Recipient`s Name - Direct Energy Regulated Services

March 25th, 2015
Alberta Utilities Commission
10th Floor, 10055 – 106 St.
Edmonton, Alberta T5J 2Y2
Derrick Ploof
Director, Rates
Dear Mr. Ploof:
Direct Energy Regulated Services Rider “F” Rates for ATCO Gas North
Service Territory for April 2015
Direct Energy Regulated Services (DERS) hereby submits a proposed rider “F” of
$2.919 per GJ for the month of April 2015 for the service territory of ATCO Gas North.
In compliance with AUC Decision 2011-456, DERS has added approved amounts for
certain energy costs and margin to the GCFR to formulate Rider “F”. The DGA package
used to derive the GCFR of $2.832 per GJ is attached.
Additional price and weather data relating to February and March can be found in
Appendix B. DERS has also included M Schedules in excel format.
On February 12, 2015, ATCO Gas notified stakeholders that with the recent
enhancements to its Imbalance Reporting Information System (IRIS), all retailers will be
transitioned to a single retailer account effective April 1, 2015.
DERS intends to file a single rate application to the Commission in the near future,
however, a decision on this pending application is expected to take some time. On an
interim basis, DERS proposes to use the methodology outlined below to allocate North
and South regional costs.
ATCO Gas will continue to provide Daily Forecast Settlement System data in IRIS on a
North and South basis. This means that DERS can continue to break down any
imbalances between North and South based on the back cast of initial estimated gas
consumption (B1). While this will entail incremental effort, DERS deems this to be the
most reasonable method for breaking down the North and South regional costs.
DERS will continue to use the above allocation of costs until a decision on its pending
Single GCFR Application has been rendered.
525 8 Avenue S.W., Suite 1200
Calgary, Alberta T2P 1G1
tel. 403-776-2154 fax 403-290-4644
Should you require additional information please contact the undersigned at 403-7762154.
Yours truly,
<Original signed by Nicole Black>
Nicole Black
Senior Manager, Government & Regulatory Affairs
Direct Energy Marketing Limited
Direct Energy Regulated Services is a business unit of Direct Energy Marketing Limited
Approved by 2011-456
Effective April 1, 2015
Rider “F” Page 1 of 1
Rider “F”
To be applied to all energy sold to customers served under Rates G1 and G3.
Rider “F”:
For customers served by ATCO Gas and Pipelines North:
For the Period April 1, 2015 to April 30, 2015
$2.919 per GJ