The Debt Retirement Charge (DRC) is ending for all electricity users on March 31, 2018.  No Debt Retirement Charge will be applied to electricity consumed on or after April 1, 2018.

The Debt Retirement Charge was a per kilowatt-hour (kWh) charge payable on all electricity consumed in Ontario, collected by the Ontario Electricity Financial Corporation to retire the stranded debt and other liabilities as a result of the restructuring of the former Ontario Hydro.  The Debt Retirement Charge began in 2002.