Business Rates

Important Notice – On November 1, 2020, electricity rates changed for Regulated Price Plan (RPP) customers. Most small business customers are on the RPP. The winter rate period and threshold are now in effect. The Ontario Energy Board (OEB) sets the RPP prices. These rates will remain in effect until April 30, 2021.

Residential rate information can be found here

 

Rates effective November 1, 2020


Demand less than 50 kilowatts

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Time-of-Use Pricing - winter periods effective November 1, 2020 to April 30, 2021

Off-Peak (7 p.m. to 7 a.m.) Weekdays, all day weekends and holidays10.5 ¢/kWh 
Mid-Peak (7 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.) Weekdays15.0 ¢/kWh 
On-Peak (11 a.m. to 5 p.m.) Weekdays21.7 ¢/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.

 

Tiered Pricing – winter thresholds effective November 1, 2020 to April 30, 2021

Tier 1 - Small Business – first 750 kWh/month12.6 ¢/kWh
Tier 2  - Small business – above 750 kWh/month14.6 ¢/kWh

                                          

Delivery 

 
Transmission$0.0121/kWh
Hydro Ottawa Variable and Other Charges – RPP$0.0258/kWh
Hydro Ottawa Variable and Other Charges – Non RPP$0.0243/kWh
Hydro Ottawa Fixed Charge$19.32/month
Smart Meter Entity Charge$0.57/month
Low Voltage Services Charge$0.00006/kWh
Delivery Line Loss ChargeSee below for calculation2

Regulatory

$0.0039/kWh3

Ontario Electricity Rebate

33.2%4

50 kW to less than 1,500 kW Billing Demand

Electricity - Wholesale Market Rates

Delivery

 
Transmission Network$2.9017/kW
Transmission Connection$2.0474/kW
Hydro Ottawa Variable and Other Charges$4.9827/kW5
Rate Rider for Disposition of Global Adjustment – Non RPP Class B Customers-$0.0015/kWh6
Hydro Ottawa Fixed Charge$200.00/month
Low Voltage Services Charge$0.02452/kW
Delivery Line Loss ChargeSee below for calculation2

Regulatory

$0.0039/kWh3

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

Electricity - Wholesale Market Rates

Delivery

 
Transmission Network$3.0128/kW
Transmission Connection$2.1882/kW
Hydro Ottawa Variable and Other Charges$4.627kW
Rate Rider for Disposition of Global Adjustment – Non RPP Class B Customers-$0.0015/kWh6
Hydro Ottawa Fixed Charge$4,193.93/month
Low Voltage Services Charge$0.02621/kW
Delivery Line Loss ChargeSee below for calculation2

Regulatory

$0.0039/kWh3

5,000 kW or more Billing Demand - Large Consumer

Electricity - Wholesale Market Rates

Delivery

 
Transmission Network$3.3399/kW
Transmission Connection$2.4642/kW
Hydro Ottawa Variable and Other Charges$4.3389/kW
Rate Rider for Disposition of Global Adjustment – Non RPP Class B Customers$0.0015/kWh6
Hydro Ottawa Fixed Charge$15,231.32/month
Low Voltage Services Charge$0.02951/kW
Delivery Line Loss ChargeSee below for calculation2

Regulatory

$0.0039/kWh3

Other Charges

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


  1. The Ontario Energy Board (OEB) sets the residential and small business rates for electricity under Ontario’s Regulated Price Plan (RPP). The OEB reviews and adjusts these rates, if required, twice a year: in the summer (May 1) and in the winter (November 1).
  2. 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.
  3. 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. Class A customers are charged the Capacity Based Recovery (CBR) based on their peak demand factor (PDF). The CBR is part of the Regulatory line and is a rate of $0.0004/kWh. Class A Customers Regulatory rate without CBR is $0.0035/kWh.
  4. The Ontario government increased the Ontario Electricity Rebate (OER) from 31.8% to 33.2% effective November 1, 2020.The increased OER applies to customers’ bills effective November 1, 2020 and reduces the pre-HST amount of the bill. The OER largely replaces the Fair Hydro Plan adjustments to the price of electricity..
  5. Wholesale Market Participants (WMP) purchase electricity through the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO). As a result, specific rates do not apply to WMP as they settled directly with the IESO. Within Hydro Ottawa Variable and Other Charges, WMP are not charged the Rate Rider for Disposition of Deferral/Variance Accounts - effective until December 31, 2020 –applicable only for Non-WMP. The following are the rates by class of Customer within Hydro Ottawa Variable and Other Charges that do not apply to WMP; 50 kW to less than 1,500 kW Billing Demand -$0.0247/kW. These rates would be subtracted from the rate posted for Hydro Ottawa Variable and Other Charges. Please note for 2020 these rates are in the form of a credit and would therefore decrease the rate.
  6. The rate rider for the disposition of Global Adjustment is only applicable to non-RPP Class B customers. It is not applicable to WMP customers. Customers that transitioned between Class A and Class B during the variance account accumulation period, or to customers that were in Class A for the entire period. Customers who transitioned from Class A to Class B are to be charged or refunded their share of the variance disposed through customer specific billing adjustments. This rate rider is to be consistently applied for the entire period to the sunset date of the rate rider. In addition, this rate rider is applicable to all new non-RPP Class B customers. Hydro Ottawa Limited Tariff of Rates and Charges effective January 1, 2020.
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