Burlington Hydro's New Distribution Rates Come into Effect on May 1, 2017

A rate increase of 1.60% - in accordance with the OEB-approved 2017 parameters for inflation and productivity -  has been approved by the Ontario Energy Board (OEB) and takes effect May 1, 2017.

It should be noted that two factors have had a favourable impact on the residential bill - notably the distribution volumetric rate and something referred to as the Deferral/Variance account rate rider – even after offsetting the monthly service charge.

The result is a monthly bill decrease of $2.52 for residential customers who consume an average of 750 kWh/month.

Burlington Hydro’s distribution charges account for approximately 17% of the typical residential customer’s electricity bill. The charge is included as part of the “Delivery” line item on the bill. 'Delivery' also includes transmission charges, which are approximately 8%. Like all distributors we also bill for Ontario’s electricity system.

The Ontario Energy Board (OEB) has authorized Burlington Hydro's distribution rates effective May 1, 2017.

Visit Burlington Hydro's Regulatory webpage to learn more.