Effective November 1, 2019, the Government of Ontario has discontinued the 8% Provincial Rebate and introduced a new Ontario Electricity Rebate (OER) to allow consumers to see the full value of the rebate they’re receiving. The new on-bill rebate will reduce the pre-HST costs on eligible customers’ bills by 31.8%.

Who Is eligible?

Eligible customers include residential, small business, farms, long-term care homes and some multi-unit complexes, if they meet certain criteria. Also commercial customers that use greater than 50kW, but less than 250,000 kilowatt hours annually, are automatically eligible.

Certain types of large-volume multi-unit complexes will be ineligible for the new OER, including hospitals, universities, colleges and any multi-unit complexes that have fewer than 50% residential units (as provided for under regulation), such as a large commercial building.

Eligibility to receive the OER is defined under the Ontario Rebate for Electricity Consumers Act, 2016.

What are the notice requirements? 

#DYK  Residential and small business customers don't need to apply and will automatically receive the new OER

There are specific notice requirements for previously eligible accounts who were receiving the 8% Provincial Rebate, but who are not eligible for the new OER. These accounts may receive the OER through October 31, 2020, as long as they submit a completed Ontario Electricity Rebate Self Declaration Form to Energy+ by January 31, 2020.

If the Self-Declaration form is not received by January 31, 2020, these accounts will no longer receive the Ontario Electricity Rebate as of February 1, 2020. 

A complete list of eligibility and notice requirements may be found on the OER Self-Declaration Form.

Read our FAQs about the Ontario Electricity Rebate here.

OER Self-Declaration Form