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

Residential Rates

Small Commercial (<50kW) Rates

Commercial, Large Commercial and Industrial Rates

Streetlight, Sentinel, Unmetered Scatter Load Rates

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