Time of Use Periods and Pricing

TOU Summer Pricing

New Summer Season TOU Prices in Effect May 1 to October 31

The Ontario Energy Board (OEB) is reminding households and small businesses that the summer time-of-use (TOU) hours for the Regulated Price Plan (RPP) begin on May 1, 2019. Although TOU prices remain unchanged, Summer 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: May 1, 2019 to October 31, 2019

  • Off-Peak: weekdays from 7 pm to 7 am, and all day weekends and holidays - 6.5 ¢/kWh
  • Mid-Peak: weekdays 7 am to 11 am, and 5 pm to 7 pm - 9.4 ¢/kWh
  • On-Peak: weekdays 11 am to 5 pm - 13.4 ¢/kWh

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.

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