Current Rates for Business
On May 22, 2012, the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority approved an overall rate increase of 1.5% for Yankee Gas customers effective July 1, 2012. The effect on Yankee Gas customer bills will vary by rate class and usage. For more information regarding specific rate classes, please visit yankeegas.com and search “current rates.”
There are three rate classifications for commercial & industrial (C&I) firm service customers - Small General Firm Service (Rate 10), Medium General Firm Service (Rate 20) and Large General Firm Service (Rate 30). These rate structures not only take into account the volume used, but also individual customer peak demands - or what is required by Yankee's distribution system to serve C&I customers. The charge for the customer peak demand is reflected in the Demand Charge on your bill. Customers who use more than 5,000 Ccf of natural gas per year are required to have a telemetering device, or DDM (Daily Demand Meter). The DDM is an electronic device that attaches to the top, or within three feet, of a meter and measures your daily gas usage. Customers with a DDM are able to access their daily natural gas usage through Yankee's Web site, www.yankeegas.com. For some, this information can help them better manage their energy needs, which can reduce their annual energy costs. For customers who use 5,000 Ccf or less per year, the DDM is optional. Under the current rates, all customers who have a telemetering device are charged a monthly fee of $28.00.
All commercial and industrial customers have the option of buying their gas commodity from a third-party supplier. Customers electing third-party supply are not billed the Commodity Charge.