydro has adequate revenue to maintain, rebuild and expand the electricity system as required to continue to provide safe and reliable service to our customers.

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

View all approved rate change orders on the PUB website.