Below are the current January 1, 2019 rates for Energy+ Commercial, Large Commercial & Industrial customers, implemented August 1, 2019. 

Previous electricity rates for Commercial, Large Commercial and Industrial customers.

The electricity bill is made up of Electricity, Delivery (including transmission and distribution charges) and Regulatory charges. Energy+ retains only the Monthly Service Charge and Local Distribution charge.  All other charges are collected on behalf of other parties.  

Energy+ commercial and industrial customers are billed according to their rate classification, which is determined by the amount of electricity that is consumed monthly, and their demand:

  1. Commercial - greater than 50 kW up to 999 kW
  2. Large Commercial - greater than 1,000 kW up to 4,999 kW
  3. Industrial - greater than 5,000 kW

Electricity Charges

The Electricity charges (1) on your bill will be based on prices set by spot market pricing through the Independent Electricity System Operator, the Ontario Energy Board or based on a contract with a Retailer. Electricity charges are collected by Energy+ and paid directly to electricity suppliers. Energy+ does not keep any of these charges.

IESO Spot Market Price

Customers with an interval meter pay the Hourly Ontario Energy Price, also known as the spot market price for their electricity, plus Global Adjustment Charges. The Spot price is determined by matching supply with Ontario's demand for electricity in the real-time market operated by the Independent Electrical System Operator (IESO). In Ontario, all electricity rates reflect the wholesale electricity price in some way. The wholesale price of electricity is dynamic − changing hourly based on demand and the availability of supply. Factors impacting demand include consumer behaviour, weather, time of day, day of the week, as well as economic conditions.

Customers without an interval meter pay the Weighted Average Hourly Price (WAP) for their electricity.

OEB Regulated Price Plan (RPP)

The Ontario Energy Board issues electricity rates under the Regulated Price Plan (RPP) under two pricing models: Tiered and Time-of-Use. The Ontario Energy Board rates include Global Adjustment Charges. The Ontario Energy Board reviews the rates every 6 months on May 1 and November 1.  

Time of Use Prices:  May 1, 2019 to October 31, 2019 

On-Peak: 13.4 cents/kWh

Mid-Peak: 9.4 cents/kWh

Off-Peak: 6.5 cents/kWh

Tiered Prices:

First 750 kWh/month block: 7.7 cents/kWh, additional kWh's used over 750 kWh/month: 8.9 cents/kWh

For additional information on electricity time-of-use pricing and time periods, and tiered pricing, visit the Ontario Energy Board website

Non-Regulated Price Plan (Retailer Contract)
Customers also have the option to purchase electricity from an electricity Retailer. If a consumer signs a retail contract, they elect to pay a fixed rate that is independent of the RPP pricing and Spot Market price. These customers will also pay the Global Adjustment in addition to the rate of their retail contract.

 

Commercial Customers - >50 kW to 999 kW

Delivery Charges
Delivery Charge Cost $Per
Service Charge 102.34 Month
Rate Riders (Fixed) (5)   40.73 Month
Local Distribution Charge (2)     3.7844 kW
Low Voltage Service Rate     0.1455 kW

Rate Rider (non-RPP customers) (5)

    0.0029 kWh

Rate Rider (Non-Wholesale Market Participants) (5)

   (0.5249) kW

Rate Riders (Variable) (5)

   (0.2614) kW
Provincial Network Transmission (>50kW Non-Interval) (3)     3.1657 kW
Provincial Line & Transformation Connection (>50kW Non-Interval) (2) (6)     2.3638 kW
Provincial Network Transmission (Interval Metered <1000 kW) (3)     3.1878 kW
Provincial Line & Transformation Connection (Interval Metered <1000 kW) (2) (6)     2.3876 kW
Regulatory Charges
Regulatory ChargeCost $Per
Admin Fee - Standard Supply Service (4)        0.25     Month
Wholesale Market & RRRP (1)   0.0035 kWh
Capacity Based Recovery - Class B (1)   0.0004 kWh
Transformer Allowance (if applicable) (2) (0.60) kW

Large Commercial Customers - >1,000 kW to 4,999 kW

Delivery Charges
Delivery Charge Cost $Per
Service Charge 864.41 Month
Local Distribution Charge (2)     3.8140 kW
Low Voltage Service Rate     0.1010 kW

Rate Rider (non-RPP customers) (5)

    0.0029 kWh

Rate Rider (Non-Wholesale Market Participants) (5)

   (0.7058) kW

Rate Riders (Variable) (5)

   (0.8397)  kW
Provincial Network Transmission (3)     2.3178 kW
Provincial Line & Transformation Connection (2) (6)     1.6403 kW
Regulatory Charges
Regulatory ChargeCost $Per
Admin Fee - Standard Supply Service (4)      0.25     Month
Wholesale Market & RRRP (1) 0.0035 kWh
Capacity Based Recovery - Class B (1)
0.0004 kWh
Transformer Allowance (if applicable) (2) (0.60)  kW

Industrial Customers - >5,000 kW

Delivery Charges
Delivery Charge Cost $Per
Service Charge  8976.07 Month
Local Distribution Charge         1.6675 kW
Low Voltage Service Rate        0.1019 kW

Rate Rider (non-RPP customers) (5)

       0.0029 kWh

Rate Riders (Variable) (5)

      (0.1558) kW
Provincial Network Transmission (3)        2.3839 kW
Provincial Line & Transformation Connection (6)        1.6548 kW

Regulatory Charges
Regulatory ChargeCost $Per
Admin Fee - Standard Supply Service (4)      0.25     Month
Wholesale Market & RRRP (1) 0.0035 kWh
Capacity Based Recovery - Class B (1) 0.0004 kWh

Notes:

(1) Based on electricity loss adjusted usage. Loss adjustment Factors: 

Primary Metered Customer <5,000 kW =1.0204  >5,000 kW = 1.0045  

Secondary Metered Customer  <5,000 kW = 1.0307  >5,000 kW = 1.0145

(2) Allowance for customer-owned transformers is based on highest peak, regardless of peak. Primary Metering Allowance for Transformer Losses is applied to measured demand and energy (1.00%).

(3) Applied on Peak Demand Service. On-Peak Monday-Friday 7am to 7 pm, except for Public Holidays. Off-Peak is all other hours.

(4) This charge does not apply to customers with a Retailer Contract.

(5) Details on the Rate Riders are outlined in the Ontario Energy Board Final Rate Order EB-2018-0028 effective January 1, 2019, implemented August. 1, 2019.

(6) Gross Load Billing calculation is only applied to accounts with installed capacity of 2MW or more for renewable generation and 1MW or higher for non-renewable generation.

Specific Service Charges
Type of ServiceAmount $
Arrears Certificate  15.00
Statement of account  15.00
Pulling post-dated cheques  15.00

Duplicate invoices for previous billing

 15.00
Request for other billing information  15.00
Easement Letter  15.00
Income tax letter  15.00
Notification charge  15.00
Account history  15.00
Returned cheque (plus bank charges; HST exempt)   15.00
Charge to certify cheque  15.00
Legal letter charge  15.00

Account set up charge/change of occupancy charge

(plus credit agency costs if applicable)

 30.00

Special meter reads

 30.00

Meter dispute charge (plus Measurement Canada fees) (if meter found correct)

 30.00

Credit reference/credit check (plus credit agency fees)

 15.00

Late Payment per month 1.50% (effective annual rate 19.56% per annum or 0.04896% compounded daily rate)

Reconnection at Meter - during regular hours

 65.00

Reconnection at Meter - after regular hours

185.00

Reconnection at Pole - during regular hours

185.00
Reconnection at Pole - after regular hours 415.00
Specific charge for access to power poles - $/pole/year  43.63

Service call - customer owned equipment

 30.00
Service call - customer-owned equipment - after regular hours 165.00

Definitions and Explanations of Charges

Delivery Charges

Energy+ delivers electricity to your business safely and reliably, but we do not generate it. Delivery charges are for the cost to bring electricity from generating stations across the Province to Energy+, through high voltage (transmission) and low voltage (distribution) power lines to your business, including the costs for system maintenance, storm restoration, operations and new connections. The delivery rate is approved by the Ontario Energy Board, and contains fixed and variable charges. The variable component of your delivery is calculated based on the total amount of electricity you used (kWh) during the billing period.

Monthly Service Charge

  • This is a fixed monthly charge that in part covers Energy+'s costs associated with operating the business.

Electricity Usage Adjustment Factor

  • An energy adjustment applied to the total amount of electricity use during the billing period to account for the line losses in the electricity system that are not measured by your meter. When electricity is delivered over a power line, it is normal for a small amount of power to be lost as heat. Line losses are unavoidable in the delivery of electricity. The adjustment factor is approved by the Ontario Energy Board and is reviewed regularly as part of the rate setting process.

Local Distribution Charge

  • The local distribution charge per kilowatt hour of electricity used and collected by Energy+ to help operate the business.

Low Voltage Service Rate

  • The low voltage service charge covers the cost of connecting Energy+’s distribution system to the distribution systems of other local distribution companies. This charge is applied against your total energy in kWh.

Rate Riders

  • Rate riders are temporary charges or credits that recover or refund costs for something that is temporary or caused by factors outside the utility's control.  These factors include, but are not limited to, the settlement of cost of power and global adjustment collection variances, and recovery of programs and processes mandated by the regulator or government.

Provincial Line & Transformation Connection

  • The transformation connection charge covers the cost of connecting Energy+'s distribution system to Hydro One's transmission lines, as well as the cost of transforming electricity from high transmission voltages to lower voltages for distribution. This charge is collected on behalf of Hydro One.

Provincial Network Service

  • The network charge covers the cost of delivering the electricity from the generating stations to our region through Hydro One's transmission system. This charge is collected on behalf of Hydro One.

Smart Meter Entity

  • The charge covers the cost of services provided by the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) for the implementation and operation of the Province's Meter Data Management Repository, which stores, validates and manages hourly electricity information transmitted by smart meters.

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Regulatory Charges

Regulatory charges include the cost of services required to operate the electricity system and run the wholesale electricity market. The Ontario Energy Board sets these charges.

Wholesale Market Service

  • The wholesale market service charge covers the cost of services provided by the IESO to operate the electricity market and maintain the reliability of the high voltage power grid and certain costs incurred by local utilities to connect renewable generation. The charge is set by the Ontario Energy Board to allow these costs to be passed onto customers.

Rural or Remote Electricity Rate Protection Charge (RRRP)

  • A program designed to provide financial assistance to eligible customers located in rural or remote areas where the costs of providing electricity service to these customers greatly exceeds the cost of providing electricity to customers located in towns and cities.

Admin Fee - Standard Supply Service

  • The standard supply administration fee covers a portion of Energy+'s administrative costs to provide electricity to RPP customers.  This charge is set by the Ontario Energy Board and is the same for all utilities across the Province. This charge does not apply to customers with a Retailer Contract.

Capacity Based Recovery - Class B

  • The Capacity Based Recovery charge is applicable to customers that are not enrolled in the Industrial Conservation Initiative (ICI), and recovers costs associated with contracted demand response providers active in the wholesale energy market.

Transformer Allowance

  • An allowance for customer owned transformers is based on the highest peak, regardless of time of peak. The customer receives a credit for Energy+'s distribution costs already included in the distribution rates.

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Global Adjustment

  • Global Adjustment (GA) covers the cost of building new electricity infrastructure in the Province, maintaining existing resources, as well as providing conservation and demand management programs. It is calculated by the IESO and embedded in the time-of-use rates on your bill. Power is bought and sold in a market where price varies by the hour, and the market price can be lower or higher than the contract price. Energy+ purchases your electricity from the IESO.  The Global Adjustment makes up for the gap between prices and covers other costs related to the generation of electricity. GA is calculated each month and is billed on your total kilowatt hour use. The adjustment may be a debit or credit on your bill. If you have a contract with an energy retailer, you are billed global adjustment in addition to your energy costs.

Retailer Contract

  • Another option is for customers to sign a contract and purchase electricity from an independent Retailer.  If you currently purchase electricity through a Retail Energy Contractor, you will continue to follow the terms and price as set out in your contract. The Ontario Energy Board requires that we include the Retail Contractor name and toll-free contact number on the face of your bill.

Weighted Average Hourly Price (WAP)

  • For customers who do not have an interval meter installed and who have not signed a contract with an energy retailer, or are not eligible for the Regulated Price Plan, they are supplied under the Standard Supply Service and will be charged a price based on the current market rates weighted over the billing period, using Energy+'specific net system load shape (based on adjusted kWh). 

Gross Load Billing

  • The calculation for billing demand for Line and Transformation Connection Services is defined as the Non-Coincident Peak demand (MW) in any hour of the month. The customer demand in any hour is the sum of (a) the loss adjusted demand supplied from the distribution system plus (b) the demand that is supplied by embedded generation installed after October 30, 1998. Applied to accounts with installed capacity of 2MW or more for renewable generation and 1MW or higher for non-renewable generation. The term renewable generation refers to a facility that generates electricity from sources: wind, solar, Biomass, Bio-oil, Bio-gas, landfill gas, or water. The demand supplied by embedded generators will not be adjusted for loss.

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