CURRENT ELECTRICITY RATES
Electricity rates as of May 1, 2013.
Regulated Price Plan Tiered Pricing
- 7.8 ¢/kWh/first 600 kWhs used per 30 days
- 9.1 ¢/kWh/remaining kWhs
If you're on Regulated Price Plan Tiered Pricing, your consumption in kilowatt hours (kWhs) is separated into two price tiers under the government's Regulated Price Plan. Customers will be charged one rate for the first 600 kWhs of use per 30 days, while electricity consumed in excess of this threshold will be priced at a different rate.
The price threshold (the amount of electricity consumption that is charged at the lower price) will change twice a year for residential consumers. The price threshold will be 1,000 kWhs per 30 days during the winter season (Nov. 1 - Apr. 30) and 600 kWhs during the summer season (May 1 - Oct. 31). This allows consumers to use more electricity at a lower price in the winter. For more information visit the Ontario Energy Board's website.
Regulated Price Plan Time-of-Use Pricing
- 12.4 ¢/kWh Highest Price (On-peak)
- 10.4 ¢/kWh Mid Price (Mid-peak)
- 6.7 ¢/kWh Lowest Price (Off-peak)
If you're on Time-of-Use rates, your consumption in kWhs is separated into three periods. Customers will be charged 12.4 cents per kWh in the Highest Price (On-Peak) period, 10.4 cents per kWh in the Mid Price (Mid-Peak) period and 6.7 cents per kWh in the Lowest Price (Off-Peak) period. View more information about Time-of-Use rates.
Both the Regulated Price Plan (RPP) Tiered Pricing and Time-of-Use Pricing cover the cost of electricity purchased on your behalf. Toronto Hydro passes this cost through to you,
without mark-up and pays it directly to our suppliers.
These are the costs of delivering electricity from the generator to Toronto Hydro-Electric System Limited ("Toronto Hydro"), then to your home or business. These include the costs to build and maintain the transmission and distribution lines, towers and poles and operate provincial and local electricity systems. A portion of these charges are fixed and do not change from month-to-month. Some of these charges are related to CDM (Conservation and Demand Management) programs initiated by your electricity distributor to encourage customers to reduce and conserve electricity. Others are variable and increase or decrease depending on the amount of electricity that you use. Costs collected for transmission and operating the provincial grid are passed on, without mark-up, to Hydro One.
Toronto Hydro-Electric System ["Toronto Hydro"] received authorization from the Ontario Energy Board to implement the following charges effective August 1, 2011.
Transmission Charge1: 1.216 ¢/kWh
This covers the costs involved in transmitting electricity from generators to the city. Toronto
Hydro passes this cost through to you, without a mark-up.
Customer Charge: $18.93 per 30 days
(Includes Smart Meter Rate Rider of 68 ¢ per 30 days)
Distribution Charge: 1.520 ¢/kWh
The Distribution Charge, together with Customer Charge, covers the cost of delivering electricity
to your home, building and maintaining the distribution system, administration, billing, market
transition recovery, as well as smart meter costs.
Regulatory Charges are the costs of administering the wholesale electricity system and maintaining the reliability of the provincial grid. The Wholesale Operations Charge is collected, without mark-up, by Toronto Hydro and passed on to the Independent Electricity System Operator.
Wholesale Operations Charge1: 0.63 ¢/kWh
This charge covers costs such as market regulation and the management of the system. Toronto Hydro collects this charge, without mark-up, on behalf of the Independent Electricity System Operator.
Standard Supply Service - Admin. Charge (if applicable): $0.25 ¢/30 days
This is an administration charge of $0.25 stated on a 30-day basis. If your billing period is different than 30 days, the RPP administration charge will be prorated accordingly. This is a service charge
for customers who have not contracted with an electricity retailer for their energy supply.
DEBT RETIREMENT CHARGE
This charge is to retire the debt of the former Ontario Hydro. Toronto Hydro collects this charge, without mark-up, on behalf of the Ontario Electricity Financial Corporation.
Debt Retirement Charge10.7¢/kWh
HARMONIZED SALES TAX (HST)
Effective July 1, 2010, HST will apply to electricity bills. The HST of 13 per cent replaces the 5 per cent Goods and Service Tax (GST) already present on electricity bills.
The implementation of the new HST is mandated by the Province of Ontario. In order to calculate the HST amount, Toronto Hydro will prorate your bill based on the electricity consumed before and after July 1, 2010.
For information on HST, please visit the Ontario Ministry of Revenue's website or call the HST hotline at 1-800-337-7222.
ONTARIO CLEAN ENERGY BENEFIT
Effective January 1, 2011, the Government of Ontario has taken 10% off your electricity bill - including electricity costs, regulatory charges, the debt retirement charge and taxes
The Ontario Clean Energy Benefit takes 10% off the cost of up to 3,000kWh/month of electricity use. You will receive the Ontario Clean Energy Benefit on every bill for the next five years as our province continues to build our clean energy future. The Ontario Clean Energy Benefit applies to electricity charges incurred as of January 1, 2011.
Some exceptions apply. For information on the Ontario Clean Energy Benefit, please visit the Ontario Ministry of Energy's website or call 1-888-668-4636.
UNMETERED WATER HEATER CHARGE
As of May 1, 2002, flat rate (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 9.1 ¢/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 will no longer offer this unmetered flat rate billing option for the electricity used
by your water heater. Click here for more details.
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.
1Adjustment Factor: 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 home or business. The adjustment factor is indicated on
your bill and accounts for these losses.