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Time-Of-Use and Tiered Prices

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

Between January 1, 2021 and February 22, 2021 the government decided to hold electricity prices to the off-peak rate of 8.5 cents-per-kilowatt-hour (8.5 ¢/kWh) for all Time-of-Use and Tiered customers to support people during the Province-wide Shutdown.

From February 23, 2021, the electricity prices will be at the rates shown below and as set by the Ontario Energy Board:

Prices effective February  23, 2021. (Prices are subject to change).

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

The winter Time-of-Use pricing (TOU) for the period February 23, 2021 to April 30, 2021 are:

Price Period Time Rate

Off-Peak

 

Weekdays: 7 pm to 7 am
Saturday & Sunday
Holidays
8.5 ¢/kWh
Mid-Peak Weekdays: 11 am to 5 pm 11.9 ¢/kWh
On-Peak Weekdays: 7 am to 11 am & 5 pm to 7 pm 17.6 ¢/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 February 23, 2021 to April 30, 2021 are:

Tier Threshold Rate
Tier 1 Residential: first 1,000 kWh per month
Non-Residential: first 750 kWh per month
10.1 ¢/kWh
Tier 2 Residential: uage over 1,000 kWh per month
Non-Residential: usage over 750 kWh per month
11.8 ¢/kWh

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.