June 1st, 2020
Updated Electricity Rates for Ontario Residents
On May 30, 2020, the Government of Ontario announced changes to the electricity price that consumers on time-of-use (TOU) pricing will pay. Starting June 1, 2020, consumers on TOU pricing will pay a fixed price of 12.8 ¢/kW h, which the government refers to as the COVID-19 Recovery Rate, for electricity consumed in any hour of the day, on any day of the week. The government has stated that this price will be in effect until October 31, 2020.
The 12.8 ¢/kW h COVID-19 Recovery Rate replaces the emergency price of 10.1 ¢/kW h, which was introduced by way of an Emergency Order under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act on March 24, 2020 and which expired at the end of the day on May 31, 2020.1
The 12.8 ¢/kW h price is equivalent to the forecast average cost of supply for consumers for the November 1, 2019 to October 31, 2020 period as set out in RPP Price Report issued by the Ontario Energy Board (OEB) on October 22, 2019.
For more information about the new rates, please visit www.oeb.ca
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