Business

57%
Energy
13%
HST Tax
12%
Westario's Distribution Costs
1%
Smart Meter Costs
7%
Regulatory
6%
Retail
4%
Debt Retirement

General Service <50 kW Rates

Off Peak: $0.087 per kWh
Mid Peak: $0.132 per kWh
On Peak: $0.180 per kWh
OR Retail Contract3

Westario’s Distribution Costs (Delivery)
Energy Time of Use Rates
Monthly Fixed Service Charge $24.74 per month4
Distribution Charge $0.0111 per kWh
Low Voltage Charge $0.0016 per kWh
Deferral/Variance Account Disposition $0.0043 per kWh
Global Adjustment Sub-Account Disposition (applicable to retailer enrolled customers only) $0.0025 per kWh
Smart Meter Costs (Delivery)
Energy Time of Use Rates
Historical Smart Meter Cost Recovery $2.06 per month4
Smart Metering Entity Charge $0.79 per month4
Retail
Energy Time of Use Rates
Transmission: Network $0.0058 per kWh
Transmission: Connection $0.0041 per kWh
Regulatory
Energy Time of Use Rates
Wholesale Market Service $0.0060 per kWh
Standard Supply Service Charge $0.25/invoice
Debt Retirement: $0.0070 per kWh
Loss Factor Adjustment for all Rate Classes: 1.0700

3Retail Contract Price – dependent upon your choice of electricity provider

4Charge is pro-rated depending on number of days in the billing period

Rates shown above are effective May 1, 2016

69%
Energy
13%
HST Tax
3%
Westario's Distribution Costs
0%
Smart Meter Costs
6%
Regulatory
5%
Retail
4%
Debt Retirement

General Service >50 kW Rates

Westario’s Distribution Costs (Delivery)
Energy Spot Market Price
OR Weighted Average Price
OR Retailer Contract1
Monthly Fixed Service Charge $228.37 per month2
Distribution Charge $2.1458 per kW
Low Voltage Charge $0.6184 per kW
Deferral/Variance Account Disposition $1.5785 per kW
Global Adjustment Sub-Account Disposition (applicable to retailer enrolled customers, customers using > 250,000 kWh/year or 50 & >kW/month) $0.9075 per kW
Smart Meter Costs (Delivery)
Energy Spot Market Price
OR Weighted Average Price
OR Retailer Contract1
Historical Smart Meter Recovery $1.53 per month2
Retail
Energy Spot Market Price
OR Weighted Average Price
OR Retailer Contract1
Transmission: Network $2.4294 per kW
Transmission: Connection $1.6340 per kW
Regulatory
Energy Spot Market Price
OR Weighted Average Price
OR Retailer Contract1
Wholesale Market Service $0.0060 per kW
Standard Supply Service Charge $0.25/invoice
Debt Retirement: $0.0070 per kW
Loss Factor Adjustment for Secondary Metered: 1.0700
Loss Factor Adjustment for Primary Metered: 1.0593
1 Retail Contract Price – dependent upon your choice of electricity provider
2 Charge is pro-rated depending on number of days in the billing period
Rates shown above are effective May 1, 2016

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.

Administrative Charges

Conditions of Service

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.

Commercial Security Deposits

Commercial security deposits will be calculated using the billing cycle factor (2.5) times the customer’s average monthly load, at the location the customer is moving into, in the most recent 12 consecutive months within the last two years. Where relevant usage information is not available for the customer for 12 consecutive months within the past two years or the billing system is not capable of making the calculation, the customer’s average monthly load shall be based on a reasonable estimate made by the distributor. Deposits will be required only from those new customers who do not demonstrate reasonable credit worthiness, or from those existing customers who have proven poor credit. The distributor shall permit the customer to pay security deposit in 4 equal monthly instalments, the first instalment being due on the implementation of an implied contract or the signing of a service agreement. The customer may pay the security deposit over a shorter period of time.

Interest will be credited to the customer account quarterly. The interest rate will be determined based on simple interest paid from the date of the deposit being received. Commercial security deposits will be held until the customer no longer requires service, at which time, it will be applied to the customer’s final bill.

Return of the deposit will be considered annually providing the customer’s payment history reflects a five year history of prompt payments and is void of collection action for those in the < 50 kW demand rate class, or 7 years in any other rate class.

Commercial security deposits may be in the form of:

  • a cash deposit;
  • an irrevocable letter of credit from a chartered bank or trust company; or
  • a performance bond

Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) Information

As announced in the 2009 Ontario Budget, the Provincial Sales Tax (PST) will be replaced with a more modern, value-added tax that will be combined with the federal Goods and Services Tax (GST) to create a Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) for Ontario, effective July 1, 2010.

The provincial portion of the HST will be eight (8)per cent and the federal potion will be five (5) per cent, for a combined HST rate of thirteen (13) per cent.

The HST will apply to all hydro invoicing and services carried out by Westario Power.

For questions surrounding GST/HST for Individuals, please call Canada Revenue Agency’s telephone service at 1.800.959.8281.

For questions surrounding GST/HST for Businesses, please call Canada Revenue Agency’s telephone service at 1.800.959.5525.