Electricity Prices

Customers on Time-of-Use Pricing - Revised Summer Electricity Prices Beginning July 1st, 2017

Beginning July 1, 2017, prices for Regulated Price Plan (RPP) consumers, 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 m 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 revised rates reflect summer season prices (May 1 to October 31, 2017) and appear on the ‘Electricity’ line of residential and small business consumer 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.

Many consumers are not aware that local distribution companies are the billing agent for Ontario’s electricity system and that they collect on behalf of all other electricity market participants and the government. Burlington Hydro’s distribution portion (indicated as the Delivery line on the bill) accounts for approximately 17% of a customer’s entire 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 Distribution Rates and Charges from our Regulatory Webpage.