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Time-Of-Use and Tiered Prices

Regulated Price Plan (RPP): Time-Of-Use (TOU) Prices and Tiered Prices

The Ontario Energy Board has announced the Winter 2021 electricity prices for households and small businesses, effective November 1, 2021, under the Regulated Price Plan.

The winter Time-of-Use pricing (TOU) for the period starting November 1, 2021 are:

Price Period Time TOU Prices
Off-Peak Weekdays: 7 pm to 7 am
All day weekends
Holidays
8.2 ¢/kWh
Mid-Peak Weekdays: 11 am to 5 pm 11.3 ¢/kWh
On-Peak

Weekdays: 7 am to 11 am and
5 pm to 7 pm

17.0 ¢/kWh

Time-of-Use rates are based upon specific times of the day and the days of the week when traditionally demand for electricity is at its highest or lowest. When the demand and generation costs for electricity are at their highest, the TOU rates will reflect “On-Peak” prices; when demand and generation costs are low, TOU rates will be lower.

If you purchase your electricity from an electricity retailer, the prices you pay will be different and will be stated in the contract you signed.

The winter Tiered prices for the period starting November 1, 2021 are:

Tier Threshold Tiered Prices
Tier 1 Residential: first 1,000 kWh per month
Non-Residential: first 750 kWh per month
9.8 ¢/kW
Tier 2 Residential – for electricity used above 1,000 kWh/month
Non-residential – for electricity used above 750 kWh/month
11.5 ¢/kW

The threshold that defines higher and lower electricity prices for residential Regulated Price Plan consumers is set at 600 kilowatt hours per month during the summer (May 1 to October 31) and 1,000 kilowatt hours per month during the winter (November 1 to April 30). This difference recognizes that consumers use more electricity for lighting and indoor activity in the winter and that some Ontarians are reliant on electricity for their heating source.

If you purchase electricity from an electricity retailer, the prices you pay will be different and will be stated in the contract you signed.