Date: June 14, 2012

C.C.S.M. c. W165

The Winter Heating Cost Control Act

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(Assented to June 13, 2006)

Preamble not yet proclaimed.

THEREFORE HER MAJESTY, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba, enacts as follows:


Not yet proclaimed.


Purposes of this Act


The purposes of this Act are

(a) not yet proclaimed;

(b) to provide support for programs and services

(i) for electricity and natural gas energy efficiency, enhanced space heat retention and heating efficiency, and

(ii) for developing alternatives to natural gas,

in order to ensure that sufficient and sustainable energy resources are available in the future.

3 to 5

Not yet proclaimed.


Affordable energy fund


Manitoba Hydro must establish an affordable energy fund sufficient to carry out the purpose described in subsection (2).

Purpose of the fund


The purpose of the fund is to provide support for programs and services that

(a) encourage energy efficiency and conservation;

(b) encourage the use of alternative energy sources, including earth energy;

(c) facilitate research and development of alternative energy sources and innovative energy technologies.

Energy efficiency and conservation programs and services


The programs and services for energy efficiency and conservation referred to in clause (2)(a) must be designed and delivered to ensure

(a) that people living in rural or northern Manitoba, those with low incomes and seniors have access to those programs and services; and

(b) that Manitoba Hydro's residential customers have access to comparable programs and services, regardless of the energy source they use to heat their homes.

Payments into the fund


After consulting with the minister responsible for Manitoba Hydro, Manitoba Hydro must pay into the fund a percentage of the gross revenue generated by the sale of electricity to customers outside Manitoba in the 2006-07 fiscal year.

Payments from fund


Manitoba Hydro may make payments from the fund to support programs and services described in subsection (2).


Conflict with other Acts


If there is a conflict between this Act and another Act, this Act prevails.

C.S.S.M. reference


This Act may be referred to as chapter W165 of the Continuing Consolidation of the Statutes of Manitoba.

Coming into force


This Act comes into force on a day to be fixed by proclamation.

NOTE: Clause 2(b) and sections 6 to 8 of S.M. 2006, c. 5 were proclaimed in force November 20, 2006.