Click on the various sections of the bill in order to understand each component.
D1: General service
D3 – D4: Stable service
D5: Interruptible service
Load balancing is the management of natural gas storage and variations between summer and winter consumption. The price of this component is adjusted annually, in early October. Gaz Métro bills load balancing at the same price we pay our suppliers for load-balancing tools.
Prices for the supply of natural gas through gas pipelines and production sites to the areas of Québec served by Gaz Métro are adjusted when transportation suppliers modify their own prices. Gaz Métro bills this service at the price paid to transportation companies.
The natural gas supply price is coupled with an adjustment that reflects variation in the value of inventories caused by a change in the natural gas supply as well as the costs of maintaining these inventories.
The emission allowance cost for the natural gas combustion, which varies each month. Cap-and-Trade System is an economic tool of the Québec government aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Fuels consumed in Québec are covered by the Cap-and-Trade System through energy distributors like Gaz Métro. The sums collected will be invested by the government in, among other things, measures aimed at combating climate change.
The price of the general distribution service is the sum of two components:
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