At Summit Natural Gas, we understand just how important it is to give our valued customers, the best possible prices. That is why we ensure our prices are stable, giving the families and communities we serve, the peace of mind they need. Unlike oil and propane, which are very likely to have varying prices, our prices are pre-approved by state regulators.
Beginning May 1, you will notice a new charge on your bill. This charge is an assessment for the Efficiency Maine Trust (EMT), and is required by the Public Utilities Commission. This is a passthrough charge – 100% of the funds go to the EMT. The money we collect from it is used to fund the Efficiency Maine Trust, a PUC regulated state agency. The assessment amount was determined by order of the Public Utilities Commission (PUC), which is a state agency that regulates and sets rates for public utilities like Summit Natural Gas. The assessment amounts to .0145 cents per therm. All other natural gas utilities charge this assessment.
The following Standard Distribution Rates apply to the municipalities of Richmond, Gardiner, Farmingdale, Hallowell, Augusta, Sidney, Belgrade, Oakland, Fairfield, Waterville, Skowhegan, Norridgewock, Madison, China, Albion, Windsor, Winslow, Randolph, Cumberland, Falmouth and Yarmouth. If Summit receives requests for service, or otherwise intends to provide service, outside of these municipalities, Summit may: (1) file a proposal with the MPUC for rates that would apply to that service or (2) provide service pursuant to the rates and terms below. SNG Maine has no obligation to provide service pursuant to the rates and terms of its Rate Plan to any customer outside of the municipalities listed in this paragraph. These rates are subject to annual adjustment, in accordance with the company’s MPUC-approved Rate Plan.
Summit’s current Standard Distribution Rates are as follows:
|RATE CLASS||DISTRIBUTION RATES||COMMODITY RATES (CGA)||UNITS||MONTHLY CHARGE|
|Small Commercial (consumption less than 1500 Dth)||$0.791||$0.899||Therms||$34.80|
|Large Commercial (consumption of 1500 Dth or more)||$0.581||$0.899||Therms||$300.56|
|Firm Transportation||Rate to be determined by Special Rate Agreement|
|Interruptible Transportation||Rate to be determined by Special Rate Agreement|