The Ontario Electricity Support Program (OESP) helps lower-income homes save
on electricity. If you qualify, this program gives you a credit every month on your bill.
could you save?
The amount of the credit depends on:
- How many people live in your home
- Your total household income
How do you apply
for these savings?
For this program, you will need:
- Your electricity bill
- The names and birthdates of everyone in your home who is registered with the Canada Revenue Agency
- For everyone over 16 years of age, you will need social insurance numbers, individual tax numbers or temporary taxation numbers
Click the button to find out more about this program and to fill out the Application and Consent Forms.
When will your
You will be contacted after your Application and Consent Forms have been reviewed. If you are accepted, your credit will appear on your electricity bill in about six to eight weeks.
Special assistance may be available if you:
- Heat your home electrically
- Have medical devices that use a lot of electricity
- Are First Nations or Métis
Call 1-855-831-8151 (toll free in Ontario)
1-800-855-1155 (TTY to TTY)
More ways to save
Low-income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP)
Toronto Hydro's LEAP program provides a grant of up to $500 (per year) to customers having difficulty paying 'past due' electricity bills.
Find out if you qualify for LEAP here
If you qualify, you could receive free upgrades to make your home more energy efficient, and help you save on your electricity bill. Upgrades may include a new energy-efficient refrigerator, freezer, dehumidifier, lightbulbs and more. Learn about HAP here
Make budgeting easier
Spread costs evenly with the
Equal Payment Plan (EPP)
With EPP your electricity bill will be the same every month. That means you won't get higher bills in the winter.
Sign up for EPP
The convenient way
to manage your bill
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