Residential and Small Commercial customers can choose to switch their Electricity Price Plan that best meets your needs - Time-of Use, Ultra-low Overnight or Tiered price plans.

How does Tiered Pricing work?

With Tiered prices, you can use a certain amount of electricity each month at a lower price. Once that limit (called a threshold) is exceeded, a higher price applies. For residential customers, the threshold normally changes with the season to reflect changing usage patterns – for example, there are fewer hours of daylight in the winter and some customers use electric heating. 

In the the summer period (May 1 – October 31), the Tiered threshold for residential customers is 600 kWh. In the winter period (November 1 – April 30), the Tiered threshold for residential customers is 1,000 kWh so that households can use more power at the lower price.   For small business customers, the Tiered threshold is 750 kWh all year round.  

Tiered prices give you the flexibility to use electricity at any time of day at the same price, although that price will change if you exceed the threshold during the month. 

Learn about current Residential Electricity Rates

Learn more about current Small Commercial Electricity Rates

If you are considering a switch to the Time-Of-Use price plan, learn more about your electricity plan choices. The Ontario Energy Board (OEB) created an online calculator to help customers make their decision. The calculator is available on the OEB website.
Watch an 
Ontario Energy Board video about choosing your electricity rate plan

 Summer Tiered Thresholds Now in Effective May 1 to October 31, 2023