Why we need to conserve natural gas this winter
If the Enbridge-owned natural gas transmission pipeline is repaired why isn’t it business as usual?
Enbridge expects their pipeline system to transport up to 85 per cent of its full capacity following approval from the National Energy Board (NEB). Engineering assessments will continue on Enbridge’s system until they receive approval from the NEB to return to 100 per cent capacity. During this period, our supply will be limited when demand is at the highest, such as an extended cold snap.
Conservation will ensure we can provide the natural gas our customers need this winter. And with more than one million customers, a little conservation can go a long way. Here’s how you can help: Turn down the heat at home: if just 11 homes set their thermostat 3 °C lower for when they need heat, it could save enough natural gas to provide heat and hot water for one home for a year.1 Turn down the heat at work: if a 23,000 square foot office set its thermostat 3 °C lower during office hours, it could save enough natural gas to provide heat and hot water for one home for a year.2 Take shorter showers: save hot water by shortening your showers by two minutes. Put on a sweater: if you’re cold, reach for a sweater, socks or blanket instead of turning up the heat.