Residential rates change
Immediate change to Time-of-Use rates in response to the COVID-19 pandemic
Effective March 24, 2020, the Government of Ontario announced customers who pay Time-of-Use (TOU) electricity rates will be charged the off-peak rate of 10.1 ¢/kWh for all electricity usage, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. This change is for a temporary period of 45 days.
Decrease in your Delivery Charge as of March 1, 2020
On March 1, 2020, Toronto Hydro reduced the distribution portion of the Delivery Charge on your bill by 17.4%. The decrease reflects changes in distribution rates approved by the Ontario Energy Board (OEB) as part of Toronto Hydro's 2020-2024 rates application.
As a result, a typical residential customer consuming 750 kilowatt-hours (kWh) will experience an average decrease of $5.60 on their total monthly bill, including HST and the Ontario Electricity Rebate (OER). Over the past few weeks, customers began receiving the benefit of the rate relief associated with this change.
Types of electricity rates
Time-of-Use (TOU) rates
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic situation, the Government of Ontario issued an Emergency Order under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act . As a result, starting on March 24, 2020, residential customers on TOU pricing will pay the off-peak rate of 10.1 ¢/kWh no matter what time of day the electricity is consumed.
This means that TOU customers will be paying the off-peak price throughout the day as long as the Emergency Order remains in place. The government has indicated that it intends to keep the 10.1 ¢/kWh pricing in place for 45 days. The 10.1 ¢/kWh pricing applies automatically – no customer action is required.
For more information, visit the OEB website.
|On-peak||Weekdays from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.||10.1¢ per kWh|
|Mid-peak||Weekdays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.||10.1¢ per kWh|
|Off-peak||Weekdays from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. and all day weekends and holidays||10.1¢ per kWh|
The rates quoted above 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.