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Winter Residential and Small Business Rates

Time-of-Use Pricing Nov 1, 2022 to April 30, 2023

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).

Winter TOU Periods and Prices

Periods Day of Week and Time Nov. 1 2022 TOU Prices Nov. 1, 2021 TOU Prices
Off-Peak Weekdays 7 pm to 7 am, and all-day weekends and statutory holidays 7.4 cents per kWh 8.2 cents per kWh
Mid-Peak Weekdays 11 am to 5 pm 10.2 cents per kWh 11.3 cents per kWh
On-Peak Weekdays 7 am to 11 am, and 5 pm to 7 pm 15.1 cents per kWh 17 cents per kWh

Winter Tiered Thresholds and Prices 

Tiers Thresholds Nov. 1, 2022 Tiered Prices Nov. 1, 2021 Tiered Prices
1 Residential – first 1,000 kWh/month
Non-residential – first 750 kWh/month
8.7 cents per kWh 9.8 cents per kWh
2 Residential – for electricity used above 1,000 kWh/month
Non-residential – for electricity used above 750 kWh/month
10.3 cents per kWh 11.5 cents per kWh

To move to tiered pricing, customers must notify Burlington Hydro by completing the election form 

If a residential or small business customer opts to do nothing, they will automatically remain on TOU pricing. 


Burlington Hydro rates announcement to customers …Read Announcement


See rates news release and related backgrounders …Read Announcement


See Burlington Hydro Distribution Rates and Charges document …Get latest documents


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 increase has been approved by the Ontario Energy Board (OEB) effective May 1, 2022. The new rates result in an increase to the distribution portion of the bill of 3.15% or $0.89 and an increase to the total bill of 2.7% or $3.24 per month for a typical residential customer with monthly consumption of 750 kWh.

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 26% of the typical residential customer's bill.

Before Burlington Hydro can make any changes to its rates it is required to seek approval from the OEB through a rate application process. The OEB reviews Burlington Hydro’s rate application independently in a public process and approves the rates Burlington Hydro can charge.

Decision and Rate Order – Effective May 1, 2022