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Natural gas and electric rates news

Quarterly Primary Gas Rate

We received approval for a Primary Gas Rate change effective August 1, 2021. This rate change results in an annual bill increase for a typical residential customer of 8.7% or approximately $58 per year ($4.83 per month). For larger volume customers, annualized bill impacts range from increases of 9.6% to 19.0% depending on the rate class and level of consumption.

This rate change is a result of changes to the forecast price that Centra pays for natural gas.

The Primary Gas Rate will increase to 13.23¢/m3 effective August 1, 2021. The price that we pay for Primary Gas 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

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 lock in their Primary Gas rate for a 1, 3, or 5-year term through Manitoba Hydro.

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

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.