Like everyone else in Ontario, our residential and small commercial customers are now paying Time-of-Use (TOU) rates for electricity. Under TOU, the price you pay for electricity depends on the time of day and day of week that you use it.
How Does Time-of-Use Pricing Work?
Time-of-Use divides the day into three rate periods: off-peak, mid-peak and on-peak. The rate you pay for electricity in each of these periods reflects the costs associated with generating electricity at that time of day. By shifting some of your activities from on-peak to off-peak periods - after 7 pm on weekdays, all weekend long and on statutory holidays - you will pay a lower price for electricity.
Time-of-Use rates are set by the Ontario Energy Board and reviewed twice a year to coincide with the start of the Winter (November 1 to April 30) and Summer (May 1 to October 31) periods.
Ontario Electricity Time of Use Price Periods
Print out a summary chart of Time-of-Use Price Periods.
Residential and Small Commercial Rates
Large Commercial and Industrial Rates
Streetlighting and Unmetered Scatter Load Rates
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Still have questions? Contact our Customer Care team.