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Compare / Switch Price Plans

Compare Price Plans

To determine the price plan that suits you, use the OEB Bill Calculator.

The online comparison tool allows you to view your usage based on your current electricity price plan, compare your usage based on a different rate plan, and the ability to change your electricity price plan.

Additional information is available on the Ontario Energy Board’s website, read more about Choosing your Electricity Price Plan.

 

Switching Electricity Price Plans

If you’re a residential or small business customer, you can choose between three electricity price plans, Time-of-Use, Tiered or Ultra-Low Overnight.

Click here for details about Time-of-Use, Tiered or Ultra-Low Overnight price plans.

Are you thinking about changing your price plan? Here are a few things to consider. Make sure you have some of your recent electricity bills handy as you go through the information below. Most of the information you will need is on the Electricity line of your bill.

 

Your price plan

What electricity price plan are you on? If you’re unsure, take a look at the Electricity line of your bill. Most residential and small business customers in Ontario pay TOU prices.

Your usage

How much electricity do you use in a month? If you’re unsure, take a look at the Electricity line on your bill. You might also want to look at the historical usage graph on your bill, which shows your average daily use over the past 12-month period.

Your consumption pattern

When you use electricity can be another factor in your choice. Historically, the typical residential customer who paid TOU prices has used nearly two thirds of their power at off-peak times – the time when the lowest TOU price applies. The other third of their power used was typically split equally between on- and mid-peak times. Look at the Electricity line of your bill to see how much power you use in each of the three TOU price periods.

Seasonal changes and time of year

As described above, the TOU price periods and Tier thresholds change with the season and are different during the winter (November 1 – April 30) and summer (May 1 – October 31) periods. ULO price periods are the same all year round. Does the amount of electricity you use change based on the season?

If you’re thinking about switching price plans, you should pay close attention to how much electricity you use in a month, because on Tiered pricing the price is higher for every kWh of electricity that you use above the Tier threshold of 1,000 kWh in the winter or 600 kWh in the summer. For instance, if you heat your home electrically, your monthly use in the winter may be higher. And the same goes for the summer if you need to run an air conditioner.

With TOU and ULO prices, the price depends on when you use electricity. Although the TOU price periods also change with the season, the electricity you use after 7 p.m. every day, and all the time on weekends and holidays, is charged at the lowest price under TOU all year round. And with ULO, the price periods remain the same all year round.

Lifestyle and daily habits

Are you often home during the day on weekdays, so that shifting your usage is more challenging? Do you have large appliances that you need to run during the day on weekdays? Can you shift more of that usage to nighttime or weekend hours? Do you own an electric vehicle that you charge at home and at what times of day/night do you charge it?

Small business

If you’re a small business owner, some of the same factors mentioned earlier also apply – how much electricity do you use each month, and when do you use it? Keep in mind that the Tier threshold for small business customers is 750 kWh all year round. And not all small businesses are the same. A large restaurant with several ovens running in the evening may have a very different electricity usage pattern than a small salon that’s only open during the day. So may a dry cleaner compared to a convenience store, or a clothing store compared to a bakery.

To switch to TOU, Tiered or ULO prices, you must notify Wellington North Power Inc. by completing an election form. There is no deadline – you can ask to switch at any time.

Please complete and submit the Election Form.

Important:
All fields must be completed for WNP to accept your request – partially completed forms will not be accepted and returned for further information to be completed.

If you are with an energy retailer, you cannot switch to Tiered pricing.