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
|Off Peak||$0.101 per kWh|
|Mid Peak||$0.144 per kWh|
|On Peak||$0.208 per kWh|
OR Retail Contract²
|Monthly Fixed Service Charge||$28.06 per month|
|Distribution Charge||$0.0125 per kWh|
|Low Voltage Charge||$0.0028 per kWh|
|Disposition of Deferral/Variance Accounts (Net)*||$0.0012 per kWh|
|Disposition of LRAMVA||$0.0018 per kWh|
|Smart Metering Entity Charge||$0.57 per month|
|Transmission: Network||$0.0059 per kWh|
|Transmission Connection||$0.0046 per kWh|
|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
|Monthly Fixed Service Charge||$238.79 per month|
|Distribution Charge||$2.5201 per kW|
|Low Voltage Charge||$1.0438 per kW|
|Disposition of Deferral/Variance Accounts (net)*||$0.7641 per kW|
|Disposition of Deferral/Variance Account 4||($0.1744) per kW|
|Disposition of LRAMVA||$(0.0051) per kW|
|Transmission: Network||$2.4502 per kW|
|Transmission Connection||$1.8308 per kW|
|Wholesale Market Service Rate/RRRP/CBR||$0.0039 per kWh|
|Standard Supply Service – Admin. Charge||$0.25 per invoice|
|Debt Retirement (removed April 2018)|
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 January 1, 2020
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.
|Statement of Account||$15.00|
|Pulling Postdated Cheques||$15.00|
|Duplicate Invoices for Previous Billing||$15.00|
|Request for Other Billing Information||$15.00|
|Income Tax Letter||$15.00|
|Notification Charge (Tagging Charge)||$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|
|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|
|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|