Small Business Electricity Prices

Small Business Customers on Time-of-Use Pricing - Revised Summer Electricity Prices

Beginning July 1, 2017, revised prices under Fair Hydro Plan legislation prices for Regulated Price Plan (RPP) small business customers, who buy their electricity directly from Burlington Hydro and who are paying Time-of-Use (TOU) rates, will be:

  • 13.2 cents per kilowatt hour for on-peak usage (from 11 am to 5 pm weekdays);
  • 9.5 cents per kilowatt hour for mid-peak usage (from 7 am to 11 am and 5 pm to 7 pm weekdays); and,
  • 6.5 cents per kilowatt hour for off-peak usage (from 7 pm to 7 am weekdays and all day on weekends and holidays).

These rates reflect summer season prices (May 1 to October 31, 2017) and appear on the ‘Electricity’ line of small business customer bills.

On July 1, 2017, revised pricing for on-, mid-, and off-peak pricing came into effect under Fair Hydro Plan legislation, further reducing the cost of electricity.

See more information from the Ontario Energy Board on electricity rates and the Fair Hydro Plan

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. Customers will see a slight increase of 1.6% on that portion of the bill representing distribution charges beginning May 1, 2017.

Local distribution companies are the billing agent for Ontario’s electricity system and they collect on behalf of all other electricity market participants and the government. Burlington Hydro’s distribution portion (indicated as a portion of the Delivery line on the bill - approximately 8% account for transmission charges) accounts for approximately 17% of a customer’s electricity 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.

Access our Regulatory webpage to learn more about distribution rates.