Toronto Hydro received authorization from the Ontario Energy Board (OEB) to implement changes to its Delivery Charge effective January 1, 2020. Changes to Delivery include endng a number of Rate Riders.
Learn more about the rates change
The Delivery Charge covers the cost of delivering electricity from the generator to Toronto Hydro, and then to your home or business. This includes the costs to build and maintain the transmission and distribution lines, towers and poles and to operate provincial and local electricity systems. Some of these charges are fixed and do not change from month-to-month. Others are variable and increase or decrease depending on the amount of electricity that you use.
The Delivery Charge also includes the cost of electricity lost or consumed as heat through distributing electricity from equipment such as wires and transformers, before it gets to your home. Toronto Hydro collects and pays this money to its suppliers. Costs collected for transmission and operating the provincial grid are passed on, without mark-up, to Hydro One.
This charge covers the costs involved to transmit electricity from generators to the city. Toronto Hydro passes this cost through to you, without mark-up. The increase in the Transmission Charge by 0.123¢ per kWh reflects the cost of transmission services provided by Hydro One to Toronto Hydro.
Customer charges amount to $31.14 per 30 days and include the Customer Charge and fixed Rate Riders outlined below.
- Customer Charge
- The Customer Charge, together with the Distribution Charge, covers the costs Toronto Hydro incurs to deliver electricity to your home, building and maintaining the distribution system, administration, and billing.
- Charge: $30.58 per 30 days
- Rate Rider for Smart Metering Entity Charge Rate Rider
- On March 1, 2018 the OEB approved a decrease of Smart Metering Entity Charge to be collected from Residential and General Service < 50 kW customers effective April 1, 2018, on behalf of the Smart Meter Entity (SME). This charge recovers costs incurred by the SME to collect, manage, store and retrieve information related to the metering of these customers’ electricity usage in Ontario.
- Charge: $0.56 per 30 days
Distribution charges amount to 0.846¢/kWh and include the Distribution Charge outlined below.
- Distribution Charge
- The Distribution Charge, together with the Customer Charge, covers the costs Toronto Hydro incurs to deliver electricity to your home, build and maintain the distribution system, administration and billing.
- Charge: 0.846¢/kWh