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Friday, November 1, 2019 / Categories: Public Notices

Notice of increase to Franchise Fee on Natural Gas Billings

The Town of Whitecourt is proposing to increase the natural gas distribution franchise fee which it charges ATCO Gas and Pipelines Ltd., for the exclusive right to deliver natural gas to the residents of the Town of Whitecourt and for use of municipal lands for natural gas lines.  The franchise fee applies to all customers that receive gas services in the Town of Whitecourt; and is required to be billed as a separate charge on gas billings.

The current franchise fee is set at 23.26% for ATCO Gas and Pipelines Ltd. delivery revenues and will increase to 25.68% effective January 1, 2020. For an average residential customer using 120 GJ’s per year, this will result in an annual increase of about $13.20 from the average paid in 2019.  The franchise fee currently accounts for approximately $126.85 of the average annual bill.

For questions or concerns please contact:

Judy Barney, Director of Corporate Services

Box 519, Whitecourt, AB  T7S 1N6

Phone: 780-778-2273 or Fax: 780-778-4166 or judybarney@whitecourt.ca

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