What is the Global Adjustment?
How are the top 5 system peaks determined?
What is load facility aggregation?
What if my account falls below the eligibility threshold due to participation in a conservation program?
How do we determine your eligibility?
How do we calculate your peak demand factor?
What information do I need to disclose in order to opt-in?
The following information will be required when opting in:
Additionally, as part of the eligibility requirements to opt-in you will be required to consent to share the following information to the Ministry & IESO. The opt-in form will prompt you to consent to disclose this information.
Company name or the name under which it carries on business, the address, geographic location and NAICS code of each of the customer’s Class A load facilities.
The following anonymized information:
New requirement for customer to promptly provide notice to Hydro One (the distributor) if any of the information provided on the opt-in form changes
How does Class A compare to Class B billing?
Below is an example of the comparison of the calculated Global Adjustment charge as a Class B customer and as a Class A customer during the previous base period.
NOTE: The analysis below is based on historical Global Adjustment values and historical usage, the results could significantly change if usage were to fluctuate considerably.
Which customers are eligible for Class A?
Customers who meet the monthly peak demand eligibility, will be notified and provided with their Peak Demand Factor and a Class A vs B comparison using their historical data by end of May. A link to our online Opt in/Opt out form will be provided in the communication mentioned above.
Customers who fall within the >500kW <1000kW usage threshold will be required to declare the NAICS code that best represents their service/facility.
Customers who fall within the >1000kW <4999kW usage threshold can opt in without NAICS code restrictions.
Customers with an average peak demand greater than 5000kW are automatically included in the program and have the option to opt-out of the ICI.
How do you Opt In or Opt Out?
Class A eligibility and instructions are communicated via email each May. The deadline to communicate this information is May 31st. Please note that the email communication may be sent to multiple individuals in your organization. However, we ask that only one submission be made on behalf of your company.
Please complete and submit the form by the June 15th deadline.
Important Items for Consideration:
Reminder: you will be billed on your assessed PDF for the entirety of the adjustment period July 1 – June 30
Are you expecting your load requirements to decline over the adjustment period? For example:
as a result of implementing efficiency measures at the facilities,
parceling off a section of the facility for an alternate entity or,
an expected general decline in business activities at the location.
How can system peaks be forecasted?
How do I transfer my Class A load facility?
Additional Notes and Resources