Changes to your electricity bill: Ontario Electricity Rebate

Starting November 1, 2019, the Government of Ontario changed how subsidies are presented on electricity bills for residential and small business customers. All subsidies provided under the Ontario Rebate for Electricity Consumers Act, 2016 are now combined in a new line item named “Ontario Electricity Rebate.”

Residential customers will continue to have the new rebate applied and need not take any further action.

Your bill now shows the full price of electricity, and the combined subsidy of approximately 32 per cent is applied to the pre-tax bill amount. OESP customers will also see a line item for the total Ontario support that they receive. Electricity consumption up to October 31 will be rebated under the old program, so during the transition you will see both rebates listed on your bill.

Learn more at or call 1-877-632-2727.

This classification applies to a non-residential account whose average monthly maximum demand is less than, or is forecast to be less than, 50 kW. 

Regulated Price Plan (RPP)*

RPP rates apply to customers who purchase electricity through Alectra Utilities (formerly Horizon Utilities). Non-RPP rates apply to customers who purchase electricity through a retailer contract.

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 DescriptionRate
Conservation Block - first 750 kWhPer kWh11.9¢
Conservation Block - over conservation blockPer kWh13.9¢

** Rate structure as of November 1, 2019. Time-of-Use and Tiered rates are set by the Ontario Energy Board (OEB) on May 1st and November 1st of each year.


Specific Charge and DescriptionRate
Fixed Distribution ChargePer Month$43.56
Variable Distribution Charge - Non-RPP*Per kWh$0.01176
Variable Distribution Charge - RPP*Per kWh$0.01176
Transmission Charge ConnectionPer kWh$0.0061
Transmission Charge NetworkPer kWh$0.0069
​Loss AdjustmentPer kWh3.79%

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

*Delivery Charges effective January 1, 2020*

Regulatory Charges

Specific Charge and DescriptionRate
Wholesale Market Services ChargePer kWh$0.0039

Regulatory Charge - Administration Charge

Per Month