Posted On: Thursday, October 10, 2019Ontario Energy Board Notice
Enbridge Gas Inc. has applied to the Ontario Energy Board for approval to construct approximately
34 kilometres of natural gas pipeline and associated facilities in the Municipality of West Grey and the
Township of Chatsworth, both in the County of Grey.
Enbridge Gas Inc. has also applied to introduce a new firm transportation service
for gas distributors under Rate M17.
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If the application is approved as filed, Enbridge Gas Inc. proposes to
construct approximately 34 kilometres of new 12-inch diameter natural
gas pipeline and associated facilities. A map showing the location of the
proposed pipeline is attached.
Enbridge Gas Inc. is also asking the Ontario Energy Board to approve the
form of agreements it offers to landowners to use their land for routing or
construction of the proposed pipeline and ancillary facilities.
Enbridge Gas Inc. says that the pipeline is needed to provide transportation
services to the South Bruce expansion area and to respond to forecast
growth along the Owen Sound pipeline system.
Enbridge Gas Inc. also proposes to introduce a new service for gas
distributors effective December 1, 2019. This new service under Rate M17
is proposed to be a firm point-to-point transportation service for existing
and new gas distributors in Ontario. Enbridge Gas Inc. is also proposing
to modify and limit the applicability of the existing bundled delivery service
under Rate M9 and the semi-unbundled storage and transportation service
under Rate T3, to existing gas distributor customers.
Please review the application carefully for a complete list of approvals and
to determine whether you will be affected.
THE ONTARIO ENERGY BOARD IS HOLDING A PUBLIC HEARING
The Ontario Energy Board (OEB) will hold a public hearing to consider the application filed
by Enbridge Gas. During the hearing, we will question Enbridge Gas on the case. We will
also hear questions and arguments from individual consumers, municipalities and others
whose interests would be affected. At the end of this hearing, the OEB will decide whether
to approve the application.
As part of its review of this application, the OEB will assess Enbridge Gas’ compliance
with the OEB’s Environmental Guidelines for the Location, Construction and Operation of
Hydrocarbon Pipelines and Facilities in Ontario.
The OEB will also assess whether the duty to consult with Indigenous communities
potentially affected by the proposed pipeline has been discharged with respect to
The OEB is an independent and impartial public agency. We make decisions that serve the
public interest. Our goal is to promote a financially viable and efficient energy sector that
provides you with reliable energy services at a reasonable cost.
BE INFORMED AND HAVE YOUR SAY
You have the right to information regarding this application and to be involved in the process.
• You can review the application filed by Enbridge Gas on the OEB’s website now.
• You can file a letter with your comments, which will be considered during the hearing.
• You can become an active participant (called an intervenor). Apply by October 21, 2019
or the hearing will go ahead without you and you will not receive any further notice of
• At the end of the process, you can review the OEB’s decision and its reasons on
Our file number for this case is EB-2019-0183. To learn more about this hearing, find
instructions on how to file letters or become an intervenor, or to access any document
related to this case, please select the file number EB-2019-0183 from the list on the OEB
website: http://www.oeb.ca/noticeltc. You can also phone our Consumer Relations
Centre at 1-877-632-2727 with any questions.
ORAL VS. WRITTEN HEARINGS
There are two types of OEB hearings – oral and written. Enbridge Gas has applied for a
written hearing. The OEB is considering this request. If you think an oral hearing is needed,
you can write to the OEB to explain why by October 21, 2019.
If you write a letter of comment, your name and the content of your letter will be put on
the public record and the OEB website. However, your personal telephone number, home
address and email address will be removed. If you are a business, all your information will
remain public. If you apply to become an intervenor, all information will be public.
This hearing will be held under sections 36, 90(1) and 97 of the Ontario Energy Board Act,
1998, S.O. 1998, c.15 (Schedule B).