Minimum annual obligations (MAO) for large customers with a peak consumption profile
As part of the 2023–2024 Rate Case, Énergir has tabled a proposal to establish minimum annual obligations (MAO) for large customers with a peak consumption profile. The purpose of our new MAOs is to ensure that Énergir receives a minimum level of revenue when a customer’s annual natural gas consumption is not high enough to recover costs associated with high and infrequent peak demand.
Énergir proposes that MAOs apply to customers at the general distribution rate (D1) whose potential peak capacity demand is greater than or equal to 10,000 m³ per day and whose potential annual load factor is less than 10%. The proposed new MAOs do not apply to customers at rates D3, D4 and D5, which already include measures to stabilize annual revenues.
Énergir proposes that the new MAOs come into effect on December 1, 2023.
For more information, refer to the document entitled “Énergir-Q, Document 12,” available on the Régie de l’énergie’s website (in French).