TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Dec. 2, 2013) - Enbridge Gas Distribution welcomes Ontario's Long Term Energy Plan (LTEP) and the opportunity to work with the Government and other stakeholders to help ensure that residents and businesses in the province continue to benefit from clean, affordable and reliable natural gas in the future.
Natural gas delivers strong value to Ontario residents and is an important part of the province's energy mix. A typical residential customer purchasing natural gas supply from Enbridge Gas Distribution is currently saving about $500 on their total annual natural gas bill compared to what they were paying five years ago.*
"Tomorrow's energy infrastructure requires decisions today," says Glenn Beaumont, President, Enbridge Gas Distribution. "We're ready to do our part to help meet Ontario's future energy needs and will work together with the government and other stakeholders as the details of this plan unfold."
Enbridge Gas Distribution Inc. has a more than 160-year history and is Canada's largest natural gas distribution company. Enbridge Gas Distribution delivers safe, reliable natural gas in more than 100 communities across Ontario and is a leader in promoting energy efficiency programs. It is owned by Enbridge Inc., a Canadian-based leader in energy transportation and distribution and one of the 2013 Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations. Enbridge Inc. has been selected as one of Canada's Greenest Employers for 2013 and is one of Canada's Top 100 Employers. Enbridge Gas Distribution and its affiliates distribute natural gas to two million customers in Ontario, Quebec, New York State and New Brunswick. For more information, visit www.enbridgegas.com.
*Calculations are based on the assumption that a typical residential customer uses about 3,064 cubic metres of natural gas a year for home and water heating. Historical calculations use typical monthly consumption and Enbridge Gas Distribution's residential rates in effect from January 2008 to December 2008 as compared to those in effect January 2013 to December 2013.
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