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About Time-of-Use Pricing (TOU)*

Time-of-Use rates work together with your smart meter. The Ontario Energy Board has developed the daily and seasonal Time-of-Use periods shown in the charts below. Note that the off-peak periods now starts at 7 p.m. It pays to shift the use of your laundry appliances, dishwasher and air conditioner to the lowest off-peak hours.


 

 
 

Winter Rates
(November 1 - April 30)

The winter gives us two peak periods. This is because our days are shorter and in the morning when most people get up, lights and appliances are turned on and heating systems are turned up. The pattern repeats later in the day around the dinner hour.

 

 

Summer Rates
(May 1 - October 31)

In the summer, we traditionally have just one peak period in the middle of the day between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. This is mainly due to air conditioning use during the hottest hours of the day.

For more detailed information on current TOU pricing, visit the Ontario Energy Board.

To learn more about smart meters and TOU rates visit Smart Meters Ontario or the Independent Electricity System Operator.

 

 

Weekends and Holidays
(All year)

Demand, and electricity prices are lower on weekends and holidays - as well as overnight.

2014 Holiday Schedule

 

 

* You'll receive advance notice prior to being moved to the Time-of-Use pricing structure.

 

Conservation Programs for Businesses

Learn more about programs offered to help your business save electricity.

 


 

Most Current TOU prices

Highest Price (On-Peak)
13.5 cents/kWh
Mid Price (Mid-Peak)
11.2 cents/kWh
Lowest Price (Off-Peak)
7.5 cents/kWh

For detailed information on current TOU pricing, visit the Ontario Energy Board.

To learn more about Smart Meters and TOU rates visit Smart Meters Ontario or the Independent Electricity System Operator.