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Ontario Energy Board (OEB) Announces Electricity Pricing Pilots

Exploring different ways of giving customers greater choice

August 28, 2017 - OEB News Release

The Ontario Energy Board (OEB) today announced a number of pilot projects that will explore different ways of giving residential customers greater choice in the price they pay for electricity at different times, and more tools to help them better understand and manage their electricity use.

The OEB has selected Alectra Utilities, London Hydro and Oshawa PUC Networks Inc. to run these pilots, which are part of the OEB’s on-going review of the Regulated Price Plan (RPP) under which it sets prices that apply to more than 90% of the province’s electricity customers. 

“Customers want more choice in how they pay for electricity,” says Ceiran Bishop, manager of strategic policy for the OEB. “The pilots will help us in our redesign of RPP prices, so they can better match customers’ preferences and give them greater control over their electricity costs while also helping to improve system efficiency.” 

The OEB-approved pilots will test several alternatives to the current approach to time-of-use (TOU) pricing.

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