Ontario Electricity Time-of-Use Price Periods

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.

Time of Use Picture  Time of Use Rates May 1 2019 

Time-of-Use Rates (May 1 to October 31, 2019)

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  Summer (May 1 to October 31) and the Winter (November 1 to April 30) periods.

Residential and Small Commercial Rates

Large Commercial and Industrial Rates

Streetlighting and Unmetered Scatter Load Rates

Links of Interest

Still have questions? Contact our Customer Care team.