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Natural Gas Payment Deferral During COVID-19

What is happening?

To help Albertans avoid additional financial hardship as they weather the unprecedented COVID-19 health crisis, governement is working with utility companies to allow residential, farm and small commercial customers, who are unable to pay their bill when due, to defer their natural gas bill for up to 90 days. During this time, no Albertan will be cut off from these services.

This program is available to Albertans who are experiencing financial hardship as a direct result of COVID-19; for example, those are have lost their employment or had to leave work to take of an ill family member.

This program came into effect on March 18, 2020 and will run through June 18, 2020

What is a deferral?

When payment is deferred, it means the customer does not have to pay within the usual agreed-upon payment period. Customers usually have 30 days from the end of the last billing period in which to pay their utility bills. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, utility companies are required to defer this deadline by 90 days.

How does it work?

To arrange for a deferral, call our office (780) 864-3873.

When do I have to pay?

The 90-day deferral program is designed to proved temporary financial relief, and consumers will still have to pay for their deferred utilities.

Government and the Alberta Utilities Commission will work with utility companies to develop a payment system to help consumers pay back their deferred utilities within a reasonable time period.

For the most up-to-date information on governments response to COVID-19, visit Alberta.ca

©2020 Government of Alberta | Published: March 2020

 

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Federal Fuel Charge

 

January 1 2020

April 1 2020

Fuel Charge in Cubic Metres

 

Fuel Charge converted to Gigajoules

Fuel Charge in Cubic Metres

Fuel Charge converted to Gigajoules

Natural Gas

$ 0.0391 / m3

$ 1.049952 / GJ

$0.0587 / m3

$ 1.576271 / GJ

 

FUN FACT

The average home with

1 Furnace and 1 Hot Water Tank

uses 185 Gigajoules (GJs) of gas per year

 

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Central Peace Natural Gas Co-op is pleased to announce that we now sell and service natural gas appliances to keep them running safely and efficiently.

This includes:                           Image result for cartoon hot water tank

  • Furnaces
  • Fireplaces
  • Shop/Garage Heaters
  • Barbecues
  • Hot Water Tanks

 

We have a Gas Fitter on hand with 20 years experience that can help you with all your Gas appliance and plumbing needs; including installation and service/maintenance.

You can feel great about choosing natural gas. It is the cleanest-burning fossil fuel available, with lower greenhouse gas emissions than heating oil, propane or electricity. They use less fuel to achieve the same level of heating.

Call or stop in for a visit to discuss the great rates we have available to both members and non-members of Central Peace Natural Gas Co-op.