General Service < 50 kW customers having usage of 250,000 kWh or less annually.

Electricity: Time-of-Use**

Customers who have a smart meter are charged Time-of-Use rates for their electricity.  

Electricity: Tiered Rates**

Specific Charge and Description Rate
Conservation Block - first 750 kWh Per kWh $0.088
Conservation Block - over conservation block Per kWh $0.103

**Rate structure as of November 1, 2014. Time-of-Use and Tiered rates are set by the Ontario Energy Board (OEB) on May 1st and November 1st of each year.

Bill Impact

The Time-of-Use and Tiered electricity rates have changed, effective November 1, 2014. The  result is a total bill increase of 1.80% or $5.38 per month for a General Service <50 kW customer who uses 2,000 kWh of electricity.

Reasons for the price increases

The increase in electricity rates is due to anticipated higher costs of supply, including an increase in the cost of power from rate-regulated nuclear and hydroelectric power plants. The Ontario Energy Board reviews electricity prices twice each year based on updated cost estimates. This is intended to help smooth changes in prices over time.


Specific Charge and Description Rate
Transmission Charge Connection Per kWh $0.0047
Transmission Charge Network Per kWh $0.0063
Variable Distribution Charge - Non-RPP Per kWh $0.00566
Variable Distribution Charge - RPP Per kWh $0.00696
Fixed Distribution Charge Per Month $37.66
​Loss Adjustment ​***see below for calculation ​

*** The Loss Adjustment calculation is: (Adjusted Usage - Measured Usage) x the current month's electricity rate per kWh. The Loss Adjustment has been included in the Delivery line as of July 1, 2013.

Regulatory Charges

Specific Charge and Description Rate
Regulatory Charge - Non-Competitive Charges Per kWh $0.005700
Regulatory Charge - Administration Charge Per Month $0.25

Debt Retirement Charge

Specific Charge and Description Rate
Debt Retirement Charge - Hamilton Per kWh $0.0070
Debt Retirement Charge - St. Catharines Per kWh $0.0068

Note: Debt Retirement Charge & Local Distribution Charge are not multiplied by the 4.07% "Adjustment Factor".

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