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Time-of-Use Residential and Small Business Rates

COVID-19 Recovery Rate in Effect - all day, 7 Days a Week - 12.8 cents per kWh until October 31, 2020

Period When it Applies Price
Off-Peak Weekdays 7 pm to 7 am, and all-day on Weekends and Statutory Holidays 12.8 cents per kWh
Mid-Peak Weekdays 11 am to 5 pm 12.8 cents per kWh
On-Peak Weekdays 7 am to 11 am and 5 pm to 7 pm 12.8 cents per kWh

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 (winter or summer). TOU prices provide residential customers with a new way to manage electricity costs.

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

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Burlington Hydro Distribution Rates

Burlington Hydro is responsible for delivering a safe and reliable supply of electricity to homes, businesses and institutions in the City of Burlington. A distribution rate decrease of 0.76% has been approved by the Ontario Energy Board (OEB) and took effect May 1, 2020.

Many consumers are not aware that local distribution companies collect payment for the entire electricity bill and retain only the distribution portion, which is included in the Delivery line on the bill. Distribution accounts for approximately 27% of the typical residential customer's bill.

Before utilities can make any changes to their rates they are required to seek approval from the OEB through a rate application process. The Board reviews each rate application independently in a public process and approves the rates each distributor can charge.