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Rates and Conditions

New Electricity rates came into effect on May 1, 2015 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.

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 increased by approximately $14.28 per month or 4.9% per month.

Rates effective May 1, 2015

For more information, please view our Small Business Rates brochure (less than 50 kW demand)
For Small Business Rates in effect between January 1, 2015 and April 30, 2015, click here.

For more information, please view our Business Rates brochure (50 kW demand or greater)
For Business Rates in effect between May 1, 2014 and December 31, 2014, click here.

Residential rate information can be found here.

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) $0.080/kWh
Mid-Peak (7 am to 11 am and 5 pm to 7 pm) $0.122/kWh
On-Peak (11 am to 5 pm) $0.161/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 $0.0110/kWh
Hydro Ottawa Delivery $0.0210/kWh
Hydro Ottawa Fixed Charge $16.72/month
Smart Meter Entity Charge $ 0.79/month
Low Voltage Services Charge $0.00006/kWh
Delivery Line Loss Charge See below for calculation3

Regulatory


$0.0057/kWh4

Debt Retirement


$0.00694/kWh5

50 kW to less than 1,500 kW Billing Demand

Electricity - Wholesale Market Rates

Delivery

Transmission Network $2.9072/kW
Transmission Connection $1.6232/kW
Hydro Ottawa Delivery $3.5691/kW
Hydro Ottawa Fixed Charge $260.82/month
Low Voltage Services Charge $0.02354/kW
Delivery Line Loss Charge See below for calculation3

Regulatory


$0.0057/kWh4

Debt Retirement


$0.00694/kWh5

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

Electricity - Wholesale Market Rates

Delivery

Transmission Network $3.0186/kW
Transmission Connection $1.7347/kW
Hydro Ottawa Delivery $3.4887/kW
Hydro Ottawa Fixed Charge $4,193.93/month
Low Voltage Services Charge $0.02516/kW
Delivery Line Loss Charge See below for calculation3

Regulatory


$0.0057/kWh4

Debt Retirement


$0.00694/kWh5

5,000 kW or more Billing Demand - Large Consumer

Electricity - Wholesale Market Rates

Delivery

Transmission Network $3.3462/kW
Transmission Connection $1.9535/kW
Hydro Ottawa Delivery $3.3129/kW
Hydro Ottawa Fixed Charge $15,231.32/month
Low Voltage Services Charge $0.02833/kW
Delivery Line Loss Charge See below for calculation3

Regulatory


$0.0057/kWh4

Debt Retirement


$0.00694/kWh5


1 Customers with a monthly billing demand of 50 kW or more should refer to our Business Rates brochure for more information.
Regulated Price Plan (RPP) customers: The Ontario Energy Board (OEB) sets the RPP rates. RPP prices are reviewed and adjusted twice a year in the summer (May 1) and in the winter (November 1). The price changes only affect households and small businesses who buy their electricity from their local utility. The vast majority of our customers pay Time-of-Use Rates. If you are a Tiered price customer, please visit ontarioenergyboard.ca for more information.
The Delivery Line Loss Charge calculation is: (Adjusted Consumption - Unadjusted Consumption) x current month’s energy rate per kWh.
4 For Standard Supply Service customers (not purchasing the electricity commodity 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 as Casselman Hydro did not own any generating plants.