Member Update: May 6, 2020

Province Extends Emergency Electricity Relief Rates

The Ontario government is extending emergency electricity rate relief to families, farms and small businesses until May 31, 2020 during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Customers who pay time-of-use electricity rates will continue to be billed at the lowest price – the off-peak price – 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The current off-peak Time of Use electricity rate is 10.1 cents per kilowatt hour for Regulated Price Plan customers.

This electricity rate relief, initially provided for a 45-day period starting on March 24, 2020, has been extended by an emergency order under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act. The rate relief is intended to be in place for an additional 24 days.

Ontario is also extending all emergency orders put in place to-date until May 19, 2020. For a complete list of emergency orders, you can go to the province’s COVID-19 website or view the announcement here.

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