The Ontario government introduced the OER as an expanded rebate providing bill relief that will be applied to customer bills, largely offsetting the price changes on the electricity line. The rebate will be applied to bills for most residential consumers, farms and many small businesses. The OER currently provides eligible customers with a rebate of 18.9% on their electricity bill.
Note: The OER replaced the 8% Provincial Rebate and Fair Hydro Plan. The eligibility requirements for the OER are different from the eligibility requirements for the former 8% Provincial Rebate. Even if you were previously eligible, you’re required to re-declare eligibility under the new rules to continue receiving financial assistance.
To be eligible for the OER, you must meet at least one of the requirements listed below.