Summer Residential and Small Business Rates
Time-of-Use Pricing May 1 to October 31, 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 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.
Rates In effect May 1 to October 31, 2021
Burlington Hydro RPP customers now have the option of switching to tiered rates.
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
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 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, 2021. The new rates result in an increase to the total bill of $2.15 or 1.66% per month for a residential customer using 750 kWh/month.
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.