Time of Use Periods and Pricing

TOU Summer Pricing

New Winter Season TOU Prices in Effect November 1 to April 30

The Ontario Energy Board (OEB) is reminding households and small businesses that the winter time-of-use (TOU) hours for the Regulated Price Plan (RPP) begin on November 1, 2018. Although TOU prices remain unchanged, winter TOU hours have changed for on-peak, mid-peak, and off-peak periods.

This change affects residential and small business customers under the Regulated Price Plan (RPP) who buy their electricity from Burlington Hydro.

New Winter Season Prices and Hours: November 1, 2018 to April 30, 2019

  • Off-Peak: weekdays from 7 pm to 7 am, and all day weekends and holidays - 6.5 ¢/kWh
  • Mid-Peak: weekdays 11 am to 5 pm - 9.4 ¢/kWh
  • On-Peak: weekdays 7 am to 11 am, and 5 pm to 7 pm - 13.2 ¢/kWh

The Global Adjustment (GA) credit set by the OEB on May 1, 2018 is also not changing on November 1, 2018. That credit applies to certain eligible customers, including those that are eligible for the RPP but have chosen a contract with an energy retailer or market-based pricing.

The Ontario Energy Board (OEB) sets the province’s prices for electricity under the Regulated Price Plan (RPP)* and develops the daily and seasonal TOU periods. With TOU pricing electricity prices vary, based on when it is used. That includes by time of day, by day of week (weekdays versus weekends), and by season (winter or summer). TOU prices provide customers with a way to manage electricity costs, reduce strain on the electricity system and help the environment.

Read the OEB News Release

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