Gas Franchise Agreement

Notice of application to be filed for approval to renew the natural gas franchise agreement between the Town of Peace River and ATCO Gas and Pipelines Ltd.

Application summary:

The Alberta Utilities Commission expects to receive an application from ATCO Gas and Pipelines Ltd. to renew its franchise agreement with the Town of Peace River, following the submission deadline indicated below.

The franchise agreement will, subject to further renewal, continue to allow ATCO Gas and Pipelines Ltd. the exclusive right to deliver natural gas to the residents of Town of Peace River for 10 years from the effective date of the franchise agreement.

The franchise fee rate rider percentage will increase to 32 per cent from 29 per cent effective 1 June 2022. Including linear property taxes, the average monthly franchise fee for an average residential customer is forecast to increase to $20.36.  An average residential customer uses approximately 115 gigajoules of natural gas per year.

You may send your objections, concerns about, or support for the application in writing to the Town of Peace River or ATCO Gas and Pipelines Ltd. on or before April 27, 2022 at:


Town of Peace River                                                       ATCO Gas and Pipelines Ltd.
Terry Websdale                                                                        [email protected]
P.O. Box 6600
9911-100 Street
Peace River, AB T8S 1S4
phone: 780-624-2574
email: [email protected]


Any submissions received, unless you request otherwise, will be part of the application submitted and will become part of the public record.

For more information on franchises or to receive a copy of the franchise agreement please contact either the Town of Peace River or ATCO Gas and Pipelines Ltd. at the addresses listed above.

For more information:

For more information about the AUC or its approval process associated with franchise applications, please contact the AUC directly at 310-4AUC or at [email protected].

The Alberta Utilities Commission is an independent, quasi-judicial regulatory body responsible for making decisions about utility-related applications.

Issued on April 13, 2022.


Notice of Application – TPR ATCO