Continued Electricity Service
Westario Power Inc. is pleased to offer residential landlords the choice of how the electricity accounts for their rental premises will be administered.
Landlords have the option to either:
- Option 1: Agree to become the interim account holder and accept responsibility for continued electricity service to your rental premises. Whenever your tenant calls to close their electricity account, you will automatically assume responsibility for the electricity account starting on the tenant’s termination date and until such time as a new tenant establishes an account for electricity service. Choosing this option will ensure the electricity will not be disconnected to the rental premises while vacant and will avoid reconnection charges for your new tenant. Additionally with this option, Westario Power Inc. will waive the new account charge every time you become the interim account holder.
- Option 2: Elect not to become the interim account holder and decline continued electricity service to your rental premises. Whenever your tenant calls to close their electricity account, electricity service to the rental premises will be disconnected until such time as you or a new tenant establishes an account for electricity service. Westario Power Inc. will not be responsible for any loss or damage occasioned by the connection or disconnection of service to a premise, as set out in Westario Power Inc.’s Conditions of Service document, as may be amended from time to time (a current copy of which is available at www.westario.com). Under this option, the reconnection charges will be levied against the landlord.
Complete the information with the Landlord Agreement indicating which option you choose then print, sign and return to Westario Power Inc. If the Landlord Agreement is not returned, or if neither option is chosen, Westario Power will deem that you have chosen Option 2 and service to the rental premises will be disconnected at such times as there is no customer assuming responsibility for the Westario Power Inc. account and electricity service.
Please be mindful that if an incoming customer, or their legal representative, does not request electricity service prior to the closing date of the residential property or unit, Westario Power Inc. may disconnect the electrical service. In addition to the inconvenience of having service disconnected, the landlord will be responsible for the associated reconnection charges.
If the premise or unit has been disconnected for more than six months, the owner of the property must have the property inspected and approved by the Electrical Safety Authority prior to service being reconnected by Westario Power Inc.
Westario Power Inc. will not be responsible for any loss or damage occasioned by the connection or disconnection of service to a premise or unit in accordance with Westario Power Inc.’s Conditions of Service document.
Low Volume Consumer or Designated Consumer – Declaration Form for Multi-Unit Premises
The Ontario Government sets new commodity prices for electricity every six months. This change is an important step toward establishing a pricing structure in Ontario that more closely reflects the true cost of electricity and encourages customers to conserve. The amount of electricity you can use at the lower price changes every six months as well. The summer threshold is 600 kWh per month, and the winter threshold is 1,000 kWh per month.
Pursuant to the Regulation filed under s. 79.4 (1)(a) of the Ontario Energy Board Act, 1998, where the account of a low-volume consumer or designated consumer relates to:
- a dwelling,
- a property as defined in the Condominium Act, 1998,
- a residential complex as defined in the Tenant Protection Act, 1997, or
- a property that is owned or leased by a co-operative as defined in the Co-operative Corporation Act