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ATCO Gas and Pipelines Ltd. and the Summer Village of Seba Beach – Franchise Agreement and Rate Rider A, AUC Disposition 25557-D01-2020

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On May 12, 2020, ATCO Gas and Pipelines Ltd. (“ATCO Gas”) applied to the AUC for approval of a natural gas franchise agreement with the Summer Village of Seba Beach.

The proposed franchise agreement was based on the standard natural gas franchise agreement template approved in Decision 20069-D01-2015, has a term of 20 years or less, and will be effective August 1, 2020. Seba Beach commenced reading of Bylaw No. 2-2020, approving the franchise agreement.

The proposed franchise fee of 20 percent maintained the current franchise fee. The proposed franchise fee will remain as an $8.74 charge in the average monthly charge for an average residential customer.

The AUC considered that the right granted to ATCO Gas by Seba Beach to construct, operate, and maintain the natural gas distribution system is necessary and proper for the public convenience and properly serves the public interest.

Pursuant to Section 45 of the Municipal Government Act and Section 49 of the Gas Utilities Act, the AUC approved the franchise agreement as filed.

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