Pricing and rebates for multi-unit buildings

Information for bulk metered multi-unit properties.

If you're the owner or landlord of a property where multiple units are billed through one meter, the property is considered a Bulk Metered Multi-Unit Property. This means that you may be eligible for regulated pricing and rebates.

The following sections offer information about the Ontario Electricity Rebate (OER) and the Regulated Price Plan (RPP).

Ontario Electricity Rebate (OER)

The OER provides eligible residential and commercial customers with a 33.2% rebate on the before-tax portion of their bill. Some customers automatically qualify for the OER through their consumption or demand profiles. Others may be required to self-declare their eligibility.

OER details and application form

Regulated Price Plan (RPP)

If you qualify, the RPP offers pricing based on Time-of-Use (TOU) rates or Tiered rates. If you have an interval meter, you also have the option of being charged the Hourly Ontario Energy Price (HOEP).

Some customers automatically qualify for RPP through their consumption or demand profiles. Others may be required to self-declare their eligibility.

Note: Effective November 1, 2020, RPP customers have the option of choosing their price plan.

If you fall into one of the categories listed below, you’re eligible to be billed under the RPP.

  1. Low-volume consumers (consumers who annually use less than 150,000 kilowatt hours of electricity).
  2. A consumer who has a demand of 50 kilowatts or less.
  3. A consumer who annually uses at least 150,000 but not more than 250,000 kilowatt hours of electricity.
  4. A consumer who has an account with a distributor, if the account relates to,
    1. a dwelling,
    2. a property as defined in the Condominium Act, 1998,
    3. a residential complex as defined in the Residential Tenancies Act, 2006, or
    4. a property that includes one or more dwellings and that is owned or leased by a co-operative as defined in the Co-operative Corporations Act.
  5. A consumer who has an account with a distributor if the consumer,
    1. carries on a business that is a farming business for the purposes of the Farm Registration and Farm Organizations Funding Act, 1993, and
    2. holds a valid registration number assigned under that Act or the consumer’s obligation to file a farming business registration form was waived pursuant to an order made under subsection 22 (6) of that Act.

Who should complete the RPP Self-Declaration/Election Form

The RPP Self-Declaration/Election Form is for multi-unit properties or farming businesses that meet the eligibility criteria in classes four and five listed above.

Note: If you fall into categories one, two or three of the eligibility criteria listed above, you do not have to complete the form. You’ll be automatically enrolled in the RPP.

To apply for the RPP and select your preferred price plan, complete the RPP Self-Declaration/Election Form (PDF, 158 KB) for each eligible account. Once complete, follow the instructions on the form to submit it.

Note: If you submit the RPP Self-Declaration/Election Form and do not select a price plan, you'll be charged Time-of-Use (TOU) rates by default.

RPP frequently asked questions

Under TOU pricing, customers are charged according to the day of the week and time of day that they use electricity. There are three different price periods: on-peak, mid-peak and off-peak.

Tiered pricing separates electricity consumption into two price tiers. Customers are charged one rate for electricity usage up to a certain amount of consumption (or threshold) per month, and a higher rate for electricity used above that amount.

Both TOU and Tiered pricing are regulated by the Ontario Energy Board. For more information about TOU and Tiered pricing, visit our rates page.

To learn more about the current rates, visit our rates page.

At any time after your self-declaration, you can choose between the TOU and Tiered price plans, or, if you have an interval meter, the HOEP. To change your price plan, submit your request by email to billingspecialist@torontohydro.com. Please include your account number and your service address. If the request is submitted by a third party, please include a letter of authorization.

Effective date of your pricing plan change

When your change is received When the change will take effect
At least 10 calendar days before the beginning of your next billing period As of your next billing period
Less than 10 calendar days before the beginning of your next billing period By the second billing period after your change has been received

Note: The earliest the change will take effect is as of your first billing period after November 1, 2020.

If you submit the RPP Self-Declaration/Election Form and do not select a price plan, the default price plan is TOU.

If you don’t complete a Regulated Price Plan Self-Declaration/Election form, you will remain on your current price plan.

You can complete the RPP Self-Declaration/Election Form at any time you wish to self-declare your eligibility to be billed under the RPP.

Yes, the account would qualify provided it falls under one of the categories listed above.

If you have more than one eligible account, please complete a separate RPP Self-Declaration/Election Form for each account.

No. Once the form is received, the RPP rate will apply starting from the next meter read date.

We may use all information submitted in this process in support of our obligations under the Electricity Act, 1998 and the Ontario Energy Board Act, 1998, applicable Ontario Energy Board Codes and Rules, associated policies, standards and procedures and our electricity distribution licence.

If you have any questions about the information collected on the RPP Self-Declaration/Election Form, the ways in which your personal information may be used, or would like further information, please read our Privacy Policy. You can also call us at 416-542-8000 to request a copy of this policy.

For further assistance, please visit our contact us page to reach our Customer Care team online or by phone.