Municipal Franchise Fee
Collected by the gas company on behalf of local government as a charge to access municipal land to construct, maintain and operate distribution systems serving the residents of the city, town, or village. The local government council establishes the rate.
Charge for Residential Consumers: varies by Municipal Authority. Updated monthly.
Municipal Property Tax and Specific Costs
Applicable to customers in municipalities that receive a property tax under the Municipal Government Act, or receive payment for specific costs which are not generally incurred by the company. It is the estimated percentage of gross revenue required to provide for the tax payable or specific cost incurred each year.
Charge for Residential Consumers: Charge varies by Municipal Authority. Updated monthly.
Unaccounted for Gas
Designed to recover costs incurred by the company for gas losses on the distribution system. All retailer and default supply provider customers utilizing Distribution Access Service will be assessed a distribution UFG charge at the point of delivery .
Charge for Residential Consumers: 0.888% at the point of delivery. Updated annually.
Deemed Value of Gas
A deemed value of natural gas rate will be applied to the energy delivered to delivery service customers for the determination of municipal franchise fee.
Charge for Residential Consumers: $1.321 per GJ. Updated monthly.
Load Balancing Deferral Account
Relates to the balancing of ATCO Gas' distribution system. A rider related to this can require a recovery of costs from customers or can result in a refund to customers from time to time, based on the rules established by the Alberta Utilities Commission (AUC).
Charge for Residential Consumers: currently not in place. Updated as needed.
Transmission Service Charge
Designed to collect from customers the costs for transmission service to its distribution system. The AUC has approved implementation of the charge to recover costs associated with transmission service.
Charge for Residential Consumers: $0.556 per GJ (for <1200 GJ/year), $0.522 (between 1200 and 8000 GJ/year), $0.134 per GJ/day of 24 Hr billing demand for use of more than 8000 GJ's annually. Updated annually.
Weather Deferral Account
Created to account for the effect of temperature fluctuations on billings to customers.
Charge for Residential Consumers:
ATCO Gas North : $0 per GJ (for < 1200 GJ/year). Updated annually.
ATCO Gas South: $0 per GJ (for < 1200 GJ/year). Updated annually.