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Time-of-Use (TOU)

 
The majority of our customers pay Time-of-Use (TOU) prices.

TOU pricing reflects the cost of producing electricity at different times of day based on demand. TOU pricing has three periods: on-peak, when energy demand and cost is high, mid-peak, when energy demand and cost is moderate, and off-peak, when energy demand and cost is low.

TOU pricing ultimately gives you more control over your electricity bill.  By adjusting your usage habits, TOU pricing enables you to save money during hours when electricity is more expensive. To learn more about TOU pricing and its three periods, visit Understanding Your Electricity Bill.

These prices are set by the Ontario Energy Board (OEB) twice a year on May 1 and November 1. To learn more about electricity prices, visit the Ontario Energy Board.


Time-of-Use Winter Demand Periods and Prices

Time-of-Use electricity prices change throughout each weekday, when demand is on-peak from 7am to 11am and 5pm to 7pm (20.8 ¢/kWh), mid-peak from 11am to 5pm (14.4 ¢/kWh), and off-peak from 7pm to 7am (10.1 ¢/kWh). Prices are off-peak all weekend and on designated holidays.

Illustration of the winter TOU demand and pricing periods

Winter Demand

Winter demand periods are effective November 1 to April 30 each year.

Illustration of the weekend and holiday TOU demand periods and pricing (off-peak)

Weekends & Holidays

Weekends and designated holidays are off-peak electricity prices all day.

Illustration of the TOU demand periods and prices for winter 2019 off-peak 10.1 cents/kWh, mid-peak 14.4 cents/kWh and on-peak 20.8 cents/kWh

Prices per Demand

Prices shown are effective November 1, 2019 to April 30, 2020.


Upcoming Events

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Apr 10
Apr 10-11
Apr 10 - Apr 11
Time-of-Use Holiday
12:00 AM - 07:00 AM
Province-wide
Good Friday is a designated TOU Holiday in Ontario, when electricity prices are off-peak all day.
May 18
May 18-19
May 18 - May 19
Time-of-Use Holiday
12:00 AM - 07:00 AM
Province-wide
Victoria Day is a designated TOU Holiday in Ontario, when electricity prices are off-peak all day.
Jul 01
Jul 01-02
Jul 01 - Jul 02
Time-of-Use Holiday
12:00 AM - 07:00 AM
Province-wide
Canada Day is a designated TOU Holiday in Ontario, when electricity prices are off-peak all day.
Aug 03
Aug 03-04
Aug 03 - Aug 04
Time-of-Use Holiday
12:00 AM - 07:00 AM
Province-wide
The Civic Holiday is a designated TOU Holiday in Ontario, when electricity prices are off-peak all day.

Previous Events

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Feb 17
Feb 17-18
Feb 17 - Feb 18
Time-of-Use Holiday
12:00 AM - 07:00 AM
Province-wide
Family Day is a designated TOU Holiday in Ontario, when electricity prices are off-peak all day.
Jan 01
Jan 01-02
Jan 01 - Jan 02
Time-of-Use Holiday
12:00 AM - 07:00 AM
Province-wide
New Year's Day is a designated TOU Holiday in Ontario, when electricity prices are off-peak all day.
Dec 25
Dec 25-27
Dec 25 - Dec 27
Time-of-Use Holidays
12:00 AM - 07:00 AM
Province-wide
Christmas Day and Boxing Day are designated TOU Holidays in Ontario, when electricity prices are off-peak all day.
Oct 14
Oct 14-15
Oct 14 - Oct 15
Time-of-Use Holiday
12:00 AM - 07:00 AM
Province-wide
Thanksgiving Day is a designated TOU Holiday in Ontario, when electricity prices are off-peak all day.

 

Tiered Pricing

Some of our customers without smart meters or in certain areas of the province fall under the Tiered Pricing model.

If you have noticed two different prices on your bill and slight changes between winter and summer seasons it is because you are on a Tiered Pricing Plan. Customers on this pricing model can submit their own meter reading to ensure that they are billed for actual consumption rather than an estimate.


Regulated Price Plan (RPP) Seasonal Thresholds and Prices

RPP electricity prices and seasonal price thresholds change twice a year, on May 1 and November 1. Prices shown below are effective November 1, 2019 until April 30, 2020.
 

Illustration of a sun representing summer
Residential - Summer
(May 1 - Oct. 31, 2019)

Up to 600 kWh/month: 7.7 ¢/kWh

Over 600 kWh/month: 8.9 ¢/kWh

Illustration of a snowflake representing winter
Residential - Winter
(Nov. 1, 2019 - April 30, 2020)

Up to 1,000 kWh/month: 11.9 ¢/kWh

Over 1,000 kWh/month: 13.9 ¢/kWh

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Non-Residential 
(NOV. 1, 2019 - APRIL 30, 2020)

Up to 750 kWh/month: 11.9 ¢/kWh

Over 750 kWh/month: 13.9 ¢/kWh



Retailer Enrolled

You may also choose to buy your electricity from an electricity retailer. Not all retail contracts are the same, most offer a fixed price over a period of time. Before you sign a contract, read it carefully so you are aware of all terms and conditions.

 

Remember, the contract you sign only covers the electricity cost. Delivery charges, global adjustment charges, regulatory charges, the debt retirement charge (if applicable), and other charges will still apply and customers will see these line items on their bill.



Weighted Average Hourly Spot Price (WAHSP)

A small number of our customers are assessed under the Weighted Average Hourly Spot Price (WAHSP). For customers who do not have an interval meter installed and who have not signed a contract with an energy retailer, or are not eligible for the Regulated Price Plan, they will be supplied under the Standard Supply Service and will be charged a price based on the current market rates weighted over the billing period, using our specific net system load shape (based on adjusted kWh).


Hourly Ontario Energy Price (HOEP)

The Hourly Ontario Energy Price (HOEP) is assessed for customers with an interval meter installed who have not signed a contract with an energy retailer. Their electricity is supplied under the Standard Supply Service and they will be charged a price based on the actual hourly market rate within their billing period (based on adjusted kWh).



Global Adjustment

Global Adjustment is collected on behalf of the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) and covers the cost for providing both adequate generating capacity and conservation programs for Ontario.

To learn more about Global Adjustment components and costs, visit the 
IESO’s website.