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.
Residential Rates and Energy Pricing
|Off Peak||$0.105 per kWh|
|Mid Peak||$0.150 per kWh|
|On Peak||$0.217 per kWh|
less than or equal to 1,000 kWh $0.126 per kWh
greater than 1,000 kWh $0.146 per kWh
|Monthly Fixed Service Charge||$29.39 per month|
|Smart Metering Entity Charge||$0.57 per month|
|Low Voltage Charge||$0.0031 per kWh|
|Rate Rider for Disposition of Global Adjustment (non-RPP)||$0.0026 per kWh|
|Rate Rider for Disposition of Deferral/Variance Accounts
Rate Rider for Disposition of CBR Account – applicable only for Class B
|$0.0012 per kWh
($0.0001) per kWh
|Transmission: Network Service Rate||$0.0066 per kWh|
|Transmission: Line and Transformation Connection Service Rate||$0.0051 per kWh|
|* for a breakout of Rate Riders; please review Tariff of Rates and Charges||(EB-2020-0062)|
|Wholesale Market Service/RRRP/CBR||$0.0039 per kWh|
|Standard Supply Service – Admin. Charge||$0.25 per month|
Loss Factor Adjustment for all Rate Classes: 1.0713
Rates shown above are effective January 1, 2021
Ontario Electricity Rebate (OER)
The Ontario Electricity Rebate (OER) is for most households, farms, long-term care homes and small businesses. The government introduced the OER in November 2019 to help keep bills low and show Ontarians the true cost of electricity. Eligible consumers automatically receive the rebate, which appears on bills as a separate line item.
Starting January 1, 2021, the OER will provide eligible consumers with a 21.2% rebate from the province on the subtotal of their electricity bill. This means the average residential bill will not go up compared to November 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.
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 Call – 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)||$43.63|