Current electricity rates came into effect on November 1, 2015 for Regulated Price Plan (RPP) customers. The majority of residential customers are on the RPP. These rates are set by the Ontario Energy Board.
Notice to our customers: As of January 1, 2016, the Delivery Charge (includes Hydro Ottawa’s charge), the Regulatory Charge and the Debt Retirement Charge have changed.
The total monthly bill for a typical residential customer consuming 800 kWh per month increased by approximately $8.06 or 5.7 % per month.
Rates effective January 1, 2016
Business rate information can be found here.
|Time of Use Pricing (Winter Weekdays)|
|Off-Peak (7 pm to 7 am and all day weekends and holidays)||$0.083/kWh|
|Mid-Peak (11 am to 5 pm )||$0.128/kWh|
|On-Peak (7 am to 11 am and 5 pm to 7 pm)||$0.175/kWh|
|Electricity used on weekends and holidays is charged the off-peak price during both the winter and summer periods.|
|Hydro Ottawa Variable and Other Charges - RPP1||$0.016945/kWh|
|Hydro Ottawa Variable and Other Charges - Non RPP||$0.019755/kWh|
|Hydro Ottawa Fixed and Other Charges||$13.28/month|
|Smart Meter Entity Charge||$0.79/month|
|Low Voltage Services Charge||$0.00007/kWh|
|Delivery Line Loss Charge||See below for calculation2|
As a residential 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 The Ontario Energy Board (OEB) sets the RPP rates. RPP prices are reviewed and adjusted twice a year in the spring (May 1) and in the fall (November 1). The price changes only affect households and small businesses who buy their electricity from their local utility.The vast majority of Hydro Ottawa customers pay Time-of-Use rates. If you are a Tiered price customer, please visit ontarioenergyboard.ca for more information.
2 The Delivery Line Loss Charge calculation is: Electricity Charge Consumption (per RPP Category) multiplied by the loss factor multiplied by the current month’s Electricity Charge per RPP Rate.
3 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.
4 For residential customers including those of the former Casselman Hydro, the Debt Retirement Charge has been removed from bills as of January 1, 2016.