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UPDATE: Regulated Price Plan (RPP) customers return to Time-of-Use and Tiered pricing as 8.5 cent/kWh rate ends Feb. 22nd

Winter Residential and Small Business Rates

Time-of-Use Pricing

In effect February 23 to April 30, 2021

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). 


Off-Peak Weekdays 7 pm to 7 am, and all-day on Weekends and Statutory Holidays 8.5 cents per kWh
Mid-Peak Weekdays 11 am to 5 pm 11.9 cents per kWh
On-Peak Weekdays 7 am to 11 am and 5 pm to 7 pm 17.6 cents per kWh

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

Tiered Pricing

Rates In effect February 23 to April 30, 2021

Burlington Hydro RPP customers now have the option of switching to tiered rates.

Tier 1 Residential – first 1,000 kWh/month – 10.1 ¢/kWh
Tier 2 Residential – for electricity used above 1,000 kWh/month – 11.8 ¢/kWh

Tier 1 Non-residential – first 750 kWh/month – 10.1 ¢/kWh
Tier 2 Non-residential – for electricity used above 750 kWh/month – 11.8 ¢/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 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 26% 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.