Active Applications

Hydro Ottawa Limited's distribution rates and services are regulated by the Ontario Energy Board, an independent provincial government agency. At any time, Hydro Ottawa Limited may have one or more applications before the OEB, and may be participating in other OEB-sponsored proceedings.

EB-2019-0261 Custom Incentive Regulation (CIR)

EB-2019-0261: Hydro Ottawa Limited filed an application with the Ontario Energy Board on February 10, 2020 under section 78 of the Ontario Energy Board Act, 1998, S.O. 1998, c.15 Sched. B, seeking approval to change the rates that Hydro Ottawa charges for electricity distribution, to be effective January 1, 2021 to December 31, 2025.

Proposed residential distribution rate changes summary

Residential customers are charged a monthly fixed distribution charge, which covers Hydro Ottawa’s costs to safely and reliably deliver electricity from generating stations across Ontario to homes in Ottawa and Casselman.

Hydro Ottawa’s current monthly fixed distribution charge for residential customers is $28.64. Hydro Ottawa is proposing to increase the monthly charge to $29.95 in 2021. By the end of the five-year term, the distribution charge is proposed to be $35.56, representing a rate increase of $6.92.

 2020 Current2021 Proposed2022 Proposed2023 Proposed2024 Proposed2025 Proposed2021-2025 Average
Monthly fixed distribution rate$28.64$29.95$32.13$33.97$34.95$35.56 
Monthly rate change ($)


Annual percentage increase (%) 4.57%7.28%5.73%2.88%1.75%4.44%



Issued March 4, 2020



For live versions of excel files submitted as part of EB-2019-0261, refer to Hydro Ottawa’s application on the OEB’s Advanced Regulatory Document Search, or contact Hydro Ottawa at [email protected]