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Seasonal Change to Summer Time-of-Use and Tiered Pricing Thresholds


Now in effect: Summer Time-of-Use Hours and Tiered Thresholds from May 1 to October 31, 2022. This applies to the Electricity Line of your Burlington Hydro bill and reflects the electricity you use.

The OEB sets the rates that utilities charge for the electricity you use in your home or small business  through two annual seasons - summer and winter. Electricity prices remain unchanged for this year’s summer season.

Summer Time-of-Use Pricing May 1, 2022 to October 31, 2022

The Ontario Energy Board (OEB) sets the province’s prices for electricity under the Regulated Price Plan (RPP) and develops the daily and seasonal TOU periods. With TOU pricing electricity prices vary, based on when it is used. That includes by time of day, by day of week (weekdays versus weekends), and by season.

Period Weekday Price for electricity
Off-Peak Weekdays 7 pm to 7 am, and all-day weekends and statutory holidays 8.2 cents per kWh
Mid-Peak Weekdays 7 am to 11 am, and 5 pm to 7 pm 11.3 cents per kWh
On-Peak Weekdays 11 am to 5 pm 17 cents per kWh

For electricity customers on a fixed-term contract with an electricity retailer, TOU prices do not apply.

Summer Tiered Pricing

Rates In effect May 1 to  October 31, 2022

Tier 1 Residential – first 600 kWh/month – 9.8 ¢/kWh
Tier 2 Residential – for electricity used above 600 kWh/month – 11.5 ¢/kWh

Tier 1 Non-residential – first 750 kWh/month – 9.8 ¢/kWh
Tier 2 Non-residential – for electricity used above 750 kWh/month – 11.5 ¢/kWh