Notice – Ontario Electricity Rebate Eligibility Form

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Instructions

Effective November 1, 2019, the Province of Ontario replaced the 8% Provincial Rebate with a new 31.8% Ontario Electricity Rebate.

There are new notice requirements for the Ontario Electricity Rebate. In order to receive the new rebate, if you fall under one of the scenarios below, you will need to complete and send us this form no later than January 31, 2020.

Scenario A

  • Your electricity account with us is in respect of a “multi-unit complex”; and
  • You were receiving the 8% Provincial Rebate on your electricity bill on October 22, 2019 (even if you are not eligible for the Ontario Electricity Rebate under the new rules, you will continue to receive a rebate, in the amount of 31.8%, until October 31, 2020, provided you submit this form by January 31, 2020; if you do not submit the form, you will stop receiving the rebate on that day); or
  • You were receiving the 8% Provincial Rebate on your electricity bill on October 31, 2019 and you believe you may be eligible for the Ontario Electricity Rebate (if your eligibility is confirmed, you will continue to receive a rebate, in the amount of 31.8%, for as long as you remain eligible, provided you submit this form by January 31, 2020; if you do not submit the form, you will stop receiving the rebate on that day); or
  • You are not currently receiving the rebate and you believe you may be eligible for it.

Scenario B

  • Your electricity account with us is not in respect of a “multi-unit complex”; and
  • You were receiving the 8% Provincial Rebate on your electricity bill on October 22, 2019 but you believe you will not be eligible for the Ontario Electricity Rebate under the new rules (even if you are not eligible under the new rules, you will continue to receive a rebate, in the amount of 31.8%, until October 31, 2020, provided you submit this form by January 31, 2020; if you do not submit the form, you will stop receiving the rebate on January 31, 2020);

 

You can submit the form by:

Mail:

Wellington North Power Inc.
290 Queen St W,
PO Box 359,
Mount Forest, ON, N0G 2L0
Attn: Billing Department

Email:  customerservice@wellingtonnorthpower.com

 

If you have any questions about this form, please contact:

Richard Bucknall
Manager of Customer Service & Regulatory Affairs
Wellington North Power Inc.
Phone:   519-323-1710
E-mail:   customerservice@wellingtonnorthpower.com

 

Definitions

A “multi-unit complex” is defined in the Regulation as “a building or related group of buildings containing two or more units”.

A “unit” is defined as:

  1. a unit as defined in the Condominium Act, 1998,
  2. a residential unit or a rental unit, as those terms are defined in subsection 2 (1) of the Residential Tenancies Act, 2006,
  3. a member unit or a non-member unit, as those terms are defined in the Co-operative Corporations Act, or
  4. premises that is demised premises for the purposes of the Commercial Tenancies Act.

A “qualifying unit” is defined as a unit that:

  1. consists of a self-contained room or set of rooms,
  2. contains kitchen and bathroom facilities that are for the sole use of the unit, and
  3. is occupied and used as a residence.

List referred to in Question 2c

  • A hotel, motel, motor hotel, resort, lodge, tourist camp, cottage or cabin establishment, inn, campground, trailer park, tourist home, bed and breakfast vacation establishment or vacation home
  • Living accommodation occupied by a person for penal or correctional purposes
  • A hospital
  • A premises that is subject to the Ministry of Correctional Services Act or the Child, Youth and Family Services Act, 2017
  • Short-term living accommodation provided as emergency shelter
  • Living accommodation provided by an educational institution to its students of staff where:
    • The living accommodation is provided primarily to the persons under the age of majority, or all major questions related to the living accommodation are decided after consultation with a council or association representing the residents, and
    • The living accommodation is not intended for year-round occupancy by full time students or staff and members of their households.
  • A university, college of applied arts and technology or other entity that provides post-secondary education
  • A premises that is identified by a NAICS code commencing with the digits 21, 22, 23, 31, 32 or 33 (“NAICS” means the North American Industry Classification System maintained for Canada by Statistics Canada; the codes starting with the digits above relate to premises that include mining, quarrying, oil and gas extraction, utilities, construction and manufacturing)

https://www.ontario.ca/page/changes-your-electricity-bill

https://www.ontario.ca/laws/regulation/160363#BK6