UPDATED – Time-of-use price periods for electricity users changing November 1

October 30, 2017 by

The Ontario Energy Board (OEB) is reminding households and small businesses that as of November 1, 2017, the time-of-use (TOU) price periods are changing, as is the threshold for residential customers that are paying tiered prices. TOU prices will not be changing.

The table below shows the winter Regulated Price Plan (RPP) prices that will be in effect during each TOU period from November 1, 2017 to April 30, 2018.

TOU price period

Winter hours TOU prices effective
July 1, 2017 through
April 30, 2018

Off-Peak

Weekdays from 7 p.m. – 7 a.m.
All day weekends and holidays

6.5 ¢/kWh

Mid-Peak Weekdays 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

9.5 ¢/kWh

On-Peak

Weekdays 7 a.m. – 11 a.m. and 5 p.m.
– 7 p.m.

13.2 ¢/kWh

The table below shows the same set of prices for RPP customers who pay tiered prices:

Price tiers

Tier threshold

Tiered prices effective
July 1, 2017 through April
30, 2018

Tier 1

Residential customers:
for electricity used up to 1,000
kWh/month

Non-residential customers:
for electricity used up to 750
kWh/month

7.7 ¢/kWh

Tier 2

Residential customers: for
electricity used above 1,000
kWh/month

Non-residential customers:
for electricity used above
750 kWh/month

9.0 ¢/kWh

For customers that do not purchase their electricity from their utility, there will be no change to the Global Adjustment (GA) credit on November 1, 2017.

The OEB will reset RPP prices and the GA credit for April 30, 2018 in a way that holds increases to the rate of inflation in accordance with legislation.

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