TORONTO (December 15, 2020) - Today, the Ontario Energy Board (OEB) announced new electricity prices for households and small businesses, effective January 1, 2021, under the Regulated Price Plan (RPP). The OEB last set RPP prices for November 1, 2020.

The RPP prices have been lowered to reflect a significant change in the cost of supplying electricity to RPP customers. Specifically a portion of renewable energy contract costs currently funded by electricity ratepayers will not be funded by the Ontario Government. This initiative was announced as part of the 2020 Ontario Budget, and a new regulation has been made to support the initiative.

Typical residential customer bills to be held stable

The Government is also decreasing the Ontario Electricity Rebate (OER) from 33.2% to 21.2% effective January 1, 2021. 

The Government’s intention is that, for residential and small business customers, the reduction in the electricity price will be offset by the change in the OER. The OER is a total pre-tax credit that appears at the bottom of electricity bills. As a result of lower RPP prices and the reduced OER, typical residential customer bills will be held stable. The typical residential RPP customer uses 700 kWh of electricity per month. 

New RPP prices starting January 1, 2021
The new RPP Time-of-Use (TOU) prices set by the OEB for January 1, 2021 are shown in the attached document, including the hours to which those prices apply.