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.

Throughout 2020, Hydro Ottawa has participated in an open, public and transparent process administered by the OEB with intervenors representing different customer groups. A decision on Hydro Ottawa’s rates for 2021-2025 was issued by the OEB on January 7th, 2021. The rates approved by the OEB are lower than those that were originally proposed by Hydro Ottawa, yet are sufficient for Hydro Ottawa to maintain its distribution system in a safe and reliable manner for the next five years.  

Approved 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.  In 2021, the monthly fixed distribution charge for residential customers will increase to $29.06. By the end of the five year term, the distribution charge will be $32.21, representing an increase of $3.57 from 2020.

Fixed Distribution Only

2020 Current

2021

Approved

2022

Approved

2023

Approved

2024

Approved

2025

Approved

2021-2025 Average

Monthly fixed rate

$28.64

$29.06

$30.34

$31.63

$32.11

$32.21

 

Monthly rate change ($)

 

$0.42

$1.28

$1.29

$0.48

$0.10

$0.71

Annual percentage increase (%)

 

1.47%

4.40%

4.25%

1.52%

0.31%

2.39%

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DECISIONS AND ORDERS:

NOTICE OF HEARING:

Issued March 4, 2020

KEY APPLICATION DOCUMENTS:

UPDATED APPLICATION AND EVIDENCE Filed May 5, 2020

ORIGINAL APPLICATION AND EVIDENCE

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

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