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Rates and Conditions

New Electricity rates came into effect on May 1, 2016 for Regulated Price Plan (RPP) customers. The majority of small business customers are on the RPP. These rates are set by the Ontario Energy Board.

Notice to our customers: The total monthly bill for a typical small business (general service) customer consuming 2,000 kWh per month and having a monthly demand of less than 50 kW will increased by approximately $8.36 per month or 2.6% per month.

Residential rate information can be found here.


Rates effective May 1, 2016

For more information,read our Small Business Rates brochure (less than 50 kW demand). Small Business Rates in effect between January 1, 2016 and April 30, 2016 are also available.

If your business’ electricity demand is 50kW or greater, please refer to our Business Rates brochure for more information.
Business Rates in effect between January 1, 2015 and December 31, 2015 are also available.

Demand less than 50 kilowatts1

Electricity2 - Regulated Price Plan (RPP)

Time-of-Use (Summer Weekdays)
Off-Peak (7 pm to 7 am and all day weekends and holidays) $0.087/kWh
Mid-Peak (7 am to 11 am and 5 pm to 7 pm) $0.132/kWh
On-Peak (11 am to 5 pm) $0.180/kWh

Electricity used on weekends and holidays is charged the off-peak price during both the Winter and Summer Periods.
For a list of holidays when off-peak prices are in effect, see our TOU Holiday Schedule.
If you are a Tiered price customer, please visit ontarioenergyboard.ca for more information.

Delivery

Transmission $0.0114/kWh
Hydro Ottawa Variable and Other Charges – RPP $0.019551/kWh
Hydro Ottawa Variable and Other Charges – Non RPP $0.022361/kWh
Hydro Ottawa Fixed Charge $17.23/month
Smart Meter Entity Charge $ 0.79/month
Low Voltage Services Charge $0.00006/kWh
Delivery Line Loss Charge See below for calculation3

Regulatory


$0.0060/kWh4

Debt Retirement


$0.00694/kWh5

50 kW to less than 1,500 kW Billing Demand

Electricity - Wholesale Market Rates

Delivery

Transmission Network $2.8608/kW
Transmission Connection $1.8267/kW
Hydro Ottawa Variable and Other Charges $2.974539/kW
Rate Rider for Global Adjustment – Non RPP customers $0.00281/kWh
Hydro Ottawa Variable and Other Charges – Wholesale Market Participant $3.609075/kW
Hydro Ottawa Fixed Charge $200.00/month
Low Voltage Services Charge $0.02526/kW
Delivery Line Loss Charge See below for calculation3

Regulatory


$0.0060/kWh4

Debt Retirement


$0.00694/kWh5

1,500 kW to less than 5,000 kW Billing Demand

Electricity - Wholesale Market Rates

Delivery

Transmission Network $2.9704/kW
Transmission Connection $1.9522/kW
Hydro Ottawa Variable and Other Charges $2.442159/kW
Rate Rider for Global Adjustment – Non RPP customers $0.00281/kWh
Hydro Ottawa Variable and Other Charges – Wholesale Market Participant $3.147542/kW
Hydro Ottawa Fixed Charge $4,193.93/month
Low Voltage Services Charge $0.02700/kW
Delivery Line Loss Charge See below for calculation3

Regulatory


$0.0060/kWh4

Debt Retirement


$0.00694/kWh5

5,000 kW or more Billing Demand - Large Consumer

Electricity - Wholesale Market Rates

Delivery

Transmission Network $3.2927/kW
Transmission Connection $2.1984/kW
Hydro Ottawa Variable and Other Charges $2.053902/kW
Rate Rider for Global Adjustment – Non RPP customers $0.00281/kWh
Hydro Ottawa Variable and Other Charges – Wholesale Market Participant $2.88869/kW
Hydro Ottawa Fixed Charge $15,231.32/month
Low Voltage Services Charge $0.03040/kW
Delivery Line Loss Charge See below for calculation3

Regulatory


$0.0060/kWh4

Debt Retirement


$0.00694/kWh5

Other Charges

As a business customer, you receive your Hydro Ottawa bill every month. Learn about some of the additional rates and charges that may appear on your bill.

1 Customers with a monthly billing demand of 50 kW or more should refer to our Business Rates brochure for more information.
The Ontario Energy Board (OEB) sets the residential and small business rates for electricity under Ontario’s Regulated Price Plan or RPP. The OEB reviews and adjusts these rates two times a year: in the summer (May 1) and in the winter (November 1). 
The Delivery Line Loss Charge is calculated by multiplying the Electricity Charge Consumption (per RPP Category) by the loss factor and then multiplying this number by the current month’s Electricity Charge under the RPP rate.
4 For customers who do not purchase their electricity from an electricity retailer, a monthly administration fee of $0.25 is added to the regulatory charge to recover a portion of the cost of systems required for the market.
For customers of the former Casselman Hydro, this rate is $0.007/kWh because Casselman Hydro did not own any generating plants.

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