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Rates and Conditions

New electricity rates came into effect on May 1, 2018 for the Regulated Price Plan (RPP) customers. The majority of residential customers are on the RPP. These rates are set by the Ontario Energy Board.

Business rate information can be found here.


Rates effective May 1, 20181

For more information read our Residential Rates Brochure.

Residential Rates in effect between April 1, 2018 and April 30, 2018 are also available.

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Time-of-Use Pricing for Summer Period (May 1 to October 31) 

Off-Peak (7 pm to 7 am) Weekdays, all day Weekends and holidays $0.065/kWh
Mid-Peak (7 am to 11 am and 5 pm to 7 pm) Weekdays $0.094/kWh
On-Peak (11 am to 5 pm) Weekdays $0.132/kWh

Delivery

 
Transmission $0.0121/kWh
Hydro Ottawa Variable and Other Charges - RPP1 $0.0093/kWh
Hydro Ottawa Variable and Other Charges - Non RPP $0.0086/kWh
Hydro Ottawa Fixed and Other Charges $20.51/month
Smart Meter Entity Charge $0.57/month
Low Voltage Services Charge $0.00006/kWh
Delivery Line Loss Charge See below for calculation3

Regulatory

$0.0039/kWh4

8% Provincial Rebate

See below5

Other Charges

Learn about some of the additional rates and charges that may appear on your bill.


1. Residential customers will no longer see the $0 Debt Retirement Charge (DRC) for consumption after March 31, 2018.

2. 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, if required, twice a year: in the summer (May 1) and in the winter (November 1). The vast majority of Hydro Ottawa customers pay Time-of-Use rates. If you are a Tiered price customer, please visit oeb.ca for more information.

3. 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.

5. The rebate will be equal to the provincial portion of the Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) on electricity bills, representing an 8% savings.

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