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​​​​​​​​​​​Regulatory Charges

​Understanding regulatory charges

The amount you pay for 
Regulatory Charges helps maintain Ontario's electricity system so we're able to get your home or business the reliable, affordable electricity you need. 

This includes the cost of services required to operate the electricity system and run the wholesale market. The majority of these charges are variable and increase or decrease depending on the amount of your adjusted usage (amount of electricity we purchased on your behalf after adjustment for line losses). The Ontario Energy Board regulates these charges. 

​​All Service Types or
Rate Classifications 

Regulatory Charges​

Standard supply service administration charge ($/month)25¢*
Rural rate protection charge (adjusted usage - ¢/kWh)0.21¢
Wholesale market service rate (adjusted usage - ¢/kWh)0.36¢

Ontario Electricity Support Program charge
(adjusted usage - ¢/kWh)


*If you have enrolled with a retailer, the standard supply service administration charge does not​ apply.

**The Ontario Electricity Support Program (OESP) reduces electricity costs for low-income customers. As part of the government's Fair Hydro Plan, the OESP charge has been removed from bills, effective May 1, 2017. The Province will fund the OESP through provincial revenues.




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