COVID-19 Recovery Rate (June 1- October 31, 2020

The Government of Ontario has introduced a COVID-19 Recovery Rate of 12.8 cents/kWh for all time-of-use (TOU) electricity customers, to support Ontarians as it restarts the economy. Households, farms and small businesses who pay time-of-use electricity rates will be charged this fixed rate 24 hours a day, seven days a week, starting June 1, 2020.

This rate will be automatically reflected on TOU customers' electricity bills for all three TOU periods, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and is intended to be in place until October 31, 2020. More details are available at Ontario Energy Board website

Electricity rate 12.8¢/kWh 24 hours a day 7 days a week











Ontario Electricity Time-of-Use Price Periods

Residential and small commercial customers  in Ontario pay 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 rates are set by the Ontario Energy Board and reviewed twice a year to coincide with the start of Winter (November 1 to April 30) and the Summer (May 1 to October 31). Starting May 1, 2020, Winter Time-of-Use periods will remain in effect.

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.

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