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Toronto Hydro received authorization from the Ontario Energy Board (OEB) to change its rates effective May 1, 2014

CHANGES TO DELIVERY RATES:

  1. Transmission Charges from Hydro One
  2. Customer and Distribution Charges
  3. Introduction of new rates and charges:
    • Recovery of 2008-2010 Smart Meter Costs Rate Rider
    • Recovery of Incremental Smart Meter Revenue Requirement Rate Rider

CHANGES TO REGULATORY RATES:

1.   Wholesale Operations Charge

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General Service: Monthly demand of less than 50 kW

ELECTRICITY Charges
RPP Tiered Pricing


RPP Time-of-Use Rates4

(per first 750 kWh per 30 days)
(per remaining kWh)


Highest Price (On-Peak)
Mid Price (Mid-Peak)
Lowest Price (Off-Peak)

8.8 ¢/kWh
10.3 ¢/kWh

14.0 ¢/kWh 
11.4 ¢/kWh 
7.7 ¢/kWh 

These prices are applicable to those customers who are already on the Regulated Price Plan.  For other General Service Customers, the electricity charges will be based on the Weighted Average Hourly Spot Price.


DELIVERY CHARGES include:
Customer Charge (per 30 days) $24.80
Recovery of 2008-2010 Smart Meter Costs Rate Rider (per 30 days) $5.60
Recovery of Incremental Smart Meter Revenue Requirement Rate Rider (per 30 days) $3.68
Distribution Volumetric Rate (per kWh) $0.02293
Transmission Charge1 (per kWh) $0.01285
Smart Metering Entity Charge Rate Rider (per 30 days) $0.78

Recovery of Foregone Revenue Rate Rider

(per 30 days)

(per kWh)

$0.09

$0.00008

Recovery of Incremental Capital Module Costs Rate Rider

(per 30 days)

(per kWh)

$0.97

$0.00090

Application of Tax Change Rate Rider

(per kWh) $(-0.00003)
Note:  Delivery Charges also include costs related to electricity lost or consumed as heat through distributing electricity from equipment such as wires and transformers before it is delievered to your business.8

REGULATORY CHARGES include:
Wholesale Operations Charge (per kWh) $0.0057
Standard Supply Service - Admin. Charge (if applicable)2 (per 30 days) $0.25

DEBT RETIREMENT CHARGE:
Debt Retirement Charge (per kWh) $0.0070



General Service: Monthly demand of 50 kW to 999 kW

ELECTRICITY Charges
Regulated Price Plan Tiered Pricing (per first 750 kWh per 30 days)
(per remaining kWh)
8.8 ¢/kWh
10.3 ¢/kWh

These prices are applicable to those customers who are already on the Regulated Price Plan.  For other General Service customers, the electricity charges will be based on the Weighted Average Hourly Spot Price.
 

DELIVERY CHARGES include:

Transmission Charges

 Network3

 Connection3

 

(per Peak kW per 30 days)

(per Max. kW per 30 days)

 

$2.7917

$1.9253

Customer Charges

Customer Charge5

Recovery of 2008-2010 Smart Meter Costs Rate Rider5

Recovery of incremental Smart Meter Revenue Requirement5

Recovery of Foregone Revenue Rate Rider5

Recovery of Incremental Capital Module Costs Rate Rider5

 

(per 30 days)

(per 30 days)


(per 30 days)

(per 30 days)

 

(per 30 days)

 

$36.29

$18.79

$11.16

$0.13

 

$1.42

Distribution Charges

Distribution Volumetric Rate6

Recovery of Foregone Revenue Rate Rider6

Recovery of Incremental Capital Module Costs Rate Rider6

Application of Tax Change Rate Rider6

Transformer Allowance for Ownership (if Applicable)7

 

(per kVA per 30 days)

(per kVA per 30 days)


(per kVA per 30 days)


(per kVA per 30 days)

(Per kVA per 30 days)

 

$5.7116

$0.0202


$0.2225


$(-0.0056)


$(-0.62)

Note:  Delivery Charges also include costs related to electricity lost or consumed as heat through distributing electricity from equipment such as wires and transformers before it is delievered to your business.8



REGULATORY CHARGES include:
Wholesale Operations Charge  (per kWh) $0.0057
Standard Supply Service - Admin. Charge (if applicable)2 (per 30 days) $0.25


DEBT RETIREMENT CHARGE:
Debt Retirement Charge (per kWh) $0.0070

General Service: Monthly demand of 1,000 kW and up to 4,999 kW

ELECTRICITY
Regulated Price Plan Tiered Pricing  (per first 750 kWh per 30 days)
(per remaining kWh)
8.8 ¢/kWh
10.3 ¢/kWh

These prices are applicable to those customers who are already on the Regulated Price Plan.  For other General Service customers, the electricity charges will be based on the Weighted Average Hourly Spot.
 

DELIVERY CHARGES include:

Transmission Charges

 Network3

 

Connection3

 

(per Peak kW per 30 days)

 

(per Max kW per 30 days)

 

$2.6972

 

$1.9234

Customer Charges

Customer Charge5

Recovery of Foregone Revenue Rate Rider5

Recovery of Incremental Capital Module Costs Rate Rider5

 

(per 30 days)

(per 30 days)

 

(per 30 days)

 

 

$700.68

$2.49

 

$27.34

Distribution Charges

Distribution Volumetric Rate6

Recovery of Foregone Revenue Rate Rider6

Recovery of Incremental Capital Module Costs Rate Rider6

Application of Tax Change Rate Rider6

Transformer Allowance for Ownership (if Applicable)7

 

(per kVA per 30 days)

(per kVA per 30 days)

(per kVA per 30 days)


(per kVA per 30 days)


(per kVA per 30 days)

 

$4.5419

$0.0161


$0.1771


$(-0.0047)


$(-0.62)

REGULATORY CHARGES include:
Wholesale Operations Charge (per kWh) $0.0057
Standard Supply Service - Admin. Charge (if applicable)2 (per 30 days) $0.25


DEBT RETIREMENT CHARGE:
Debt Retirement Charge (per kWh) $0.0070


General Service: Monthly demand of 5,000 kW and above

ELECTRICITY
Regulated Price Plan Tiered Pricing (per first 750 kWh per 30 days)
(per remaining kWh)
8.8 ¢/kWh
10.3 ¢/kWh

These prices are applicable to those customers who are already on the Regulated Price Plan.  For other General Service customers, electricity charges will be based on the Weighted Average Hourly Spot Price.

 

DELIVERY CHARGES include:

Transmission Charges

 Network3

 Connection3

 

(per Peak kW per 30 days)

(per Max kW per 30 days)

 

$3.0747

$2.1369

Customer Charges

Customer Charge5

Recovery of Foregone Revenue Rate Rider5

Recovery of Incremental Capital Module Costs Rate Rider5

 

(per 30 days)

(per 30 days)

 

(per 30 days)

 

$3,071.47

$10.90

 

$119.83

Distribution Charges

Distribution Volumetric Rate6

Recovery of Foregone Revenue Rate Rider6

Recovery of Incremental Capital Module Costs Rate Rider6

Application of Tax Change Rate Rider6

Transformer Allowance for Ownership (if Applicable)7

 

(per kVA per 30 days)

(per kVA per 30 days)

(per kVA per 30 days)


(per kVA per 30 days)


(per kVA per 30 days)

 

$4.8388

$0.0172


$0.1887


$(-0.0049)


$(-0.62)

REGULATORY CHARGES include:
Wholesale Operations Charge (per kWh) $0.0057
Standard Supply Service - Admin. Charge (if applicable)2 (per 30 days) $0.25


DEBT RETIREMENT CHARGE:
Debt Retirement Charge (per kWh) $0.0070
 

Unmetered Scattered Load

ELECTRICITY Charges
Regulated Price Plan Tiered Pricing (per first 750 kWh per 30 days)
(per remaining kWh)
8.8 ¢/kWh
10.3 ¢/kWh

These prices are applicable to customers who are already on the Regulated Price Plan.  For other General Service customers, electricity charges will be based on the Weighted Average Hourly Spot Price.

DELIVERY CHARGES include:
Connection Charge (per connection per 30 days) $0.50
Customer Charge (per customer per 30 days) $4.94
Transmission Charge1 (per kWh) $0.00844
Distribution Volumetric Rate (per kWh) $0.06128
Recovery of Foregone Revenue Rate Rider

(per customer per 30 days)

(per kWh)

$0.02

$0.00022

Recovery of Incremental Capital Module Costs Rate Rider (per customer per 30 days)

(per connection per 30 days)

(per kWh)
$0.02

$0.19

$0.00245
Application of Tax Change Rate Rider (per kWh) $(-0.00006)



REGULATORY CHARGES include:
Wholesale Operations Charge (per kWh) $0.0057
Standard Supply Service - Admin. Charge (if applicable)2 (per 30 days) $0.25


DEBT RETIREMENT CHARGE:
Debt Retirement Charge (per kWh) $0.0070
 

Street Lighting

ELECTRICITY Charges
Regulated Price Plan Tiered Pricing (per first 750 kWh per 30 days)
(per remaining kWh)
8.8 ¢/kWh
10.3 ¢/kWh

These prices are applicable to customers who are already on the Regulated Price Plan.  For other General Service customers, electricity charges will be based on the Weighted Average Hourly Spot Price.

DELIVERY CHARGES include:

Transmission Charges

 Network3

 

Connection3

 

(per Peak kW per 30 days)

 

(per Max kW per 30 days)

 

$2.4829

 

$2.2957

Customer Charges

Connection Charge5

 

Recovery of Incremental Capital Module Costs Rate Rider5

 

(per connection per 30 days)

 

(per connection per 30 days)

 

 

$1.32

 

$0.05

 

Distribution Charges

Distribution Volumetric Rate6

Recovery of Foregone Revenue Rate Rider6

Recovery of Incremental Capital Module Costs Rate Rider6

Application of Tax Change Rate Rider6

 

(per kVA per 30 days)

(per kVA per 30 days)


(per kVA per 30 days)


(per kVA per 30 days)

 

$29.3201

$0.1041


$1.1439


$(-0.0354)

REGULATORY CHARGES include:
Wholesale Operations Charge (per kWh) $0.0057
Standard Supply Service - Admin. Charge (if applicable)2 (per 30 days) $0.25

DEBT RETIREMENT CHARGE:
Debt Retirement Charge (per kWh) $0.0070

 

RATE IMPACT TABLE

General Service AVERAGE MONTHLY BILL Impact BASED On NOVEMBER 1, 2014 RATES
Customer Type Monthly USAGE Total Bill Before
NOVEMBER 1, 2014*
total bill after 
NOVEMBER  1, 2014*
$
 Impact
% Impact
*General Service
less than 50 kW

2,000 kWh

$334.77

$338.92

$4.15

1.2%

*General Service
50 - 999 kW

388 kVA
150,000 kWh

$21,667.91

$21,979.19

$311.28

1.4%

*General Service
1,000 - 4,999 kW

1,778 kVA
800,000 kWh

$110,692.66

$112,352.82

$1,660.16

1.5%

*General Service 5,000 and above

9,434 kVA
4,500,000 kWh

$615,617.17

$624,785.47

$9,168.30

1.5%

*HST and Ontario Clean Energy benefit are not included.

Important Notes:

  1. These sample calculations reflect the impact of November 1, 2014 rate change,
  2. The Regulated Price Plan is applicable to customers who are already in this program. For other general service customers, the electricity charges will be based on the Weighted Average Hourly Spot Price (WAHSP). The above sample calculations are done based on the assumption that the customer is on RPP tiered pricing.
 
UNMETERED WATER HEATER CHARGE

As of May 1, 2002, unmetered water heater energy usage is billed on an estimated average daily kWh basis. Your estimated usage is determined by the size of your water heater, the wattage of the water heater electric elements and on the number of days in the billing period.

Customers on the Regulated Price Plan will pay 10.3 ¢/kWh. For combined metered and unmetered water heater services on an account, an annual adjustment will occur, to ensure each account receives the maximum eligible kWhs under the threshold.

Toronto Hydro-Electric System will no longer offer this unmetered flat rate billing option for the electricity used by your water heater. Click here for more details.

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1 Loss Factor Adjustment: When electricity is delivered over a power line, it's normal for a small amount of power to be consumed, or lost, as heat. Equipment, such as wires and transformers, consumes power before it gets to your business. The adjustment factor is indicated on your bill and accounts for these losses.

2 This service charge does not apply to customers who purchase their energy from a retailer.

3 Per Peak kW is defined as "maximum kW during 7a.m. - 7p.m., Monday to Friday, excluding holidays." Per Max kW is defined as "maximum kW at any time."

4 Toronto Hydro offers Time-of-Use rates to general service customers with monthly demand of less than 50 KW only.

5 Starting June 1, 2013, these charges are summarized to 'Customer Charges' summary line on the bill.

6 Starting June 1, 2013, these charges are summarized to 'Distribution Charges' summary line on the bill.

7 Toronto Hydro offers transformer allowance for customer owned transformers. 

8 Effective July 1, 2013, Ontario Regulation 405/12 requires electricity distributor to reflect (line loss) charge associated with power that is lost as heat during the delivery of electricity to your business be shown under the “Delivery” sub-heading of bills issued to low-volume consumers9.  Prior to July 1, 2013, this charge was included under the “Electricity” sub-heading of consumers’ bills.

For customers on Time-of-Use (TOU) rates, line loss charge is calculated as:

On-Peak kWh x 0.0376 x 14.0 ¢/kWh
Mid-Peak kWh x 0.0376 x 11.4 ¢/kWh
Off-Peak kWh x 0.0376 x 7.7 ¢/kWh

For customers on RPP Tiered rates, line loss charge is generally calculated as follows:
750 kWh x 0.0376 x 10.3 ¢/kWh

[Note:  the above line loss charge assumes a 30-day bill and no. of self-contained units=1]

9A low-volume consumer is a consumer who annually uses less than 150,000 kWh of electricity.

If you have any questions, please contact us by filling out our online form or speak with one of our Customer Care representatives at 416.542.8000.