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Emergency Order to Defer Global Adjustment (GA)

The Ontario government is deferring a portion of Global Adjustment (GA) charges
for Industrial and Commercial electricity consumers that do not participate in
the Regulated Price Plan (RPP), starting from April 2020. The GA rate for
smaller Industrial and Commercial consumers (i.e., Class B) has been set at $115
per megawatt-hour, which is roughly in line with the March 2020 value. Large
Industrial and Commercial consumers (i.e., Class A) will receive the same
percentage reduction in GA charges as Class B consumers. The government intends
to keep this relief in place through the end of June 2020, subject to necessary
extensions and approvals to implement this initiative. Industrial and Commercial
electricity consumers will automatically see this relief reflected on their
bills.
To learn more about the Emergency Order for GA


The Ontario Energy Board (OEB), at the request of the Minister of Energy,
developed an electricity price plan known as the Regulated Price Plan (RPP). The
RPP is designed to ensure that the price consumers pay for electricity better
reflects the price paid to electricity generators. RPP applies to residential
consumers, small businesses and other designated consumers such as
municipalities, schools, universities and hospitals. It does not, however, apply
to large commercial customers using more than 250,000 kWh per year. Large volume
commercial or industrial consumers will continue to pay the Hourly Ontario
Energy Price (HOEP) or spot market price delivered through Standard Supply
Service. The OEB has developed a series of fact sheets to help residential
consumers, small businesses and others who are considered low volume users of
electricity learn more about the province’s electricity sector and their options
for buying electricity.

General Service <50 kW Rates

Cost of Power
Peak Cost
Off Peak $0.128 per kWh
Mid Peak $0.128 per kWh
On Peak $0.128 per kWh

OR Retail Contract²

Delivery Charges
Charge Cost
Monthly Fixed Service Charge $28.06 per month
Smart Metering Entity Charge $0.57 per month
Distribution Volumetric Rate $0.0125 per kWh
Low Voltage Service Rate $0.0028 per kWh
Rate Rider for Disposition of GA Account (only Non-RPP) ($0.0012) per kWh
Rate Rider for Disposition of Deferral/Variance Accounts $0.0013 per kWh
Rate Rider for Disposition of CBR Account (only Class B) ($0.0001) per kWh
Transmission: Network Service Rate $0.0059 per kWh
Transmission: Line and Transformation Connection Service Rate $0.0046 per kWh
Regulatory Charges
Charge Cost
Wholesale Market Service Rate (WMS) – excluding CBR $0.0030 per kWh
Capacity Based Recovery (CBR) – Class B customers $0.0004 per kWh
Rural or Remote Electricity Rate Protection Charge (RRRP) $0.0005 per kWh
Standard Supply Service – Administrative Charge $0.25 per invoice

2 Retail Contract Price – dependent upon your choice of electricity
provider Loss Factor Adjustment for all Rate Classes: 1.0713

General Service >50 kW Rates

Delivery Charges
Charge Cost
Monthly Fixed Service Charge $238.79 per month
Distribution Volumetric Charge $2.5201 per kW
Low Voltage Service Charge $1.0438 per kW
Rate Rider: Disposition of Global Adjustment (Non-RPP) ($0.0012) per kWh
Rate Rider: Disposition of Deferral/Variance Accounts (non-wholesale) $0.4306 per kW
Rate Rider: Disposition of Deferral/Variance Accounts $0.1041 per kW
Rate Rider: Disposition of Capacity Based Recovery (Class B only) ($0.0200) per kWh
Transmission: Network Service Rate $2.4502 per kW
Transmission: Line and Transformation Connection Service Rate $1.8308 per kW
Regulatory Charges
Charge Cost
Wholesale Market Service Rate (WMS) – excluding CBR $0.0030 per kWh
Capacity Based Recovery (CBR) – Class B customers $0.0004 per kWh
Rural or Remote Electricity Rate Protection Charge (RRRP) $0.0005 per kWh
Standard Supply Service – Administrative Charge $0.25 per invoice

Cost of Power – Spot Market Price OR
Weighted Average Price OR Retailer Contract3

3 Retail Contract Price – dependent upon your choice of electricity
provider 4 Applies to Non-Wholesale Market Participants * For a
detailed breakout of Rate Riders; please review Tariff of Rates and Charges (EB-2019-0074)

Loss Factor Adjustment for Secondary Metered: 1.0713

Loss Factor Adjustment for Primary Metered: 1.0607

Rates shown above are effective June 1, 2020

Delivery Charges

Delivery Charges includes those charges previously known as Customer Fixed
Monthly Service Charge, Distribution Charge, Transmission Connection Service
Charge and Network Service Charge and includes the Loss Factor Adjustment. These
are the costs for delivering electricity from generating stations across the
province to Westario Power then to your home or business.  This includes the
costs to build and maintain the transmission and distribution lines, towers and
poles and operate provincial and local electricity system.

Security Deposit Requirements

The Distribution System Code, Section 2.4.9 provides Local Distribution
Companies (LDC) the right to require a security deposit from all
homeowners/tenants/commercial entities. A distributor may use any risk
mitigation options available to manage customer non-payment risk. A distributor
shall not discriminate among customers with similar risk profiles or risk
related factors except where expressly permitted under the Distribution System
Code.

Tariff of Rates and Charges

The application of these rates and charges shall be in accordance with the
Licence of the Distributor and any Code or Order of the Ontario Energy Board,
and amendments thereto as approved by the Ontario Energy Board, which may be
applicable to the administration of this schedule. No charges to meet the costs
of any work or service done or furnished for the purpose of the distribution of
electricity shall be made except as permitted by this schedule, unless required
by the Distributor’s Licence or a Code or Order of the Ontario Energy Board, and
amendments thereto as approved by the Ontario Energy Board, or as specified
herein. It should be noted that this schedule does not list any charges,
assessments, or credits that are required by law to be invoiced by a distributor
and that are not subject to Ontario Energy Board approval, such as the Debt
Retirement Charge, the Global Adjustment and the HST.

Customer Administration</span >
Charge Cost (+HST)
Arrears Certificate $15.00
Statement of Account $15.00
Pulling Postdated Cheques $15.00
Duplicate Invoices for Previous Billing $15.00
Request for Other Billing Information $15.00
Easement Letter $15.00
Income Tax Letter $15.00
Notification Charge (Tagging Charge) $15.00
Account History $15.00
Credit Reference/Credit Check (plus credit agency costs) $15.00
Charge to Certify Cheque $15.00
Legal Letter Charge $15.00
Account Set Up Charge/Change of Occupancy Charge (plus credit agency
costs if applicable)
$30.00
Meter Dispute Charge Plus Measurement Canada Fees (if meter found
correct)
$30.00
Non-Payment of Account</span >
Charge Cost (+HST)
Late Payment-per month(effective annual rate 19.56% per annum or
0.04896% compounded daily rate)
1.50 %
Reconnection at Meter – During Regular Hours $65.00
Reconnection at Meter – After Regular Hours $185.00
Reconnection at Pole – During Regular Hours $185.00
Reconnection at Pole – After Regular Hours $415.00
Install/Remove Load Control Device – During Regular Hours $65.00
Install/Remove Load Control Device – After Regular Hours $185.00
Other Charges
Charge Cost (+HST)
Special Meter Reads $30.00
Service Call – Customer-Owned Equipment $30.00
Service Cal l- After Regular Hours $165.00
Temporary Service – Install & Remove – Overhead – No Transformer $500.00
Temporary Service – Install & Remove – Underground – No Transformer $300.00
Temporary Service – Install & Remove – Overhead – With Transformer $1,000.00
Specific Charge for Access to the Power Poles – $/pole/year (with the
exception of wireless attachments)
$44.50