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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 $0.065 per kWh
Mid Peak $0.094 per kWh
On Peak $0.132 per kWh

OR Retail Contract2

Delivery Charges
Charge Cost
Monthly Fixed Service Charge $27.26 per month
Distribution Charge $0.0122 per kWh
Low Voltage Charge $0.0028 per kWh
Disposition of Deferral/Variance Accounts $0.0012 per kWh
Disposition of LRAMVA $0.0018 per kWh
Smart Metering Entity Charge $0.57 per month
Transmission: Network $0.0058 per kWh
Transmission Connection $0.0042 per kWh
Regulatory Charges
Charge Cost
Wholesale Market Service/RRRP/CBR $0.0039 per kWh
Standard Supply Service – Admin. 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

Cost of Power

Spot Market Price OR Weighted Average Price OR Retailer Contract 3

Delivery Charges
Charge Cost
Monthly Fixed Service Charge $232.02 per month
Distribution Charge $2.4486 per kW
Low Voltage Charge $1.0438 per kW
Disposition of Deferral/Variance Accounts & LRAMVA (net) $0.6761 per kW
Disposition of Deferral/Variance Account 4 ($0.2562) per kW
Smart Metering Entity Charge $0.57 per month
Transmission: Network $2.4198 per kW
Transmission Connection $1.6800 per kW
Regulatory Charges
Charge Cost
Wholesale Market Service Rate/RRRP/CBR $0.0039 per kWh
Standard Supply Service – Admin. Charge $0.25 per invoice
Debt Retirement (removed April 2018)

3 Retail Contract Price – dependent upon your choice of electricity provider
4 Applies to Non-Wholesale Market Participants

Loss Factor Adjustment for Secondary Metered: 1.0713
Loss Factor Adjustment for Primary Metered: 1.0607

Rates shown above are effective June 1, 2018

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.  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 Retail Settlement Code, Section 7.4.3 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
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
Charge Cost (+HST)
Late Payment- Per Month 1.50 %
Late Payment- Per Annum 19.56 %
Collection of Account Charge- No Disconnection $30.00
Collection of Account Charge- No Disconnection – After Regular Hours $165.00
Disconnect/Reconnect at Meter – During Regular Hours $65.00
Disconnect/Reconnect at Meter – After Regular Hours $185.00
Disconnect/Reconnect at Pole – During Regular Hours $185.00
Disconnect/Reconnect 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) $28.09