Regulatory Affairs

Burlington Hydro Inc. rates  are regulated by the Ontario Energy Board (OEB), an independent Ontario provincial government agency. Burlington Hydro Inc., at any time, may have one or more applications before the OEB, and may also be participating in other OEB-sponsored proceedings.

Accounting Order to Establish a New Deferral Account

Burlington Hydro has submitted an application to establish a new deferral account to record lost revenues associated with the elimination of the Collection of Account charge, effective January 1, 2019.

Request for an Accounting Order to Establish a New Deferral Account, June 28, 2019

Performance Scorecard

Burlington Hydro's 2018 Scorecard - Service Levels and Performance

BHI's 2018 performance - as measured by service quality, customer satisfaction, safety and system reliability indicators - is summarized on the Scorecard below.

BHI 2018 Scorecard & Measurement and Analysis

Learn more about electricity utility scorecards from the Ontario Energy Board website.

Distribution Rates and Charges

Burlington Hydro's current distribution rates, approved by the OEB and effective May 1, 2019, are provided below:

Distribution Rate Order – Effective May 1, 2019
Tariff of Rates and Charges

Burlington Hydro's 2018 Tariff of Rates and Charges:

2018 Tariff of Rates and Charges - Effective until April 30, 2018

Conservation and Demand Management

BHI Conservation and Demand Management (CDM) Annual Reports

2014 CDM Annual Report to the Ontario Energy Board - PDF
2013 CDM Annual Report to the Ontario Energy Board - PDF

BHI CDM Strategy

BHI CDM Strategy – Final Version - PDF
BHI CDM Strategy Addendum – Final Version - PDF

Major Event Response Reporting

Major Events are extraordinary occurrences out of a distributor’s control that cause significant disruptions in the distribution system. A major event is beyond the control of the distributor and is unforeseeable, unpredictable, unpreventable and/or unavoidable. Examples are major weather related events such as ice storms, major floods and tornadoes.

When a distributor determines an outage was caused by a Major Event, it must file a report with the OEB that outlines its responses to questions regarding the Major Event.

Major Event Reports in Burlington Hydro's service area are provided below.

March 8, 2017 Outage Event
October, 15 2017 Outage Event
January 8, 2018 Outage Event
April 4, 2018 Outage Event
April 15, 2018 Outage Event
May 4, 2018 Outage Event
September 9, 2018 Outage Event

Other Regulatory Information

Conditions of Service

Conditions of Service 

Burlington Hydro's Distribution Licence

ED-2003-0004 - BHI Distribution Licence - Valid Until March 31, 2023

OEB Codes Applicable to Electricity Distributors

Distribution System Code - PDFRetail Settlement Code - PDF
Standard Supply Service Code for Electricity Distributors - PDF
Conservation and Demand Management Code for Electricity Distributors - PDF
Affiliate Relationships Code for Electricity Distributors and Transmitters - PDF