This classification applies to a non residential account whose average maximum demand used for billing purposes is equal to or greater than, or is forecast to be greater than 50 kW but less than 5,000 kW.  General Service ("GS") > 50 kW accounts are billed for Electricity in one of three ways depending on their level of consumption and type of metering.

Regulated Price Plan (RPP)*

*RPP rates apply to customers who purchase electricity through Horizon Utilities. Non-RPP rates apply to customers who purchase electricity through a retail contract, pay weighted average spot market price or pay spot market price. 

Electricity - 250,000 kWh or less annually or designated customer

Specific Charge and DescriptionRate
Conservation Block - first 750 kWhPer kWh$0.103
Conservation Block - over conservation blockPer kWh$0.121

As per regulation, Bulk Metered Multi-Unit Residential customers may opt for electricity pricing at the RPP Tiered rate by providing a self-declaration form to Horizon Utilities.

* Rate structure as of May 1, 2016.  The rates for Tiered levels  are set by the Ontario Energy Board (OEB) on May 1 and November 1 each year.  There was no change in rates November 1, 2016.

Electricity - Greater than 250,000 kWh annually, conventional metered

Specific Charge and DescriptionRate
Electricity  Per kWhWeighted Average Spot Market Price**

Electricity - Greater than 250,000 kWh annually, Smart Meter

Specific Charge and DescriptionRate
ElectricityPer kWhSpot Market Price**

​**Customers with usage of more than 250,000 kWh annually are charged for their electricity based on the spot market price as established hourly by the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO). The IESO provides detailed information about how the hourly charges are determined, forecasts and historical rates. Global Adjustment (GA) charges are also applicable to customers that are billed for Electricity at Spot Market, or Weighted Average Spot Market Price. The GA is the difference between the total payments made to certain contracted or regulated generators and demand management projects, and market revenues. Customers are encouraged to visit the IESO website for further information on the GA. Please consider that the GA rate is calculated monthly and Horizon Utilities, along with most Local Distribution Companies (LDCs) in Ontario, uses the 1st Estimate Rate for Global Adjustment as posted on the IESO's website. The GA rate that appears on Horizon Utilities bills is a weighted average rate determined from the 1st Estimate for GA. The portion of the GA charge on your bill attributed to line loss is added to the Delivery Service Charge.

Delivery

Specific Charge and DescriptionRate
Delivery Service Charge (Fixed Distribution)Per Month$380.48

Delivery (Variable Distribution) - Non-RPP*
Class A Non-Wholesale Market Participants

Wholesale Market Participants

Class B Non-Wholesale Market Participants
Per kW$2.68649


$2.99539

$4.02309
Delivery (Variable Distribution) - RPP*Per kW$2.68649
Transmission Charge ConnectionPer kW$2.1215
Transmission Charge NetworkPer kW$2.7065
​Loss Adjustment***​Per kWh3.79%

*** The Loss Adjustment calculation is: Measured Usage x  3.79 % x the electricity rate.

Regulatory Charges

Specific Charge and DescriptionRate

Wholesale Market Service Charges
Class A Class A customers will also
have a Capacity Demand Recovery
charge on their bill that is based
on their individual peak demand factor.

Class B Non-Wholesale Market Participants

per kWh





per kWh

$0.0045





$0.0049

Standard Service Supply (Administration)Per Month$0.25
​Ontario Electricity Support Program (OESP)​Per kWh​$0.0011

Debt Retirement Charge

Specific Charge and DescriptionRate
Debt Retirement Charge - HamiltonPer kWh$0.0070
Debt Retirement Charge - St. CatharinesPer kWh$0.0068

Standby Charge

Customers with generation capabilities can reserve system capacity. The charge is applied to the amount of reserved load transfer capacity contracted or the amount of monthly peak load displaced by a generating facility.

Specific Charge and DescriptionRate
Standby Charge Per kW$2.5413

 

 

Note: The "Adjustment Factor" for primary metered customers is 2.76%.

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