Reducing Electricity Billing to Off-peak Rates

Published on December 23, 2020

Staying home means using more electricity during the day. That is why beginning on January 1, 2021, the government is implementing a 28-day period where electricity consumption will be billed at the lowest price, the off-peak rate of 8.5 cents, 24 hours a day.

The 28-day off-peak price will apply to residential, small businesses and farm customers who pay time-of-use or tiered rates.

Ratepayers don’t need to do anything, this change will happen automatically for electricity consumption starting January 1, 2021.

We know that many households are struggling to pay their electricity and natural gas bills.

We want to minimize the financial burden and support people while we ask them to stay home.

That’s why families and businesses can apply for the COVID-19 Energy Assistance Program (CEAP) to receive a one-time payment to help with overdue bills. Customers can apply for CEAP through their local utility provider.

We thank the Local Distribution Companies and the Ontario Energy Board for coming together so quickly to make this happen.

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